Caring for a new mom is often overlooked because everyone is excited about the new baby or helping with the new baby. Which is great, but it is also very important to remember that after birth, a woman has just experienced a life-changing event no matter how many children she has, a little pampering can go a long way in her overall postpartum healing. Use these tips to pamper a new mother to make a mother feel special.
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People have lost the whole concept of thinking of the mother after the baby is born. They don’t realize that a little help can go a long way, so I have come with these tips to pamper a new mother after childbirth.
Tips To Pamper A New Mother
Offer to Clean Something
A new mother would love assistance around the house, even if it is just washing the dishes or folding laundry. Having an extra set of hands to help around the house can help relieve the stress. Family members or friends can help out around the house and the new mom can take a nap or get some time alone.It is also great to have someone around while Dad is at work for conversation.
When couples welcome a new member to the family both mom and dad are exhausted. Bringing food by can be one of the best ways to help alleviate their long and late nights. One less meal to prepare gives them a little more time together or a little more time to tend their other children. Prepares her breakfast, a few lunches and even a few healthy snacks can help make a world of difference to an exhausted new mama.
Run Her A Bath
My feet stayed swollen for nearly eight months. I remember heading out for my son’s first appointment and my feet were so swollen I was terrified to drive. My husband had to go out and purchase me a pair of men slippers just so I could leave the house. I was miserable. My normal size 8 feet were a whopping men size 12.
Let Her Sleep
Everyone is excited to see the new baby. It is expected to want to stop by and visit during the first few days that mom and baby come home. One thing sweet thing you could do is to send her flowers and arrange with Dad to stop by at later time after she has gotten a little rest. Having a baby is exhausting and a new mom needs all the rest she can get. Dads can volunteer to let the new mom sleep for a few hours on the weekend especially if she is breastfeeding. Breastfeeding can be challenging in the early stages and the extra support from a partner can go a long way. Nighttime feedings can take a toll on a mom’s sleep either breast or bottle-feeding. A few extra hours of shut-eye between mommy duty can make all the difference in a new mom’s mood and overall healing process.
Finally, remember that a having a baby is a beautiful thing, but it is also a new experience each time around. These simple tips to pamper a new mother are just the start. Every mother deserves to be treated with care and love after giving birth..she did just push out an entire human!
Remember, she needs times to take care of things like laundry, cleaning, and showering, so be kind if her house isn’t up to par when you visit. She also needs people in her life that will be a support system when she wants to cry for no apparent reason or to hold the baby so she can sleep for 30 minutes.
If you are that person, hold a new mom and welcome her to motherhood, it is a beautiful adventure.