Being a mom is probably one of the only things in the world that is equally as demanding as it is rewarding. There are so many things I would love to share with all you new moms out there, but here are top ten tips that may help ease things during the first few months of matrescence:
So many of us today feel like we’re supposed to be busy doing so much for our babies. But truth is, your baby only needs a mama that is present, stays grounded, and is always gentle with herself.
Know that it’s ok to do things differently
Let’s face it, we are all different. It’s OK if breastfeeding or co-sleeping isn’t for you. Don’t ever get yourself in the trap of the comparison game. Listen to your heart, only you know what’s best for you and your baby.
Don’t be afraid to ignore advice
Everyone will want to offer you advice and opinions on how to raise your baby. While it can be extremely helpful and educational to hear other people’s perspectives and experiences, always remember that what may work for others may not work for you.
Fuel yourself with nutrient-packed foods that are rich in electrolytes and vitamins. It’s so important to stay healthy for yourself and your baby, which also means that now isn’t the time to go on a weight loss program or any other restrictive diet plan.
You are enough
Trust yourself and don’t compare yourself to other mom’s highlight reel on social media. Don’t be too hard on yourself, and always remember that you are enough for your baby.
Don’t sweat the small stuff
Motherhood is a journey with each day having its own trials, successes and cuddles. Don’t stress on the little things, like the pile of dirty laundry or unwashed dishes. Just enjoy the moments you have with your baby, while you have them.
It is really just a phase
One thing you will probably need to hear is that it definitely gets easier. They will stop waking up three times a night, they will learn to eat on their own, they will stop wanting to breastfeed, and next thing you know you’re sending them off to school. So take a step back and don’t rush the journey, fall in love with every moment you have, the good and the bad.
Know that you’re doing a wonderful job
No matter what’s going on in the world, always remember that you are doing the best you can for your baby.
Surround yourself with positivity
Finding support and encouragement in friends and family members is really the way to go. Know that you are not alone and that there will always be someone out there you can count on.
Don’t forget your partner
With everything that’s going on with having a new baby at home, it’s easy to lose sight of your relationship. Find pockets of time in your busy schedule to bond with your partner, I’m sure he misses you.