Some people find the Internet a comfort and useful resource, not I!
My husband has banned me from searching baby related questions on the Internet! Each time I have done so, has resulted in health scares and spirals of anxiety over my skill as a mother.
My bubs has been sticking his tongue out a fair bit recently. In a moment of curiosity and weakness, I reached for my phone during another trapped-on-the-sofa-feeding situation and in seconds had become convinced he was suffering a rare congenital disorder!
It didn’t matter to me that when I opened the page concerned, it turned out to be click bait. The thought was already worming its way in! No matter how many other articles I read explaining how this is just developmental, or how many cute stories shared by other parents, I couldn’t shake off the worry.
Life as a new parent can be so overwhelming and the internet is great for many things but, in my experience, searching for advice and answers can do more harm than good. What I have learned so far is to choose 1 or 2 people you seek advice from; people you trust and can call on for anything, day or night. They don’t even have to be parents themselves, just someone with a rational head can work wonders in those panicky moments.
I certainly won’t be looking for answers online again anytime soon!