Take a few hours to yourselves – like we mentioned before, taking care of a new born is a full time responsibility. So it goes without saying that it is quite easy for you to forget taking care of yourself during this period. This can also result in you feeling listless. Try to have a few hours to yourself, at least once a week. Ask your spouse/your parents to take the baby out for few hours; time in which you can pamper yourself a little.
If you are a career oriented person, chances are that the decision to have a baby was a pretty hard one for you. This is especially true if you are at the peak of your career. However, juggling a career and a baby is not impossible. Here are a few tips on how to do so…
Squeeze in a little sleep; somehow
Adequate sleep is vital for anyone. Seven to nine hours of sleep is a must for most adults, whether it’s for your creativity, to keep you focused, or to give you enough energy to carry out your responsibilities. However, sleep is something that most new parent rarely get; thanks to their baby’s demands and unstable sleeping patterns. This can seriously interfere with your work as well. Take turns with your spouse taking care of the baby at night; opt for sleeping elsewhere so you don’t get disturbed when it’s not your turn. When it is your turn, try to catch up with your sleep whenever your baby sleeps so that you don’t feel completely drained of energy.
The right things make all the difference
Just like the right weapons make winning a battle easier, having the right equipment and things makes it easier for you to take care of your baby while you work. A high resolution baby monitor is one such thing you can invest on. Leather nappy bags means it will fit in right with your chic office clothing. A steady and stylish bouncer (with a baby mobile fitted over the handle) is also something that can keep your little bundle of joy happy while you work.
It’s all about knowing the right hours
If you are a freelancer or someone who primarily works from home, then chances are that you will find it harder than your spouse getting your work in. Unlike before, you might find it harder to work as before, simply because your baby will need you during your “working hours”. The only solution for this is identifying your baby’s sleep hours, and then planning your work hours according to it. If you like, you can move your work station to a café for a few hours, making use of your best baby nappy bags and your baby carrier/bouncer.
Get help for those moments you simply cannot multitask
Eventually, your baby will be old enough for you to return to work if you work away from home. when the time comes, you will probably feel a little guilty. It’s important that you try to not feel this way. Leaving your baby with someone you trust completely, like a trusted family member, will make it easier on you for this. Even if you work from home, there are going to be instances when you simply cannot multitask. Asking for help at moments like that is completely alright…