Congratulations, you’re now a new mom! Your homecoming with your little angel in your arms can certainly bring joy to the household. But as you enter your new mom phase, you’ll start to feel like a walking zombie. Those midnight-feeding-time wake-up calls and random bouts of crying in the wee hours of the morning can deprive you of much-needed post-natal rest. So while in the midst of mommy duties, it’s important to take note of the following.
1. Ask for help.
Most new moms feel that they need to do everything—household chores, cooking meals, looking after the kids, and attending to baby’s every need, which is natural. Don’t try to do everything. Go ahead and accept help from a family member or friend so you can squeeze in a few hours of sleep.
2. Your sleep patterns will change and you might have trouble sleeping again. Just lie down and close your eyes even for half an hour so you can relax and recharge.
3. This may be an oft-repeated reminder to all new moms but it’s really important for you to catch a few winks as your baby sleeps. Resist the urge to do chores, put everything aside and get some sleep—now.
4. Turn off the TV.
This also goes for mobile phones, computers and other gadgets. Peel your eyes away from the screen and turn everything off because the light emitted from these devices will keep you awake.
5. Don’t ignore the blues.
Sleep loss leads to mood changes such as baby blues, or a certain feeling of sadness. Don’t ignore this. If you are experiencing these symptoms, talk to your doctor about it.
Your life as a new mom will be a bit out-of control for the first few months. Remember, though, that this too shall pass. What’s important is the bond you create with your baby, the time spent caring for him, and the memories that will last forever. To help bond with your little one better, use White Dove Baby Care products. White Dove is dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic and made with safe and natural ingredients to pamper your baby from head to toe. Strengthen your bond and enjoy motherhood. It’s all worth it!
What’s’ important it’s the bond you create with your baby, the time spent caring for him, and the memories that will last forever.