Top 10 Mum Tips
Posted on September 07 2020
It is coming to that time in my pregnancy when I have started to really think about what it will take to transition from a family of 3 to a family of 4. I am beyond excited but, my lord and I also apprehensive and somewhat anxious.
I walked into motherhood with what I feel was a pretty open and flexible idea of what I was to expect. Sure things didn't go to plan in those early days (that is a whole different story) but since then I feel as if I have been able to find my feet and most days, whilst crazy and exhausting have been pretty good. There is no denying its not easy but its kind of what I expected.
Now, expecting baby number 2 is a whole different situation. It's been primarily E and I for the last 2 years. Daddy goes into work most days, I am a SAHM and work busily around the property and running Cache Cache. E and I have lots of great friends who we try and visit regularly but really, we have become a bit of a duo.
How is it going to go when I have a little baby who needs all my attention? To be honest - who knows.....and I am scared, I have mum guilt kicking my butt because I don't want E to feel like I am neglecting her and focusing on her new sister. I want to be able to give baby Pea the same attention that I gave her sister but I know that's not going to happen. It's just a whirlwind of emotion.
Day 5 of being a new mum. We had guests and I just had to go have a sleep. Do what you need to do!
Anyway - I thought the time had come to put a call out to all my amazing followers, friends and family and see what amazing and useful tips and tricks they had.
Here are the top 10 tips that I feel can help us all!
- “If it’s not a problem for you, then it’s not a problem; but if it is a problem for you then you can absolutely do something about it” - this goes for everything - sleeping, eating, feeding. If you feel like your community nurse/GP/pediatrician isn’t listening or meeting your needs then you can absolutely find a practitioner who does.
- Relax and take all the time you want snuggling and enjoying your baby. They’re only babies for such a very short time. Being a mum isn't about having a super tidy house or having an amazing dinner each night. Enjoy the little moments with your small humans.
- Don't be overwhelmed by people giving you instructions [helpful or not]. This is your baby and short of anything toxic or murderous, your baby will survive.
- Sleep whenever you can (see tip 3)
- Try and take 10 minutes each day to just focus on you - have a quick shower or a hot cuppa.
- Get outdoors - fresh air can make even the hardest days better and a change of scenery can make all the difference to everyone.
- Always have an emergency stash of clothes/nappies/wipes in the car. You never know when you'll need them.
- If someone you love offers to help, accept it. Even if its just a cup of tea. And don't feel like you need to entertain. If they're offering its because they don't care if you sit on the sofa in your PJs all day.
- It’s ok to feel overwhelmed and have no idea what you are doing.....we all struggle some days and that is 100% normal.
- Your best is good enough! Trust yourself.
Now that's enough from me - for more amazing tips head to my instagram and have a read through what some other amazing ladies recommend.