If you (or someone you know) is about to become a new mum, you probably know that baby is about to become the centre of her world. But in order for any mama to be there for her baby, she needs to be putting her own self-care high on the priority list. Taking care of a baby is a million times easier and more enjoyable when mum is looking after herself.
Here are our top tips and tricks for Mama Self-Care:
Be Prepared Before Baby Arrives
The best way to ensure smooth sailing in the early days, weeks and months of motherhood is to be prepared! Aim to get everything ready and prepared while baby is still in mum’s belly. Fill the nursery with baby essentials; remember that more is better! You don’t want to be left short on nappies or clean sheets when you most need them!
Make time daily for physical and emotional care
Having a baby is life, body and mind altering. That’s why it’s so important to nurture the physical and emotional wellbeing of any new mum on her new journey. The Hermosa Co. range is an amazing way to feel and nourish a body post-pregnancy. We also love any mindfulness activities like journaling or moment-capturing. We have some gorgeous keepsakes that are perfect for memory documenting and some quiet reflective time for new mums like these books and milestone cards.)
Lean on those around you for support!
They say it takes a village to raise a child, and they ain’t wrong! The expectation placed on mothers to do 100% of the childrearing is unrealistic. Mothering isn’t a chore, it’s a beautiful and surreal role best experienced when shared. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from your partner, friends and family; whether that’s them feeding, babysitting or minding your little one while you take some much needed and deserved time for yourself.
Sleep, Sleep and more Sleep!
We can’t stress this one enough! Getting enough sleep will totally change your mum-game. Try to sleep while baby sleeps. Avoid making too many plans in the early months and allow yourself to spend most of your time in a comfortable and peaceful environment. A well-rested mum equals a very happy bub!