Helping a new mother is always good and appreciated. You know giving birth is very exhausting, and the last thing a new mother wants is to be doing household chores. Any help can actually make a big difference to the average mother, and it usually does not require a lot of effort. Check out a few tips for helping a new mom.
1. Clean the house
When you have a new baby, cleaning the house tends to fly out of the window. Either a new mom doesn’t have a time or she doesn’t have any energy. Ask the new mom if she wants some chores dealt with. It will help her feel that her home is under control, rather than dirty and messy.
2. Make her meals
Another best way to help a new mom is to make her meals. Often both the new mom and the new dad are too tired to even think about cooking! Why not bring round delicious fresh food, or make some freezer meals? It will really help out during those early days.
Leaving the house with a new baby can seem extremely difficult. Offer to run the errands that might need taking care of. Getting their car filled with gas, picking up shopping or posting packages will not take up too much time, but will really help out.
Sure, a new mom can try to rest when her baby naps, but it’s not enough! Keep an eye on the baby so that the new mother can take a long nap without being disturbed by her demanding baby. It will feel like one of the best gifts she ever received! Trust me!
5. Give the new mom some space
Even if you are dying to see the new baby, don’t rush round. Ask if it is convenient to call round, and try to give the new mother some space. Maybe she doesn’t want any visitors. Or maybe the new family wants to spend some time alone. Try to be sensitive to the new mom’s wishes, and keep in mind that peace is really precious in those early days.
6. Offer to babysit
Many new parents will not feel like going out on the town in the early days or weeks. However, sometimes there is a significant event that they need or want to attend. They will need a reliable babysitter, and if you are confident with babies, an offer to babysit will definitely be accepted.
7. Take the toddler out
Sometimes having a second baby is much bigger shock than the first, since you have to care for your older child too. Moreover, the older child may feel left out. Taking the older child out for some special treat will make everybody happy. Mom will get some peace with the new baby, and big sister or brother will have some fun.
8. Home spa
While giving birth is an amazing experience, you are hardly left feeling and looking like a supermodel. Many new moms don’t have time even to brush their hair. That’s why they can enjoy a pampering experience only at home. Just because they are at home, it will not matter if their baby interrupts!
Have you ever tried to help a new mom? Do you know any other ways to help a new mom? Share your thoughts, ladies!