So this is it, the time you have been longingly waiting for for 9 long months is here! Bet you weren’t expecting that with this new bundle of joy comes baby brain even worse than during pregnancy, and piles of unattended to chores that were a piece of cake before the little one came along.
A little bit of chaos is to be expected with a new baby and is totally normal. Now you need to work to their schedule but no one said you have to neglect yourself in the process. Luckily for new parents, there are more things than keeping a diary that can help you stay organized and get you into a routine in no time.
Let us take a look at the best ways to get our bums into gear with this new little life to look after and the added responsibilities that come with it. The following are tips and methods of how to stay organized with a new baby;
1.Post It Notes
Get back to basics and stick notes on the fridge of things you need to do today. You can also stick notes on the wall neat night switches to remind yourself to turn them off… basically stick them on anything and anywhere you are likely to see them. Once you have gotten into your new routine, you will no longer need notes all over the house.
2. Smartwatch Assistance
It’s the little things like misplacing your cell phone or having it ping with notifications while it is on the other side of the room and you are feeding the baby that makes you lose the plot. A good smartwatch will show you who is trying to contact you, has a ‘find my phone’ feature, shows you your calendar reminders for the day, and many more helpful features. You can use these to remind you of your chores and appointments as well as when to feed the baby or put them to sleep.
Not all smartwatches are good for organization purposes. You will come across watches that are for fitness tracking, outdoor sports, and other irrelevant things to you, so here is a watch that moms and dads love and rave about.
3. Meal Preparation
You probably won’t have any time to eat let alone make three meals for your family. Pick a day that will be your ‘meal prep day’ and ask a friend or family member to help out if they can and prep a few hot pots for the week. Freeze them, and you are good to go!
4. Think Ahead
You have probably heard this a million times and it can be the most annoying thing to hear, however, it is said with good intention. When I say think ahead, I mean, ask family members for help if you are overwhelmed, plan appointments for times that you have a helping hand. You can do it, and you will get into a routine in no time!