You know what’s super exciting and fun and the best days of your life? Being a new mom. You know what’s terrifying and exhausting and potentially the most challenging days of your life? Yep. Also being a new mom. Today I’m excited to share some words of wisdom from Enozia over at Distracted Momma as she shares 5 tips to help new moms make the transition to parenting a little easier!
Pregnancy is as challenging as is it a blissful period, but when its all over and you finally have your little one in your arms, things start to get a tad bit tricky. Being a mom isn’t easy. If you’re a first time mom, you might even find it overwhelming at times to handle everything from your little one’s sleeping schedule to having your body adjust to breastfeeding.
If that sounds like you, keep reading! We’ve got 5 super actionable tips and tricks to make the entire job of being a mom a lot easier and hassle-free, leaving you with more ‘me’ time.
The key to making things work for you as a new mom is to keep it simple. If you run out of something, look for a swap; if you’re bad at something don’t do it. Confused about choosing the right stuff for your baby? Seek the advice of other moms and see what worked out for them. Choose products that are tried and tested and those that can be relied on as opposed to multipurpose solutions and products.
One of the best ways to make being a new mom a hassle free experience for you is to look for alternatives, and those that are as natural as possible. Stick to using simple and natural solutions for your baby’s little problems. For instance, you can use coconut oil for baby acne or olive oil for your baby’s massage. In fact, these natural oils and products work even better than commercially available products. You can even use coconut oil for diaper rash! This doesn’t just turn out to be healthy for your baby, but pocket friendly too.
Finding a little time to unwind is the way to stay strong throughout the tough post partum phase. If you don’t give yourself time to rest, you’ll most likely get burned out. Don’t hesitate to use all the help you can get. Look after yourself with as much commitment as you would your baby, and watch things get a lot smoother for you.
Be it your spouse, friends or family members- the arrival of your little one will definitely have you surrounded by people asking if you need any help. If that’s the case, don’t hesitate to use it. Your newborn will probably also have certain strange habits or actions that you can’t seem to make sense of; if you feel something is prodding your mind a bit too much, visit your healthcare provider or a pediatrician to clear any doubts that you may have.
Share your experiences and troubles to a listening ear- it helps a lot too!
Breastfeeding, among many other approaches, can help strengthen the bond you have with your baby. Postpartum depression is very real. Taking active steps to strengthen your bond with your baby can help you tackle it a lot better. Never underestimate the power of human touch; make sure your baby is in contact with you and your skin as much as possible, especially if you aren’t breastfeeding. Massage your baby, bathe him and spend some exclusive time with him to develop an intimate and strong bond. Co-sleeping is also found to work wonders. These small steps will in time, help you make things easier as your baby will start responding to you and your voice as he starts growing up.
Following these 5 actionable tips can work wonders in helping make parenting an easier job for you. So go ahead and get started on it Mommas! Time to make being a new mom rock!
Enozia Vakil is a freelance social media marketer, blogger and an animal lover at heart.
Distracted Momma is an online resource aimed at helping busy moms do better and make the best of both worlds. Multitasking can get the best of you, and that’s where Distracted Momma comes in to help with the best easy recipes that are kid friendly and healthy, helpful advice to bring up strong and motivated children, strengthen the parent-child bond, tackle common health issues and complaints in kids, activities and games for children, product reviews for the best kids essentials, and a lot more!