If you are an expectant parent, then you would have been told that life after a baby is not going to be easy. Here are a few tips to help you make it easier.
Learn to divide your chores – generally, once a couple starts living together, they naturally divide their chores to make running a home a much smoother process. However, once a baby arrives, things become more challenging and chaotic. Make things simpler; who ever was staying up with the baby the previous night need not do the bulk of the chores. If one of you is staying home with the baby while the other is working, leave only the chores that can be carried out within a few minutes for the one staying homebecause that’s all the time you will get before your baby needs you.
Sleep when you get the opportunity – post natal depression is quite common among young mothers. More commonly known as baby blues, it makes you have crazy mood swings, easily weepy and constantly tired. However, this is not to say that dads don’t experience it as well; because they do. While hormones are one of the biggest reasons for PND, losing sleep will also contribute to it. We understand that you might find it hard to get adequate sleep at night; so try to get your sleep whenever your baby decides to snooze.
Use smart options for helping you out better – if you are someone who loves shortcuts, then you will love this suggestion. If you want to have a little baby free time, invest on a baby monitor. Put your baby to sleep and enjoy a little baby free time, relaxing completely thanks to the baby monitor. Likewise, invest on other things like a car seat and a stylish nappy bags that is also efficient.
Learn a few quick recipes; opt for take out when you simply can’t – even the baby changing bags and the best pram will not prompt you to go out; if you don’t have the energy for it. If you are like most new parents, you will find making your meals very challenging. However, eating right is vital; especially when you have to care for a demanding little one. Learn a few quick and healthy recipes that won’t require a lot of prepping. In those days that you simply cannot cook, opt for a take out. The important thing is to eat…