Hudson Valley Parent

HVP April 2016

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22 Hudson Valley Parent n April 2016 By ERIN JOHNSON I was petrified when the time came to take my first child home from the hospital, timidly asking the nurse, "Will you show me how to change her before we go?" I had changed a few of my niece's diapers, but this tiny little helpless being was mine. I looked at her precious little face and thought about all the ways I could screw up. Over time, I figured out how to really listen to my intuition and take other people's advice with a grain of salt. You will too, new mamas, but here are a few tips to get you there a little quicker: 1. Listen and observe - The best thing you can do to hone your natural maternal instincts is to listen Top tips for new mommies "You don't have to have it all f igured out to be a great parent." NEWBURGH TH E BE L L S' AN AUTHORIZED ETHAN ALLEN RETAILER ROUTE 32 94 NORTH PLANK ROAD 845.565.6000 UPHOLSTERY HAND-TAILORED IN OUR OWN NORTH AMERICAN WORKSHOPS AND DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME IN 30 DAYS OR LESS. * *Delivery times may vary based on your location. Ask a designer or visit for details. ©2016 Ethan Allen Global, Inc.

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