There are no words to truly describe the elation that new
moms get to experience after bringing a new child into the world. The minds of
new mothers across the country are filled with passion, anticipation, and
excitement for what their child’s future will hold. It is, in fact, one of the
most joyous moments of life for any mom.
Of course, with the feelings of exhilaration come a host of
questions regarding the child’s first few days, weeks, and even years. Often
these questions have a simple answer; other times they require research, experimentation,
and extreme persistence to find a solution.
In reality, no one ever said that being a new mom was easy. But
at Imagine Toys®, we hope to simplify things, if only slightly, by offering
this list of five tips for new mothers.
1. Try Everything and
All new mothers must deal with children who are fussy,
crying, and unable to sleep throughout the entire night. And there are nearly
infinite sources, such as friends, doctors, or even Internet experts, who will
inevitably offer the “best” way to fix a given solution. Of course, there is no
one true remedy or solution for each individual situation; instead, the best
course of action differs for each child.
Similarly, even if one method doesn’t work once, don’t toss
it aside for something else. That one tactic may not have worked one day, but
may be useful in the future when your child is older. The best way to tackle
issues is with a wide arsenal of ideas.
2. Focus on Your
New mothers are bombarded with information regarding a
child’s needs. In general, much of this information is extremely useful, and
may be helpful to you and your kids. That being said, expert information should
always be considered in conjunction with the needs of your children. For
example, some experts may declare that your child must eat at specific times
each day in order to create a routine; in contrast, however, your child may not
adapt well, and may instead wish to eat outside of the schedule. Take the
advice of professionals when necessary, but make sure to always put the needs
of your child first.
3. Always Be Prepared
When heading out to get groceries, run errands, or even for
a walk around the park, make sure that you are prepared for virtually all
scenarios that you can imagine. Will your newborn baby need a change of
clothes? Is it going to rain, or is the sun about to come out behind the
clouds? Do you have baby toys in case you need to wait in line? Don’t get
caught without having everything that you need; create a checklist at home, and
pack everything in a day bag before you leave the house.
4. Find Time to Sleep
and to Relax
Being a new mother is indeed one of the most difficult jobs
on the face of the planet. New mothers must care for a child, nurturing them, ensuring
their safety, and meeting each one of their needs throughout every day. And
because of this, many mothers are stressed, tense, and incredibly tired after
not finding enough time to sleep throughout the night.
To stay alert throughout the day, find a way to schedule in
extra time for you to rest. You can lie down during your child’s nap, or take a
nap yourself when your child’s other parent comes home. And if you find
yourself stressed, try to take one or both of the weekend days to schedule a
few hours during which you can decompress and focus on a hobby, read, or even simply
get lost in your thoughts.
5. Ask for Help
Finally, it is always important to remember that as a new
mother you are never alone; instead, there are countless resources that you can
use to help you through every step of the way. Relatives and friends can help
with childcare, doctors can answer any medical questions, and other new moms can
even provide a sense of community during this time. Even though your new job
may seem difficult at times, it is one that you share with millions of others
across the nation.
The Wonders of Being
a New Mother
There is no doubt that being a new mother is one of the most
wonderful jobs on the planet. And if you need a bit of help, consider these
five simple tips to help raise your newborn baby.