Are you bringing a new baby home soon? Consider these tips for How to Make Life With Your Newborn Easier.
Let’s get real! Adjusting with a newborn is trickier than it seems, and if you’re concerned about how to get around it, here’s just the right help for you. As a mom of three, I have a few tips to share!
Read on to discover 6 actionable tips to make your life as a new momma with your newborn a lot easier.
How to Make Life With Your Newborn Easier
Prepare and Get Ready
Having this check off of your list will make things a lot easier and stress free for you. You might also want to prep meals in advance and even cook extra and store it in the fridge- ready to be thawed, heated and served.
Plus, read our tips on How to Get Your House Ready for a Newborn.
One of the most important things most moms need to learn is to delegate tasks and get that helping hand as much as they can. This was always a hard thing for me to do as a mom, but it’s so important. Once you learn how to ask for help, it gets easier with time.
Pregnancy and childbirth can take a lot out of you, and getting that little help to warm the milk or heat the dinner or even rocking the baby to sleep can go a long way in helping you reduce the stress and exhaustion following birth.
We can’t stress enough on this one! Getting enough sleep and rest is crucial for a new mom, and no matter what, make sure you don’t compromise on this one. Sneak in day naps if your little one keeps you awake at night. Allow your body to rest and recover as much as you can during this delicate time.
Take it Easy
Regardless of what kind of birth you’ve had, make sure to take it easy for the first few weeks. Use this time to truly relax, and say no to things you can’t do. Trying to do too much together and everything on your own can burn you out pretty quick, and it can also put you at a risk of postpartum depression.
Diapers, wipes and other baby essentials that you need all the time – it makes sense to stock up on them as much as you can. This will save you a lot of headache and trouble of having to rush out and get more when you run out of them.
Here’s our list of Must-Haves for Baby!
You can also find our Diaper Bag Checklist: What to Pack in the Diaper Bag.
Don’t Get Discouraged
Last, but definitely not, as much as you might be tempted to give up, don’t get discouraged with breastfeeding. It might be one of the most challenging things you will have to do, but keep going. You might have to try different positions to ensure that your baby latches on correctly – don’t get anxious.
Rely on help from other moms you know, your nurse or just a few tools and items (like a nursing pillow) to make it a smoother process for you.
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