Being a parent is hard work. Not only do you have to look after this little bundle that just eats, sleeps and poops, but you have to make sure you take care of yourself, so that you are able to do everything that a baby needs you to.
It can be so exhausting in the first few weeks as you get your bearings and learn hope to cope with an extra person in the household, someone that takes over everything and so, I thought I would put together a little post with just a few tips to make sure you take care of yourself too.
You'd think that cooking would be easy when the baby arrives, but after battling with nappies, bottles and cleaning sick, cooking is at the bottom of the pile. Instead, to help tide me over, I batch cooked meals when I was nearing the end of my pregnancy and froze them so that it was easy to whack them in the microwave when needed.
Snacking can end up becoming and ongoing thing when you're in the first stages of parenthood. Always grazing on junk and anything that you can grab quickly. Make sure that this is something that is better for you by stocking up on fruit and nuts so at least you're getting a good snack.
Cut Down the Bad Stuff
Some things are just hard to give up, smoking being one. So if you're partner has just given birth, then maybe you could switch to vaping instead of cigs. Vaping has been proven to be a safer alternative to smoking and some medical professionals have urged smokers to make the switch. Online boutique Vapelux offers high quality, reliable and stylish vaping products from some of the biggest and best brands in the land.
Get Out and About
It's safe to say that when you have a baby, it's easy to lock yourself away in your little bubble and just spend all your time at home. This is not good for you or your baby though, you both need fresh air. So make sure you pop out and getting doing stuff. Even if it's just a milk run to the shop or a walk down the canal. It will not only clear your head but it's great exercise too.
Share The Burden
Okay, having a baby isn't a burden, but it can feel like that at 4am when you baby has had his fifth feed of the night and you haven't slept in what feels like centuries. So share the load. Make sure your partner is doing their share. If someone offers to help, let them!