Making sure you have “time-out” for yourself

Making sure you have “time-out” for yourself

This is really a tricky one!

It’s about ALL of you having your needs met, not only the baby!   YOU have needs too – to eat – to give yourself nourishing food and drink – so that your body can recover from being pregnant, and so that you can remain healthy and strong – whether you are breastfeeding or not.   It’s important that YOUR health is good – so that you can continue to be there for your baby.

Besides – even in the very early weeks – your baby is learning from you – how to take care of oneself.   Learning that each and every person is valuable – Mums, Dads each and every one of us.   What we need to learn is how to balance all the demands made on us, recognising when something is a priority and can’t wait – and when is can be delayed a while.   As your newborn grows, the frequency of their feeds will reduce – though in that first year – baby will feed roughly every 4 hours.

After the first few months – with your help – your baby will form a routine of FEED PLAY SLEEP – and you will be able to anticipate this and work out where you can have time for yourself – even if it is just taking a shower or listening to some music.