Being a Mom Doesn’t Mean Being Perfect

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I remember the first time I saw sweet little Jack. It was a few minutes after he was born, they had put a HUGGIES® Little Snugglers diaper on him and was all swaddled up. He was absolutely perfect, and because of that, I wanted to be the perfect mom.

About a week after he was born, I accidentally scratched his nose. I have no idea what I was doing, but it actually broke the skin a little bit, and he still has a little bit of a scar from it. Looking back, it was an accident, that Jack surely forgot about minutes later. But for me? In my hormonal state, having just given birth, I was sure it was the end of the world, and that I was, indeed, the worst mother on the planet. My own mother was there at the time, and she told me it wouldn’t be the last time I did something like that, and that we all would survive.

And guess what? She was right. Over the past 17 months, I’ve accidentally scratched Jack, knocked him over, and saved him from many of his own mishaps, and we’ve both survived. Jack adores me, and I learned that a few bumps and bruises along the way only build character. If there was one thing I’d want new mothers (and fathers) to understand is that no one is the perfect parent, and as long as you are doing the very best you can, you are doing a great job. There will be many scratches and bumps and broken hearts, but the best thing you can do for your child is be there for them. I’ve made plenty of mistakes, but I’ve come to learn that babies are very forgiving (as long as you show them love!)

One company that is always there to help new (and old) moms navigate through the journey that is called motherhood is Huggies. From HUGGIES® Pure & Natural Diapers and HUGGIES NATURAL CARE® Wipes, they have so many different options for babies out there. Huggies and Walmart have combined to make an awesome Mommy Center  online for moms to find all the baby essentials they need, read advice and stories from moms who have “been there,” even find valuable coupons for Huggies products that are available at Walmart.

If you had one piece of advice for a new mom, what would it be? Do you have any funny stories from your first weeks and months of being a mama?

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