Babywearing: Fussy to Fast Asleep in a Week
Babywearing gave me a new life with my newborn! As a first time mom, I had no idea how all-consuming taking care of an infant could be. I had a particularly fussy baby due to nursing issues we were having. My baby catnapped throughout the day, sleeping on his own for about 15 minutes before needing to be held, fed and soothed. Luckily, I had the support of family for the first few weeks. I don’t know how I would have survived without it.
I knew that after about 3 weeks, however, I would be on my own for most of the day. I dreaded the idea of a day by myself with a baby that could not be laid down to sleep. I was willing to let some of the household chores go by the wayside for a few weeks but I needed to find a way to extend my baby’s naps so I could have some mobility around the house and, at the very, feed myself!
Well-Life: A Little YOU Time (Tips for Exhaustion)
Being a new mom or experienced mom can be stressful. Sometimes as mothers we find ourselves loosing ourselves in motherhood. We often neglect our own well-being and self care but for good reason. We are preoccupied with nurturing and raising beautiful boys and girls. That’s the best job you could ever get!
At Women’s Life Care Center we know parenting is a demanding and sometimes stressful job. We also know that when we lack to take care of ourselves we can become emotionally, mentally and physically drained. So we decided to come up with a way we could help moms find time to take care of themselves, develop new skills, and take some well needed YOU time. Well-Life is a new program designed to help mothers join other moms who want to feel empowered and supported in their very important role.