Eight Things New Parents are Scared about when Raising Their Kids

Being a new parent is an exhilarating time – one filled with much joy, but also many new worries.

The dreams you had for your baby when he or she was in the womb are now a reality, and it may not be exactly what you expect. Here are 8 things that many new parents fear about when raising their childre – and how these parents can overcome them!

1. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Some new parents are always anxious about their infant. These are the parents that spend some part of their night checking to verify if the baby is still breathing or if they have slept longer than usual.

They just brought this new life into the world, and they are terrified about the possibility that he or she could be taken away from them.

Here’s the good news: SIDS deaths are pretty rare – just one or two for every thousand live births. Even better, you can take simple steps to keep your baby safe.

First and foremost, put your baby to sleep on his or her back. (Since the “Back to Sleep” campaign was started in 1994, there has been a 50 percent overall drop in SIDS rates.) Also, keep your baby in the room with you – but not on your bed, which can be very dangerous. Breastfeeding, using a pacifier before bed, and keeping your baby away from second-hand smoke have also been shown to reduce risk.

2. Losing Control of your Finances

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