Mother’s Day is this weekend, and for new mums it’s a very special milestone, but at the same time for many new mums it’s a day like any other – get up (exhausted!), feed, clothe and care for baby, and carry on with the rest of the day. If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll get treated to a nice meal or a have a card to open with a sweet message inside.
It’s not hard to see why mums feel the pressure of perfection looking at all the picture-perfect Mother’s Day images floating around at the minute, but Mother’s Day as a new mum is all about you and your family – who cares what those stock photos look like? The reality will rarely be perfect, but that’s what makes it so unique and special to you.
If you asked some mums what they really want on Mother’s Day, it’s most likely quality time spent with their kids. For new mums this isn’t a problem, as the baby demands all your attention anyway, but if you want time to spend time with your other kids on your special day and you have a fussy, colicky baby who finds it hard to settle, it can be a bit more challenging. Thankfully, the Babocush is brilliant at giving you a little break from holding your baby upright against you, allowing you a bit more freedom to spend the day doing things you love with your other kids – or even enjoying a nice family meal together (hopefully one that you haven’t had to cook!)
Our tips for enjoying your first Mother’s Day are firstly just to try and enjoy every part of the day. Make happy memories and document them with photos or videos so you can look back on them in years to come and reflect on how much has changed – you’ll treasure these forever.
Take advantage of the day to recharge your batteries. Your emotional and physical wellbeing is crucially important, so if someone offers to look after the baby for a bit to let you catch up on sleep or enjoy a soak in the tub – take them up on it! It’s hard to enjoy your day when you’re feeling exhausted, and for new mums it can be quite overwhelming, so make sure to look after yourself so you can look after your family too.
Do you have any particularly memorable Mother’s Day memories you’d like to share with us? We always love hearing your stories and are so grateful that we have lots of new mums joining our community every day and sharing their experiences of being parents with us. Simply leave us a comment in the box below or find us on Facebook.