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14 parents say what they wish they had done differently with their newborn

INSIDER Logo By Sharon Feiereisen of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 12: 
  Raising a child is a learning experience, and many new
  parents recognize they could have done some things differently.
  
  We asked 14 parents to name something they wish they had done
  differently when their children were newborns.
  
  Their answers included being smarter about buying toys,
  accepting more help from loved ones, and recognizing the signs of
  postpartum depression.
  
  
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  We all know there's no rewind button in life - the most we can do
  is learn from the past and try our best in the future. 

  Unfortunately, when it comes to parenthood, it's seemingly
  impossible not to have regrets. We all think we know what life
  will be like when the baby comes, but no one really knows and in
  the end, there are often endless woulda, coulda, shoulda moments.
  

  We asked parents to reflect back on when their child was a
  newborn and to single out the one thing they wish they had done
  differently.

  • Raising a child is a learning experience, and many new parents recognize they could have done some things differently.
  • We asked 14 parents to name something they wish they had done differently when their children were newborns.
  • Their answers included being smarter about buying toys, accepting more help from loved ones, and recognizing the signs of postpartum depression.

We all know there's no rewind button in life - the most we can do is learn from the past and try our best in the future.

Unfortunately, when it comes to parenthood, it's seemingly impossible not to have regrets. We all think we know what life will be like when the baby comes, but no one really knows and in the end, there are often endless woulda, coulda, shoulda moments.

We asked parents to reflect back on when their child was a newborn and to single out the one thing they wish they had done differently. Click through this gallery to continue reading. 

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