When you were younger with no married life and kids, you may find it really fun and easy to pursue many of your hobbies. You can take a long holiday, exercise regularly and would be able to maintain a very healthy lifestyle.
However, it is not the case anymore now that you have a family to take care of and you don’t have time as well as any energy to do what you used to love anymore.
There are many things that you have to sacrifice to give more attention and time for your kids. There is something that you are aware of, something that you don’t.
In this article, I will provide some of the things that most moms often neglect about. You should know about what you have missed when you are a mom so that you will be able to fix the problem and change it as soon as you can.
Here are things that you need to take care of even when you are a busy mom:
1. Get Enough Sleep
One of the most common problems you may have seen in many moms is that they lack the amount of sleeping time and that they don’t have good quality sleeping time as well.
When you are a mom of younger babies and kids, you will see that you have to wake up more often during the night. Sometimes you wake up to feed your babies, sometimes you need to check if they are ok. Some babies have the habit of waking up several times in the middle of the night.
It is true that for the first few months of your baby’s life, you have to wake up quite often. But later on, you should teach your baby to sleep on his own. After 1 or 2 weeks of sleep training, your baby will sure be able to fall asleep. And if he wakes up in the middle of the night, he will be able to fall back to sleep much easier.
If you are still worried and tend to have the habit of waking up and checking your baby at night, you should consider buying a baby monitor. With that device, you don’t have to wake up until it signals something.
2. Exercise Regularly
When you have to take care of your little baby on your own, it is very hard for you to find time to go to the gym. Also you might find it hard to both exercising and looking at your baby at the same time.
Although you have to sacrifice many of your favorite activities such as swimming or attending a Zumba class, you can still exercise in many healthy ways.
You can put your baby in a jogging stroller and take him to go around the park for 30 minutes. You have a chance to go jogging and your baby has a chance to see the outside world and breathe the fresh air.
There are also many kinds of routines which you can do with your baby. You can find them easily on the Internet. Have a look at what activities that you like and create a schedule to do them,
You may have to spend lots of time cooking for your baby and feeding him so that you don’t have time to cook for yourself a proper meal.
This is one of the areas that you could easily fix. Instead of cooking different meals for you and your baby, try to cook 2 portions with the same ingredients.
One of the best kinds of weaning I think you should apply for your baby is Baby Led Weaning. With this method, you baby can eat your types of food sooner. He can also eat with his finger sooner and develop the habit of feeding himself pretty soon. Soon, you and your baby can eat all together, saving you a lot of time.
When you have kids, there are sometimes or some events you cannot bring your kids to.
In this case, you might ask someone to come to your house and babysit your baby for some hours. It is better if you can ask your family members or any person that you know well and your baby has met that person before.
Sleep, exercise, diet and dating time are one of many things that moms have to sacrifice in order to have time to take care for the family. However, with some tips and hints that I provide, I hope that you would be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Only when you live healthily, your health will be improved and you will have enough energy to take care of your family as well as working.