Trust Your Momtuition!


Following up on the Instagram post I made on Tuesday...

Mamas, another thing that is so important in our motherhood journey is trust. Trusting our own voice and trusting our own intuition as a mom, your momtuition, and being an advocate for our little ones.

It is so hard to do, right?! Especially if you’re a first-time mom and haven’t been on this journey before.

There are so many books and “experts” that have a method for everything. How to sleep train, how and when to start solids, how to parent, and everything in between. So, it can be really easy to fall into the trap of trusting others instead of trusting your momtuition.

This is another piece of advice that I would go back and give my new mama self and other new mamas-to-be. Try and drown out all the other noise (yes, even the noise of parents, grandparents, friends, etc) and really listen to your own mama voice! There will be many people who will try to tell you “the best way” to do something and some may even come with some judgement. Wanna know what the great thing about being a parent is?? YOU get to decide what is best for you, your babe, and your family. Nobody else. What works for one family may not work for yours. Nobody knows your babe better than you do. Trust that.

So far for me that has looked like;

  • Not starting solids earlier than 6 months

  • Not starting sleep training and deciding with my husband what works best for us in helping Vincent learn to fall asleep on his own while not doing Cry It Out.

  • Following my own intuition and gut when Vincent cries and trusting that I know what he needs.

  • Being a stay-at-home-mom

  • Staying home or cancelling plans because Vincent needs to work on sleeping in his own crib or following his schedule.

I know this is only the beginning of my journey in following my “momtuition.” I know there will be many doubts, fears, failures along the way, but I also know that I am Vincent’s mom and nobody knows what he needs better than I do.

Godspeed, Mamas! You got this!

Elizabeth St Peter