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Mom Swears Doing These Things With a Newborn Regularly Will Make Life Easier In the Long Run

We could get behind this...

Everyone has their own ideas about the best way to raise babies, but most parents have similar goals in mind. The newborn period is mainly about survival (for both the baby and the parents), but it's also about starting good habits that will impact the way this journey goes for years to come. It's hard to know exactly where to start, though.

If you're hoping to build good habits with your new baby, one mom on TikTok has a few tips in mind. She shared different habits she started to make her life as a mom a little bit easier, and really good points were made here.

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In the video, the mom shared a list of things she's done from the very beginning with her baby that she's hoping will end up making her life a lot easier in the long run. She's slowly introducing him to water on his face so it won't bother him, and regularly uses the Nose Frida to clear him out so he won't be upset about it later. 

She also lays him down for naps while he's still awake so he can learn how to fall asleep on his own, and doesn't use blackout curtains so he can sleep anywhere. 

Considering that these are things that can be major struggles for babies down the line, it sounds like this mama's plan might just work. Then again, older toddlers have very strong opinions, and there's a good chance baby might grow up to hate this stuff anyway. 

These aren't bad habits to start, but if it's not your thing, don't sweat it. You'll figure it out!