A Momma’s Guide To Beating The Baby Blues

When the doctor places your new addition into your arms, your whole world changes. Your whole life instantly becomes about your child - the little things that you used to worry about seem insignificant now, all that matters is your little girl or boy. While motherhood can be incredibly rewarding, it can also be difficult at times, which is why a lot of new moms struggle. 

New babies need a lot of care and attention and because of this, can be stressful to take care of. It’s all the stress that comes with caring for a newborn combined with little sleep and hormones that are all over the place, that can leave new mommas with a case of the baby blues - aka, feeling a little down in the dumps. 

Studies show that up to 80% of new moms struggle with the baby blues at one point or another - it’s incredibly common to feel this way. The good news is that beating the baby blues is much easier than you might think, it’s just a case of making your wellness a priority, that’s all. 

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Make some mommy friends

You most probably already have plenty of friends who are doing their best to support you, but you need some mommy friends too. The fact is that your friends who don’t have children of their own yet, can’t understand what you are going through as a new mom. That’s why you need to find some mommy friends who you can share your experiences with and listen to theirs. The best places to meet other moms are at mom and baby groups, so get yourself and your little one signed up to some local groups and get socializing. From mom and baby yoga classes to music groups, there are plenty of options to choose from. 

Give yourself a break

A lot of new moms put pressure on themselves be the most amazing parents that they can be and kick themselves when they do something wrong. When it comes to how to care for your baby, you are their mom, and you know best. Don’t let how other parents do things make you feel down - parenting isn’t a competition, it’s about doing what’s best for you and your baby. It’s important to give yourself a break when things don’t go like you hoped they would, because it’s not the end of the world and you’re not a bad parent because of one little mistake. Parenting is a learning curve. 

Get out of the house

You might feel like staying in all the time, but it’s important that you don’t coop yourself up in the house. It might take some time to get yourself and your little one out, what with all of the bits and bobs that you need to take with you, but it’s worth it because you will feel much better once you’ve got out of the house for a while. Whether you go for a quick walk, pop to the shops, or go and grab a coffee with a friend, it doesn’t matter, all that matters is that you get out of the house for a while. The more you are able to socialize, the less blue you will feel.

There you have it, a guide to dealing with the baby blues. 

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