If you’re a mom, you will know how wonderful the experience can be. You will also know how exhausting, stressful, and challenging it can be too, so despite the many positives, you will also be well-versed in some of the perceived negatives.
But even if you’re not a mom yourself, you will know how difficult it can be simply by watching and listening to other mothers.
Whatever your personal situation, there is much you can do to help the new moms you know. Be they family members or friends; you can pitch in to help them, and below are just a few of the things you can do to show your support and Help a New Mom!
#1: Offer to childmind
New moms rarely get time to themselves after their baby has been born, and this can have negative effects. For one, tiredness can set in quickly, and the mom can become exhausted and burned out. And secondly, their relationship with their partner can suffer, as there will be little time for couples nights and other romantic things. So, if you’re not averse to childminding, offer your services to the new mom. Even if all you do is sit with the baby while the mom takes a nap upstairs, you will be doing an incredible service. Extra kudos to you if you feed and change the baby too!
#2: Pamper her with kindness
Offer to childmind for the new mom so she can get out and get a pedicure or a facial, or offer to apply those beauty treatments to her yourself. Buy her the occasional gift too, being sure to buy something that she will enjoy, and not something that other people will have bought her for her baby. These honey gifts are a nice idea, for example. And offer to make her meals, do her shopping for her, and even give her feet a massage. You should do some or all of these things because, in those first few months of motherhood, the new mom will be feeling tired, fragile, and in much need of some tender loving care!
#3: Shower her with compliments
Beauty treatments often go out of the window when a baby has been born. There is often little time for hair brushing, showering, and moisturizing. With a change in body weight, dressing stylishly can sometimes be an issue too. In short, the new mom will probably look more than a little haggard, and this can play havoc on her self-esteem. So, when you’re with her, be mindful of what you say. Don’t even make a joke about her appearance, as she might break down in tears because of her hormonal fluctuations. Instead, make compliments, be they about how beautiful she is, despite the rigors of having a baby, or about the wonderful way she is dealing with her little one. Any word of kindness will do much to raise her confidence levels, and you will renew the way she feels about herself and her role as a mother.
Thanks for reading!