Joe Pimentel
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No matter if you're a first-time or seasoned mom, the newborn stage is difficult for everyone. It's hard for parents to adjust to a new lifestyle, deal with sleep deprivation, and keep up with the demands of a baby during these weeks and months. Around 3-4 months, when your baby begins to self-soothe, you will feel more like yourself. With a consistent sleep schedule and environment, your baby will sleep longer at night and take better naps during the day. It will give you time to nap, practice self-care, or do some housework. Here are tips and tricks for parents dealing with a newborn:

 

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  1. Make sure you look after yourself: Practicing self-care has been clinically proven to reduce or eliminate anxiety and depression, reduce stress, improve concentration, minimize frustration and anger, and increase happiness and energy.

  2. Take a break from housecleaning standards: You shouldn't be too hard on yourself if the laundry isn't done or the dishwasher isn't unloaded in the early weeks. Spending time with your baby is what matters most. Try not to put too much pressure on yourself. Remember that your newborn doesn't mind if there is dust on the bookshelf or if the recycling piles up.

  3. Take a walk outside and get some fresh air: Traditionally, women stay at home with their new babies for a month or more after giving birth. When your baby is calm and happy, it is a good idea to take them outside. Babies can go outside from the first day of life. There are really no good reasons why a baby cannot leave the house. Fresh air, the outdoors, and light are good for everyone, including you and your baby.

  4. Keep in touch with other people: It helps you feel less alone if you talk to your partner, best friend, or relative. Your conversation partner may also suggest ways you can connect with people more. Despite the fact that your newborn needs your love and attention, you won't let him or her down if you spend time with others. Set up dates with your partner. Go out for lunch or a movie with a friend.

  5. Adapt to the situation: Give yourself plenty of time to nurse, nap and cry, especially when you have to go out. Pack your supplies well in advance, and make diaper changes at the last minute if necessary.

  6. Be prepared for a roller coaster of emotions: Having a child can bring a variety of emotions like happiness, sadness, anxiety, worries, fears, frustration, depression, and laughter. Being a mom is an emotional roller coaster ride full of joy and exhilaration as well as emotions that drain us. Parenthood is like being on a roller coaster. But it is so well worth it.

  7. Establish rules for visiting: The fact is, it's actually a good thing for moms and newborns to delay visitors after birth. New parents are choosing to delay visitors more and more. They are instead concentrating on rest, bonding, breastfeeding and special family time during the first two weeks with the baby. You might get visitors from friends and family. Tell them which days work best for you and how much time you have. Make sure visitors wash their hands before holding the baby, and ask everyone who is sick to stay at home.

  8. Don't be afraid to ask for help: Don't be afraid to ask for help, and accept it if you get it. If you feel more comfortable, ask them to do things for you, such as laundry or diapers for the baby, instead of asking them to do something for you. Make it a point to say yes to help when someone offers it.

  9. Keep your perspective: It is only a matter of time before the newborn days end, so take a step back and take in the mood, in spite of the chaos.

  10. Seek help when you need it: You'll need a baseline of support - sleep, healthy food, time for yourself - and then you might have special circumstances. Some of the things that can make you more prone to postpartum complications are preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, heavy bleeding, and cesarean delivery. Parenting is hard, even on a good day. Get in touch healthcare provider if you're depressed or have trouble adjusting to life with a newborn.

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Sometimes you get started and then your baby wakes up, needs a diaper changed, or needs a bit of attention. Sometimes life just feels out of control. This can make you feel very frustrated and tense. Even though life changed forever the moment you became a parent, the stresses of the first weeks don't last through babyhood. So even if your baby hasn't settled yet, trust that she will.

 

Read also:

How To Handle Visitors After Having A Baby

How to Deal With Sleep Deprivation As A New Mom

Hands-On Parenting: What Is It And How Can You Be One

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