According to Bloggers – 25 Great Guides for First Time Parents

Guides for First Time Parents As bean will be with us in June, (we don’t have long to go now!) I thought I would start reading other bloggers posts and guides for first time parents, things like ‘what you need in your nursery’ or ‘tips on getting by when your sleep deprived’, the usual parenting things when you have a newborn! So I put out a call to some of the awesome Parenting Bloggers out there to compile an awesome list of 25 guides for first time parents covering a huge range of topics that I hope will help just a little when your newborn arrives. I’ve found many of these posts a great resource for handy tips and helpful info on things I hadn’t even considered when I set out looking for parenting posts.

Obviously this list is far from extensive, there are millions upon millions of other helpful blog posts and guides for first time parents out there about parenting and newborns, but these are just a few I have found interesting and helpful to get your started. But don’t forget these are just tips and opinions from other bloggers and parents, you need to decide what is right for you in ever situation of parenting and pregnancy. Don’t feel bad or under pressure to follow any guides out there to the letter, life just doesn’t work like that! We all muddle through somehow though! 

  1. 20 Things I Would Do Differently as a New Parent by Motherhood: The Real Deal 
  2. A New Mums Guide to Surviving the First few Weeks by Mum in a Nutshell
  3. Things I Wish I Knew About Giving Birth by Dear Bear and Beany
  4. 10 Facts That Matter About Babies and Lots That Don’t by The Parent game
  5. Top 10 Newborn Essentials by Family Fever
  6. Parenting: The Real Struggle by A Slice of My Life in Wales
  7. The First 12 Days with a Newborn by Hello Baby
  8. The Secret’s of Motherhood by Lil’s Mirror
  9. What to Expect When You’re No Longer Expecting by Mama Mim
  10. 10 Things I Wish I Had Know About C-Section Recovery by Wonderfully Average 
  11. My Journal Entry the Day After My Beautiful Baby was Born by Daysinbed
  12. Me Vs. The Parenting Books by Life with Baby Kicks
  13. Looking Back, What I’ve Learnt? by Mummy of Two
  14. Advice for my Pre-Pregnancy Self by Chilling with Lucas
  15. Tips for when you need to be away from your breastfed baby by Mum in a Nutshell 
  16. An A-Z of Things Mums Wish They’d Been Told Before Motherhood by Motherhood: The Real Deal
  17. Hospital Bag Checklist by Hello Baby 
  18. Maternity Leave: The Realities by A Slice of My Life in Wales
  19. You Know You Have A Newborn When… By Family Fever
  20. An Open Letter to a Brand New First Time Mum by Eat.Love.Live.London
  21. Wish List for New Mums – Things to Buy and Things to Do by Mel Wiggins
  22. My Pregnancy, Labour and Postpartum Essentials by Tigerlilly Quinn
  23. Pregnancy Symptoms They Don’t Tell you About by Mrs Helicopter Writes
  24. 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Had a Baby by Chasing Esme
  25. And finally one from a Dad! Things I Now Know. Nuggets by He’s Done What

Have you written or read any guides for first time parents which have struck a particular cord with you, or that you have found particularly useful? Please link them up below or send me the links as I would love to read some more and share them with my readers.

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  1. March 16, 2016 / 11:55 am

    Great to have all this information in one place, there is so much information out there it is good to hear from actual parents who have been there and done it! Thanks for including my post 😀

    • Chantele
      March 16, 2016 / 12:01 pm

      Glad you like it! Thanks for submitting a post there really are loads of resources out there, but honest ones like these are great

  2. March 17, 2016 / 1:14 pm

    I wish I’d had something like this to read when mine were born, it’s so much better to hear from actual parents! I hope everything goes well with your new arrival. xx

  3. March 21, 2016 / 9:34 pm

    Fab post, so great to have them all in the same place, well done for compiling it and thank you so much for including me 🙂