Being a new mum is a highly demanding task and with a baby to feed, nappies to change and a million and one things to do it is easy for new mums to simply not have the time for things that were once a regular part of their pre-baby existence.
Feeling relaxed and not taking daily chores so ‘seriously’ are components of life that may have taken a back seat since the arrival of your newborn! To help, there are several amusing tips for new mums designed to make life that little bit less stressful and easier!
Stock up on Febreze
Nobody likes the smell of a dirty nappy and with a newborn seemingly constantly needed changing, there are bound to be a few nasty niffs floating around the house! Instead of frantically washing carpets, polishing the furniture and bleaching worktops in an attempt to rid the room of the smell of nappies, simply buy some Febreze and get spraying!
Don’t put pressure on yourself to lose the baby weight
The likes of Victoria Beckham and Heidi Klum may walk out of the maternity ward in a size six dress but for us ‘mere mortals’ regaining our pre-pregnancy figure takes time. Your body has been through some immense changes and letting it settle back to its former condition will be beneficial for both your physical and mental wellbeing. Implement a healthy, well-balanced diet and a gentle exercise routine and relax and enjoy the last remnants of your pregnancy.
Make the most of your new well-endowed chest!
When your milk comes in your chest is likely to increase a fair few sizes – make the most of it, it won’t last forever!
Postpone visits to see the baby
Everybody loves to see a new baby and the constant ringing of the doorbell can leave new mums exhausted. Now is the time to be stern yet fair by simply telling potential visitors that you are feeling tired and to leave the visit until next week, or the week after! Friend and relatives may be disappointed that they won’t be one of the first to see your gorgeous bundle of joy, but they will understand.
Ask for help!
Don’t be afraid of asking your mother-in-law, your best friend or even your partner to take over some of the daily chores. Some new mums like to look like they can cope with everything, there is no need to prove that you are ‘super mum’, and getting some help will take the pressure off you immensely.