5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself After Labor

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As a child, you probably experienced your parents putting you first. They prioritize on feeding you and helping you study before anything else, except for work, of course, since they’ll need it to keep giving you what you need.

Now that you’re a mother, you might find it too selfless of them. You’ll find that you should at least have some “me time” because being a parent is not easy. You don’t have to endure too much.

This is especially true after going through pregnancy labor when you really need to take care of yourself first before you children. So in this blog post, we’ll talk about ways to do so.

Move More

You need to increase your exercise and move more. This can improve your circulation so you can get back to your normal self as soon as possible and take care of your child.

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Treat Yourself

You should also remember to treat yourself. If you’ve been doing it once in a while before labor, you should then improve the treatment you give yourself during recovery.

Steering Away From Gadgets

This is especially true if you can’t control yourself whenever you start using Facebook, Instagram, or other apps. This will bring negative effects to your health and you should avoid it at all cost.

Prioritize Your Necessities

After spending time and money on buying the necessities for your child, you should put yourself next. This is not only for you but also for your kids. Because the sooner you get better, the sooner you can take care of them.

Asking for Help

Don’t hesitate to ask for help from your friends and family. You need to be dependent sometimes too, especially now that you have another thing to worry about.

The bottom line is that you should never forget to take care of yourself. You need to be healthy to take care of your child, after all.

How to Get Your Baby to Sleep Before You Do

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There are many parents out there that are having trouble with getting their baby to sleep. Thus, they tend to experience many sleepless nights and it’s affecting their health, both physically and mentally.

Of course, we all know that you need to have energy when taking care of your baby, as they are full of energy. So if you can’t sleep properly and your health is getting compromised, you won’t be able to take care of your baby as well as you should be.

So in this blog post, you will no longer have unnecessary sleepless nights because we’ll be talking about ways to get your baby to sleep before you do.

Using Swaddle

If you’ve ever talked about your parents how they got you to sleep, they won’t be mentioning the use of swaddles. Well, it’s only natural since it never worked to you or anyone in the first place, so why are we recommending it?

It’s actually effective, but if only the swaddle is customized. By customized, it means a swaddle that possesses weighted pads on the chests with the sides having a nice texture that imitates a parent’s touch.

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Skip Diaper Change for Once

It might not be scientifically proven, but practically, it’s working. Many mothers already tried this and they all said the same thing. Whenever they don’t change their baby’s diapers, they will have a higher chance of sleeping earlier otherwise they’ll stay fully awake and energetic.

Just make sure you make use of diaper that is highly absorbent to keep your baby hygienic. Don’t even think of not changing your baby if they already pooped.

Keep the Room Dark

This on the other hand is proven by science. A chemical substance called melatonin is produced by the body to promote sleep. Now what’s the connection? It’s found out that light actually limits the production of melatonin. So make sure there’s no light as much as possible when getting your baby to sleep.

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Bounce Your Baby Around

Bouncing your baby is a great way to promote sleep. It’s not exactly technically proven, but there are assumptions that say that movement can actually help a person to sleep. However, this only applies when this “movement” is when others are causing it. So moving your baby by bouncing them around can actually help promote sleep.

It’s difficult to sleep while worrying about your baby. With these tips, you can finally get rid of those unnecessary sleepless nights and get some sleep yourself.

9 Important Pregnancy Products You Need Right Now

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During and after pregnancy, it’s important that you and your baby can be as comfortable as possible.

However, there are things you just aren’t knowledgeable of that turns out to be extremely important for mothers and babies.

So in this blog post, we’ll be talking about the nine essential pregnancy products that you need during labor and after pregnancy.

Essential Oils

If you’ve read a book about essential oils, then you’re probably already knowledgeable about it. And perhaps you already know that essential oils are actually great at helping you minimizing the discomfort you feel. This is especially true with labor pain.

Cold/Hot Packs

During early pregnancy, you’ll notice that you breast become extra sore or heavier. This is because of the hormonal changes you’re experience. Thus, make sure you’ve got cold/hot packs to relieve the soreness of your breast.

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Snacks

Snacking during labor is actually a great idea, no matter how the hospital acts about it. You need to conserve energy as much as possible, and taking in energy is one way to make that easier. Just make sure your snacks are healthy.

Nursing Bras

Speaking of breast, you should also remember that during your pregnancy, you’ll find that your boobs will be undergoing some significant changes. That said, make sure you buy nursing bras to keep the change from going out of control.

Diapers

It is already obvious that you need diapers for your babies. You don’t need your baby’s sensitive skin to get rashes, do you? While it’s not recommended that you buy lots of it, make sure you have at least one package.

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Clothing

Sure, clothes are important for your baby, but what type of clothing? Take note that your baby has sensitive skin. For that reason, you need to make sure what they wear will reduce their exposure to cold and hot temperatures. Consider buying or making their hats and socks.

Baby Wipes

The last products you need to think of considering your baby’s sensitive skin are baby wipes. It’s a great way to keep your baby hygienic all the while keeping their skin comfortable. It might also help you avoiding buying too much baby powder for rashes.

Swaddle

If you don’t know what a swaddle is, it’s basically cloth used to help your baby sleep. It keeps them from going anywhere and forces them to sleep. If you don’t want to experience unnecessary sleepless nights, then consider buying this product.

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Fan

During labor, you’ll experience drastic changes in temperature regardless of your surroundings. You won’t exactly experience too much coldness, but extreme temperature instead. So make sure you have a fan by your side at all times during your pregnancy labor.

There are many products that can help you make pregnancy labor easier and your parenting better. However, these nine products are the most essential products of them all. If you can’t decide which brand you’ll purchase from, you can contact our Mom Support for advice.