5 Tricks for Reducing Fatigue For New Parents
Becoming a parent is synonymous with losing sleep. Luckily, there are a lot of little tricks parents can use to help recuperate and reduce fatigue. Here are a few. Do you know of any others? Leave us your comments below.
5 Tricks for Reducing Fatigue
Sleep When the Baby Sleeps
So the baby is finally asleep in its crib? Take advantage of this time to have a quick snooze for yourself. By sleeping while the baby sleeps, you can rest and be in better shape when the baby wakes up. Not feeling like having a nap? Try at least one relaxing activity like reading in bed.
Take a Relaxing Bath with Essential Oils
Take a moment while your partner is with the baby to have a warm and relaxing bath. Why not put some music on and add a few drops of essential oil? Choose soft music and a relaxing atmosphere for maximum benefits and stay as long as you want ... or as long as the baby allows.
Eat a Good Breakfast
Preparing a nutritious breakfast for yourself is key. Take the time to do it every morning so you can have the energy to spend the day with a demanding baby. Also, eat several healthy snacks throughout the day. You’ll see the difference!
Spoil Yourself with a Coffee
Are you tired and the opportunity for a nap has passed? Spoil yourself with a good coffee. It will help you hang in there a little longer. But get to bed as early as possible tonight for a good night's sleep. Coffee is only a temporary solution.
Share Your Bed
If you have a big bed (king-sized), you can put your baby beside you and enjoy the warmth and comfort. Whether it’s for a nap or for the night, sharing your bed will allow you to be right next to the baby so you don’t have to go far when it needs you. Just don’t forget to follow safety precautions.