Becoming a parent is one of the most rewarding and absolutely amazing experiences that you can possibly go through in life. However taking care of a newborn is a whole lot of work and it can sometimes result in other responsibilities getting neglected such as cleaning your home, or preparing meals. I think we all know that this can be extremely overwhelming for a new mother, but what if I told you it was completely possible to keep up with all of these things while still caring for your little one?
Today I am going to be sharing with you a few tips for getting things done all while caring for a little newborn baby.
-Use Nap Time: Babies sleep a whole lot when they are newborns. You definitely want to use time to your advantage. Although it may just be little 15-20 min naps here and there, you can use that time to get a bit of chores done. Just remember to not let yourself get too overwhelmed, take some time to yourself while you can as well.
-Baby Wearing: Do you have a baby that just loves to be held by mommy at all times? Well, you’ve just gotta learn how to do this while keeping your hands free as well. A great way to do this is by beginning baby wearing. You can find various harnesses, or wraps in order to wear your baby. This way they have all the comfort of being held by you, but your hands are free to do the dishes or pick up around the house.
-Use Feedings: Another great time to take advantage of is if your babies are feeding. You can take your baby wearing materials and use them to hold the baby while they breastfeed and you are still free to get a few things done. Feeding them will keep them distracted and refrain from crying, you keep them happy all while achieving what you need to get done around the house.
-Ask For Help: Being a new mom is extremely stressful and difficult, there is absolutely nothing wrong with asking for a little help. Whether you ask someone to help out with some chores or maybe even ask someone to watch the baby for a bit so that you can get some housework done.
See, it is totally possible to keep up on everything all while taking care of your newborn. Although they occupy a good amount of your time, it is possible to keep things on track. Just remember not to let being a new mom overwhelm you, take the time to enjoy your brand new baby.