As soon as you become a parent, something kicks in and that newborn is suddenly the focus of your life. This makes a lot of sense; babies can’t fend for themselves, they can’t move, they can’t feed themselves or wash themselves, and they need to be constantly taken care of. You are responsible for every aspect of their wellbeing. Self-care is really important for your mental health.
What with my first baby, Noah, turning 7 yesterday, I thought it would be good to write down some helpful tips for new Mums out there. Having your first child is a very scary and exhilarating time. There is so much information out there to help you get through it, and your mother and other family members to help you and give you advice. The most important thing you need to remember is that you are not alone, and that help available – all you need to do is ask. Knowing about what you need to do to prepare for your first baby can help you in terms of stress and getting ready for your little one’s birth: