It is not easy juggling your household chores while looking after your new born. As toddlers demand constant attention, it becomes difficult to leave them alone even for a split second. One gets emotionally, physically and mentally drained while looking after the newest addition to the family. But regardless of how tiring it might be, the daily routine continues to demand your complete attention which makes it more stressful than ever. One is left wondering, will I ever be able to tackle this unforgiving schedule along with my baby? Well, as an answer, we have a few tips that will serve as a breather to all the moms out there who wish to keep their sanity in place while balancing between the two.
- Understanding your priority:
As your baby relies on you as his primary source of food and comfort, make sure you spend as much time as possible with your toddler. Start delegating your daily work, as it will be impossible to find your replacement. The only thing that should be on your mind is taking care of your new born. Everything else can wait.
- Stop controlling every aspect of the situation:
You simply cannot expect your house to be clean and tidy all the time. Accept the fact that some areas will seem a bit messy than usual which is ok. You can always go and fix it later when you get time. We understand that most of you prefer home cooked meal, but with a baby around to take care, you won’t be left with enough energy to cook, so ordering food is the best option.
- Assigning tasks:
Start delegating tasks from your daily routine to the members of your family. Since you won’t be able to do it all by yourself, pick one. If you decide to cook, let your husband do the rest, don’t underestimate his abilities to clean or do the groceries. Ask your kids to tidy up their rooms. This will save you plenty of time.
- Indentifying the longest nap:
Your new born might be having plenty of short naps throughout the day. But among those, there might be one such nap where you will find your baby sleeping longer than usual. That is probably the best time to take care of your household work. This will also give you a sense of accomplishment considering the give circumstances.