Parenting is tricky business and unfortunately, the new babe doesn't come with a handbook and a how-to guide but there are some fabulous parenting infographics that may work just as well. Here are some useful parenting infographics for when you need a little assistance and assurance.
1. Motor Skills
One of the best parenting infographics is this one about motor skills. There are some great books on the market but who has the time to consult them when you're looking after a child? Just consult this fabulous infographic, which gives you the best toys to help your child develop their motor skills.
Technology is an unavoidable part of our everyday lives and it astounds me when I see babies using tablets and mobile phones. Children are growing up with a technology that many mothers will have become exposed to later in life. This infographic gives some interesting advice about technology and how to promote a healthy use of it with your children.
Any new mother will know that sleep can become a thing of the past. This infographic offers important information about babies' sleep cycles and how to maximize your sleep during this busy time as a new mother.
4. Things You Learn
This is an informative yet lighthearted look at the things you learn when you become a mother. I suppose there are things that people just don't tell you but this infographic gives a fun insight into the different things you will learn as a new mother.
This is one of the most comprehensive infographics I have found and if you're pregnant or trying for a baby, it has some fascinating information about the stages of pregnancy and all the changes that happen in the body. It's an amazing insight into the wonders of nature too!
6. Habits of Highly Effective Parents
This is another great infographic and is about the habits of highly effective parents. From talking to snuggling, if you're a parent you can look at ways you can become even more effective than you already are!
If you want to know the milestones of early childhood development then here is another great infographic. Of course, all children are different but it's an interesting look at roughly what to expect and when as your child grows up.
8. Newborn Survival Kit
The new babe will not come equipped with a survival kit but this infographic will work just as well in its absence. It has some interesting information about how to survive with a new born and as with all infographics, is in an accessible format so you don't have to flick frantically through a book.
Finding that your child has a fever is bound to induce panic in any parent. This infographic will help put your mind at ease and help you decide when and if you need to act.
What do you do when a child starts the teathing process and when will this mystical event take place? Take a look at this fun infographic to find out the stages of teething and how to cope with it.
11. Childproofing Your Home
If you want to know ways to childproof your home then check out this infographic. The home can be a hazardous place for young children and this infographic gives some helpful hints and tips for making your home child-friendly.
12. Best Foods for Baby
Not sure what are the best foods for baby? Here is another great infographic with information about the best foods and the ones to avoid. This is especially great for new mothers who are conscious about giving their babies the best start.
Whilst some parents can't tear their child away from a book, there are others who struggle to get their child to read. Reading is so important for children and there are some ways to help encourage your child to read.
14. Money Wise
Money makes the world go round, unfortunately, so it's important that children learn how to manage money from an early age. A child's exposure to money matters will have a profound effect on how they manage their financial affairs when they're old enough to do it for themselves. This infographic gives helpful tips for teaching kids to be money wise.
15. Spot the Signs
We were all young once and most of us have been exposed to peer pressure where drugs and alcohol are concerned; It's all part of growing up. However, when the boundaries between experimentation and addiction are blurred, there can be devastating consequences and this infographic is helpful for a parent who suspects their child might be using drugs.
Becoming a parent for the first time can be scary and exciting and if you don't have the benefit of a support network or people to ask for help, these infographics can be useful to help guide you through the process of parenting. Which is your favorite one?