One day I got a call from some new parents. They were sleep deprived and were having real trouble with their new baby daughter. They asked me to come and spend the day with them to get my guidance and learn to cope better.
I learnt that their immediate family lived miles away and that the advice they had gotten from friends simply wasn’t working for them. I went over and spent the day teaching Mum and Dad the basics like how to properly bathe and change baby, all her different cries and what to look out for. Perhaps most importantly, we also ran through how to settle baby down and ready her for bed.
The following day they called and told me how truly thankful they were for my help. Stories like this one remind me how much I love doing this and helping parents that would have otherwise struggle.