- Like most things in life you don't know what it's like until you have lived it. Sleep deprivation is no different. For new parents, sleep deprivation can be one of the most challenging obstacles they face in the early days of parenting. Sleep deprivation is unfortunately inevitable for new parents so what is vital is that you learn how to deal with it.
Sleep, isn’t that what we all crave as new parents!
Good news is there are a few tips that are proven to help settle your baby quicker or help your baby sleep a little longer.
- The third trimester in pregnancy is the time that you *should* pack your hospital bag (I was overdue with my second baby and still ended up packing my hospital bag in between contractions!) The hardest part to figure out is what NOT to pack because what might seem like a good idea now, it may not leave your bag at all.
- It has never been easy being a mum, but in today’s world with social media pressuring them in unique ways it has become more difficult. Women are literally inundated with images and ideas of what they should be doing and what their children should be doing. The image of perfection is everywhere.
There are moments in your life, that when you look back really stick with you.
A few years ago, not long after first child was born I was playing golf one day with a bloke who had just had his first grandchild at around the same time our son was born.
Within the squares of social media, mothers can be made to feel less than adequate if they are not an organised housewife, not setting up creative and educational activities to do with their kids or not always getting out of the house doing things worthy of an Instagram snap.