Being a first time mum was quite overwhelming for me and I took a lot of comfort from websites, both when I was pregnant and with a newborn. I was always looking for information online, whether it was feeding advice or sleeping tips I found that there is a wealth of information out there. I also looked for advice aimed more specifically at us as Lucas had both reflux and eczema. Some of the tips I found online were invaluable and saved me a lot of time, money and anxiety. I think I drove my husband mad looking every little thing up but personally, I found reassurance in reading articles and hearing about what worked for other parents; it made me feel more confident in my decisions and more confident in my parenting skills.As Lucas got older parenting became more natural. However, now that he is firmly in the toddler stage of development I find myself looking for more information again. There are things I’m starting to wonder about: when will he be ready for a big bed and how should I go about making the transition? We are still a long way off the potty training stage but I want to research it and see how I should best prepare myself. As I’ve talked about on here before, he has been slow with his speech and I would like to know the best ways for me to help him improve. My friends with toddlers are discussing similar subjects; we have little chats about what we are trying and most of us turn to the internet when we are stuck for ideas.
When I first looked on the What to Expect website I was pleasantly surprised to find several articles relevant to me on the front page; Making the move to a toddler bed and How to start potty training were the first two that jumped out for me. Then I found myself looking through some others that caught my eye. Lucas sleeps brilliantly at night but daytime naps can be fraught; the article on Toddler naps was a good read for me and there were plenty more that I found interesting.
Even when we think we are settled and confident as parents, there is still some reassurance to be found in online articles, tips and advice. As Lucas grows and learns so do I; being a parent is challenging and rewarding. I’ve bookmarked the website for future reference, as I know it will come in handy!
I was asked by What To Expect if I would like review their website but I was not compensated for this post. I had already researched information on toddlers and found their articles helpful and informative.