"Most of your baby crying has nothing to do with your parenting skills. Not being able to soothe your crying baby doesn't make you a bad parent."
- Dad Gold
This is probably the best thing you can do for both you and your baby when you're about to snap.
Taking a break, even if it's just for a few minutes, can be a game-changer for you.
Take a Breather
A mantra can be your very own motivating word, chant, or phrase that you can repeat over and over to soothe anxiety and stay calm.
Find Your Mantra
Make a feel-good playlist and turn it up next time you start to feel stressed.
Try to recognize the signs of stress and practice mindful breathing to calm down and relieve stress.
Take a stroll around the block, enjoy the sun and the outside air.
Take Your Baby Outside
They say, "It takes a village to raise a child" for a reason. Don't hesitate to ask for help from your partner, friends, and family whenever you need it.
Take some time out of your hectic schedule, make self-care a priority, and find some 'Me Time' every day.
You need to be kind to yourself and remember that they're just trying to communicate their needs.
Remember - Your Baby Needs You
Once you recognize your triggers, you can try to avoid hitting your breaking point.
Identify Your Triggers
If you constantly keep feeling overwhelmed and anxious, which affects your ability to care for your baby, you might benefit from professional help.
Seek Professional Help