Our 3 tips for New Mums
You’re on the way home with your bundle of joy. For some of us, it is the happiest time of our lives, and for some new Mum’s you might be a little unsure of exactly what you’re in for. Here is our advice on surviving the first few weeks with a newborn.
Go to Sleep
This is the most essential information you will hear. As a new Mum, you need to sleep when your baby does. During the first few weeks, your little angel should be sleeping most of the time and just waking up to eat, cry and poop. It’s crucial that you get your rest when you can. Of a night, you’ll feel like you’re just starting to doze off and then you hear the hungry cry of your newborn, with your baby waking every few hours to feed. It’s not the kind of tired you’ve experienced from the late nights out of your youth. You’ll be the kind of tired where you may suffer from headaches, memory loss, irritation and even depression. By getting some much needed shut-eye when you can throughout the day, it could help recharge your batteries and help you become more alert to care for your infant.
They eat, they crap, they sleep, and if they’re crying they need to do one of the three and they’re having trouble doing it. Real simple.
Ask for Help
Gone are the days where you have to do it all on your own like some kind of superhuman. You may have a tribe around you or just one amazing person that wants to reach out and help. Take it when you can. If it’s someone wanting to get your groceries, tidy your home, help with the laundry or just watch the little one while you take a shower…or even better a long bath!!!! Accept the friends and family that are there to support you and don’t be scared to reach out and ask if you need something. More than likely people will jump at the chance to snuggle with a newborn.
Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.
Ziad K. Abdelnour
Surround yourself with other Mums
Every baby and parent are different. Just like their routines and home life will all be slightly diverse from you and your bub. By surrounding yourself with new mums, you can ask the crazy questions that are running through your head or listen to the stories from others that may be going through something similar. They may have tried something that you have never heard of to soothe their baby or a new product on the market that’s worth trying to make #MumLife easier. Reach out to Mother’s groups and arrange play dates to encourage a support network during your first few months.
When Mums support other Mums, incredible things happen
Perfect Little Bundles
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