Normal Worries and Fears New Parents Have

Being a new parent is one of the most exhilarating and scariest feelings one can have. Unlike getting new products, having a baby of your own is different because these adorable creatures do not come with instruction manuals. Below are everyday worries and fears that parents all over the world have.

Accidentally Hurting Baby

Babies are born tiny and fragile hence worrying about their vulnerability is a genuine concern. It’s normal to worry about them dying in their sleep, falling off your hands, drowning while you bathe them, choking while they feed and many other concerns that might scare sanity out of you.

Baby Blue

Most mothers believe that they will automatically bond with their baby the moment they give birth and have this unbreakable bond. Yet, up to 80% of women develop baby blues for the first week and struggle to bond with their baby. This, however, does not mean you do not love your baby. Give it time and all will be well.

Breast Feeding Struggles

With no way of knowing how much milk a baby is taking, most breastfeeding mums are bound to worry if your baby is having enough to feed constantly. Breastfeeding struggles are amplified when a baby has a problem with proper latching of the breast.

Inconsolable Crying

The first few days being a new parent can be incredibly frustrating especially if all your baby seems to do is cry. However, take it in stride, as after a few weeks you will be able to differentiate the meanings of the cries and know when they are wet, hungry, tired, bored or sick.


Having a baby is draining both physically and emotionally. However, one thing that is a constant concern for parents is finance. Children have various financial needs and it is understandable to worry if what you have saved is enough for both current and future needs.  

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Unfortunately, infants are five times more susceptible to dying in their sleep than grownups. This is what is Sudden Infant Death syndrome. You can lower this risk by merely placing your baby to sleep on their backs and ensuring the sleeping area is clutter free hence calming your nerves.

As expected, being a new parent takes some adjusting to therefore it’s entirely reasonable to worry about your baby. Even when a few screw-ups happen, be kind to yourself and take it a day at a time. Overall, enjoy parenthood and discover new uncharted areas together with your baby .


# Please note that development differs from one child to another

# Content intended for educational purposes only, and should not be substituted for medical advice from your doctor.

Last Review January 2019

Sources: parentcircle, pregnancybirthbaby, parents, babygooroo

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