Jessica Simpson Talks Raising Baby Maxwell
She’s still new at this whole motherhood thing, but Jessica Simpson has a firm grasp on how she wants to bring up her baby girl Maxwell Drew.
The “With You” songstress took to her blog to share her thoughts regarding helping her daughter establish a strong identity of her own.
Simpson began, “I think that we can easily put expectations on our children just by comparing them to other children. I obviously want to know that my daughter is healthy, that I'm doing the right thing in taking care of her and she's getting all the nutrients that she needs.”
“But, I think that as parents, we do a lot of comparing and we don't really focus on our child in their own individuality. Taking away all the comparisons is a really healthy way to parent -- and not focus on the percentiles and all that kind of stuff,” she added.
“I think all moms just want to make sure that they're doing everything right, especially first-time moms. You're going into it really not knowing what to expect even though there's books written on it and you can try and get all the information you can. You really don't know until you have them in your arms and you take them home -- what choices and decisions you're actually going to be faced with every day.”
Jessica also shared that she’s been handling Maxwell’s needs on her own for the most part. “I don't have a nanny in the day, but we did have a night nurse in the beginning, and it's really helped me stay sane. Anybody that can be there [helps] -- even if it's a relative who can help you so you can sleep in the first couple weeks of being home from the hospital. You have much more of a clear head. It's really hard in the beginning and nobody can prepare you for it. But I really did get lucky: Maxwell is able to sleep through the night!”
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