Avoiding Boredom When Taking Care of Your Baby
The journey of pregnancy and eventual childbirth can prove to be such a grueling stage for any new mother, but also quite fulfilling for new families, as a baby can bring families closer and create a stronger bond between a couple as they raise their child together. For new mothers, the first few days, and even months, after childbirth can be the most challenging as this is when babies need the closest care, but for new mothers who are used to working busy days prior to pregnancy and childbirth, this stage can bring boredom especially that this is also the stage where babies spend most of their days just sleeping.
During the infancy period, where babies sleep at least 12 hours a day and spend their waking hours either playing, crying, or being fed, most new moms will find themselves either tired or bored but without much to do as they are tied to child care 24/7 especially when they do not have a nanny or caregiver to assist them with the tasks involve in the process. Most boredom occurs with breastfeeding mothers, especially when they are used to being productive instead of just sitting idly while days go by.
As looking after a growing child involves a long period of being a stay-at-home mom, you will have to keep some of your personal stuff closer to avoid being bored everyday, like books, some DVDs, a tablet or laptop, and other items that you can entertain yourself with without the need to leave the house. Also, taking advantage of your baby’s sleeping hours to get some rest for yourself will also help so you can have more energy to multi task if needed once your baby is awake again for a few hours.
Once you feel rested, you can also head outdoors with your little one for a leisurely walk in the park or around your neighborhood, where you can even be more energized with the early rays of the sun that can also give your precious one some dose of Vitamin D. For better outdoor trips with your precious baby, however, it will be really helpful to have a handy travel stroller so you do not have to carry your little one a lot especially when you want to be outdoors for longer hours.
Being a first time mom involves mountains of responsibilities that can really be overwhelming and burdensome in the beginning, but at the end of each long day, every thing becomes worth it, especially once you start to see your child respond to you with affection that will easily melt your worries and exhaustion away.