Let’s face it; becoming a new mum (or mom depending on where you are in the world) is daunting! Whether it’s your first baby or your fifth, in the months just after giving birth life is both wonderful and difficult. It’s no surprise some new mums find this period isolating, but you can help! Sometimes a friendly face is all it takes to make someone’s day, so we’ve revealed our top tips on how you can help a new mum, without spending a fortune.
Adjusting to motherhood means that other jobs will most likely take a back seat. The family home will become untidy, and that’s ok! But for a little baby, their laundry pile grows by the hour. That’s where you come in. Giving up your time to run errands or sort out some dirty washing.
Whether her favourite treat is chocolate or cheese bring it over after a long day. Not only will she be thankful for the deliciousness but also the company. Even the smallest of gestures can got the long way, think crisps, candy or a glass of wine (unless she’s breastfeeding obviously).
Social life… what social life? Once the baby arrives, priorities change. Although she may still be getting a late night on a Saturday night, it’ll be because of the baby’s regular feeds rather than dancing till the early hours of the morning. But why not offer to babysit? Even if it’s just for a few hours in the evening, any new mum will appreciate the gesture although they may be apprehensive to leave the little one. Assure them that their new born is in great hands and send them a text every half an hour or so to calm their nerves. Time is something money can’t buy.
Sometimes new mums just need a rant. They can often feel alone and isolated, especially if their partner has gone back to work. So why not sit down with a cup of tea and simply listen. Remember a problem shared is a problem halved.
Everyone loves a pamper session. It can revive and replenish any weary woes. This doesn’t have to take place at a fancy spa, you can create the right environment. Take a look at our ways you can create a spa at home!