As a new mum you are already feeling overwhelmed and exhausted – this is the perfect time to focus on what is right for you and your baby! New mum self care routines are so important to keep you healthy and happy. So read on below now to see our suggested self care methods now!
New Mum Self Care Rule 1: Don’t Worry About What Other People Are Doing
Just because Bronwen is already hitting the gym every morning does not mean you need to! There will be plenty of time for getting fit once your body has recovered from childbirth! Taking baby for a stroll in his pram gets you both out together while gently exercising.
New Mum Self Care Rule 2: Take it easy
This is not the time to organize a big dinner party or think about running a marathon – your body needs time to recover from pregnancy and childbirth. Make sure family and friends are aware that you are not taking on any projects at the moment.
New Mum Self Care Rule 3: Cherish Your Time
Babies grow up so quickly and each moment is different as they are developing all the time. Enjoy each moment with your baby – before you know it, he will be all grown up and going off to school!
New Mum Self Care Rule 4: Learn a new skill:
Well – you have already achieved this one! Coping with a newborn is a skill in itself!
New Mum Self Care Rule 5: Get more sleep
Easier said than done but very necessary for a new Mom. The best advice I got from my Mom was to sleep when baby sleeps. Get friends and family to help as much as possible and accept every bit of assistance you can. If you are tired and miserable your baby will sense it and become miserable as well.
This is a special time and you need to be able to enjoy it without any pressures from others – do what makes you and baby happy and comfortable! Enjoy your little one!