9/19/2017

5 Tips For Balancing Indulgence & Responsibility When Preparing For Baby



Having a baby is a life changing experience. Sometimes these changes can be simply wonderful. However, sometimes it can be a little harder to let go of your old lifestyle. Although your baby will be a priority, it is important that you don’t lose sight of yourself. You need to find the right balance between enjoying your own life and taking care of your little one. Luckily, there are plenty of ways for you to do this. Below are five tips for balancing indulgence with responsibility when preparing for your baby.

You can maintain a beautiful interior
When you are busy taking care of your baby, it can be hard to find the time to look after your home. Instead, everything can get a little out of control. Don’t worry, it is still possible for you to maintain a beautiful interior. It is all about making the right design decisions. You should try to streamline your possessions, so that you have less to keep clean. You should also invest in plenty of storage. Ideally, you want to choose hidden storage, as this is the best way to keep everything out of your eye-sight. Make sure that your design scheme is as practical as possible.

You can make responsibility fun
When you are carrying, breastfeeding, or raising your baby, it is vital that you stay fit and healthy. One way to do this is by taking part in an exercise class. Don’t make this a punishment, make it a reward. Look around for a class that you are actually excited to go to. You could even try to get your friends involved or use it as an opportunity to meet new people.

You can maintain a stylish wardrobe
If you love to take care of your appearance, you should still take the time to do this once you have had your baby. This is a great way to remind yourself that you deserve a little attention. Although your wardrobe should be practical, it should never be boring. You just need to find clothes that are easy to clean and gentle on your baby’s skin.

You can still drive a car that you love
When you have your baby, you will need to drive a vehicle that has enough space for a sturdy car-seat. It should also provide the space that you need for your family to grow. Don’t worry, you can still find a vehicle that you can be excited about driving. For instance, you could choose the used Mercedes-Benz C Class. This is an extremely elegant vehicle and its base models are well equipped with safety technology. Why compromise when you can have the best of both worlds?

You can still maintain a healthy social life
Although you will be spending a lot of time with your little one, this doesn’t mean that you have to abandon your friends. Instead, you can combine play dates with girly catch-ups. This is ideal if some of your girlfriends have their own children. However, even if they don’t, you could still arrange to meet at a park or in a coffee. It may take a while for you to get into your new routine, but it is important to stay connected with all of your friends.


- This is a guest post collaboration. 

10 comments:

  1. Blog reminds me of how much there is to consider when expecting a baby in the family. Seems practical attitude and way of life can be of assistance. It is a Life Changing Experience :- Particularly with first baby, though future additions may blend into family life that little bit more easily.

    Rachel Craig

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  2. Great tips

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  3. It's easier to find time for yourself when pregnant then when you have your baby lol it all dissolves

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  4. Social contact can be Beneficial. Some have Mums Day Out / Lunch, etc :- Possibly with colleagues, ex-colleagues, friends, family, etc. Good for Mum, Baby, family and Community. We do so love babies and children. Sharing the Love and Sharing the Workload can help. Baby's Gran, Aunt, etc can ease the load by providing some childCare whilst Mum relaxes, rests, etc. Sharing and Caring.

    Rachel Craig

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  5. Great tips but 3 children under 5, I find it hard to find time to do anything haha!

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    1. May be worth your while having a discussion with your Health Visitor. I can recall being told some years ago of a colleague ( in same position as yourself, 3 children under 5 years old) :- Was provided with Nursery placement/s. Both she and her husband were employed, she worked part-time. There were supportive Grandparents. Apparently she was entitled to FREE childCare via Council Nursery due to ages and number of children. She made use of the entitlement, which her Health Visitor had informed her of, and supported her in applying and acquiring the service.

      Best of Luck!

      Rachel Craig

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  6. What a lovely, encouraging post, thank you.

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  7. The title of the post caught my eye and the content is very positive.

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  8. Have known some folks to treat Mum to a pamper gift / gift token, etc to be used just for herself :- To provide a treat just for Mum. Nice idea! Mum may well appreciate some relaxing time out, etc.

    Rachel Craig

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