Practical tips for new moms – don’t forget yourself because you have a baby. Want to keep your sanity intact follow these tips.

New mom? Already feeling the heat of motherhood and thinking how to keep your sanity intact? I understand. I have been through that too. When you become a new mom, your bay becomes your world. You are feeding, changing diapers, singing, putting her to sleep and trying to rest while she naps. It is also the time when you get a lot of advice and tips from friends and family – “do this, it will be good for baby”, “do that, baby will sleep more”. There’s no scarcity of these “new-mom-tips” but do they all work out? Here are 15 practical tips for new moms that actually work. And they will also help to keep your sanity!

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15 Practical Tips for New Moms that actually work

  1. Have a balanced diet for new moms that includes Vitamins A, C, D, E iron, – all help in breastfeeding
  2. Breastfeeding is the gold standard in child nutrition but in case it is becoming too much of a problem – supplement with formula – ditch the guilt.
  3. Invest in gears that make the first few months easy – D pillow for breastfeeding, breast pumps if you have to express, try baby wearing to get your hands free, pram for taking baby out on stroll,
  4. You WILL experience hair fall and skin pigmentation – don’t lose your sleep over it. These are hormonal and will get okay on its own. And the mom bun will be your default favourite hairstyle!
  5. Take care of yourself – if you are not fit and happy – the baby can’t be healthy and happy. Go out for Spa days or call in the salon ladies home.
  6. Make a diaper changing station and keep diapers, wipes, sheets and dustbin arranged. You will be changing a lot of diapers.
  7. Keep baby wipes and box of tissues in every room – you will encounter lot of accidental puking, pooping and peeing throughout the first few months.
  8. Do things as you want to do and as you are comfortable doing instead of taking in all the unwanted advice. It’s your baby, your rules.
  9. DO NOT Google everything – why the baby is sleeping for longer time, baby poop color – new moms can get paranoid with everything related to baby – I have been there – and reading up too much only stresses you out.
  10. Show love to baby – even infants form brain synapses arising from emotional well-being. There is no such thing called too much love. Don’t cut loose on hugs and kisses.
  11. A decent first-aid training is always advantageous. Kids can gag, choke – it’s always good to be informed and trained
  12. Ask the dad to co-parent. Distribute work, child rearing is not just your job alone.
  13. Make a routine, infants like routines have scheduled bath time, tummy time, feeding time, sleep time.
  14. Take rest when baby sleeps. Baby’s feed every two hours in the first month and sleep rest of the time. House work can wait – don’t stress out yourself. Ask a family member for help, if required. Sleep deprivation can lead to unhappy mom and stressed baby.
  15. Don’t forget your friends. Socialize so that you don’t feel alienated. Call your friends home or go out for coffee.

Now you can thank me for sharing some honest words! If you keep these practical tips for new mom handy then I am sure you’ll keep your sanity intact. Motherhood is cherishing yet tough – so hugs to you!

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22 Comments on 15 Practical Tips for New Moms that actually work

  1. Vartika Gakhar
    January 15, 2019 at 5:29 pm (3 months ago)

    Covered all the important points well, Tina. Motherhood comes with a mixed bag of emotions. Am I doing right? Is this the right way to hold the baby, feed the baby and so on, what all to buy for my kid and much more…many questions flood our minds, This is a must read blog for all the new mommies, sharing it on twitter.

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  2. Anahita Irani
    January 15, 2019 at 6:26 pm (3 months ago)

    These tips are fabulous. I guess you have to multi task yet have a happy disposition and then things fall in place.

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  3. Sapna Bansal
    January 15, 2019 at 9:32 pm (3 months ago)

    Totally agree with you.. breastfeed and proper diet is a must

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  4. Ritu Kalra
    January 15, 2019 at 10:22 pm (3 months ago)

    Motherhood is always different for every mother..but these little tips definitely makes motherhood easy

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  5. Charu Chittwal
    January 16, 2019 at 12:02 pm (3 months ago)

    Such a beautifully written listicle it is loved reading the same will surely share the same in my circle too, I am so damn sure it might be very helpful for them too.

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  6. Snehalata Jain
    January 16, 2019 at 12:30 pm (3 months ago)

    Seriously this tips are amazing and yes total rest n care for new moms is equally important

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  7. preety tiwari
    January 16, 2019 at 5:52 pm (3 months ago)

    Great work Tina!!
    you have covered every point very well. I also think that Google is not the answer for every question.

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  8. Alpana Deo
    January 16, 2019 at 6:05 pm (3 months ago)

    Motherhood is a journey full of mixed emotions.the new mom is overwhelmed, confused, scared and happy all at the same time. Not searching on Google is Avery important top Tina. That’s the first thing we all do.

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  9. Priyanka Patwari
    January 16, 2019 at 10:17 pm (3 months ago)

    You covered all the important points that a new mom want to know…

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  10. Geethica
    January 17, 2019 at 10:22 pm (3 months ago)

    These are really some practical tips. I remember my daughter giving me sleepless nights. And yes, reading too much on the internet leads to stress only. Every child is different and you have to make your own ways.

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  11. Neha Tambe
    January 19, 2019 at 4:49 pm (3 months ago)

    Very useful tips.i absolutely agree that a well rested and peaceful mom is any day better than a unhappy, stressed mom with a spic and span house.

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  12. Kavita Singh
    January 19, 2019 at 6:37 pm (3 months ago)

    A balanced diet is definitely a must. Sharing it with my friends who will be soon to be moms and I am sure this list will come handy for them. Thank you for sharing this.

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  13. Snigdha Prusti
    January 19, 2019 at 11:45 pm (3 months ago)

    New moms definitely need special care and pamper to get back their strength and confidence.. Your tips are very practical and loved reading this post.

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  14. princy
    January 20, 2019 at 2:33 pm (3 months ago)

    i wish i had this list when i became a new mom. i will forward this to my friend who just became a mother recently.

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  15. Anita
    January 20, 2019 at 5:12 pm (3 months ago)

    Do not Google everything is epic!
    My Peds told me the same thing. These are very sensible tips for new moms.

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  16. Neha Jain
    January 20, 2019 at 8:28 pm (3 months ago)

    Thanks for sharing the details with all, I think it’s really helpful for all new mom’s when they are so confused about all

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  17. Nimmy
    January 20, 2019 at 10:14 pm (3 months ago)

    I agree to all the points like 100% but one thing I still need to be able to do is to find some time to take care of myself!!

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  18. Christina Clanton
    February 9, 2019 at 3:14 pm (2 months ago)

    I am so grateful I found your post, You’ve really covered up almost all the possible tips that a new mom should follow while parenting. I got a lot of information from your blog which can help our parenting journey much more easier and enjoyable. Thanks.
    Christina Clanton recently posted…How to control your climbing toddler in the cribMy Profile

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