But you shouldn’t miss this golden opportunity to steal some time off.
Therefore, do not hesitate to ask others for help.
You can ask for help from your spouse/partner, mother, or hire a household helper to take care of the housework or take care of the baby.
In addition to not draining your energy out, you can also avoid stress.
For partners, show your care and love for your wife/partner by helping her take care of the baby, such as changing the baby’s diaper , bathing the baby, and holding the baby.
The spouse/partner can also accompany the baby when the mother is busy. Also try to spend time listening to your wife’s stories.
Your partner may want to tell you something to lighten her load.
Sometimes, new moms have problems breastfeeding and this may be stressful.
However, just by talking to you, your wife will probably feel a lot calmer.
4. Have time to exercise
Mothers who are diligent in exercising after giving birth even before, tend to feel better emotionally and are easier to socialize.
Even so, do not force yourself to do strenuous exercise.
Do light exercise by focusing on improving blood flow in the body, such as walking lightly or doing postpartum exercises .
5. Don’t insist on being the perfect parent
You may already be planning to be the perfect parent for your little one.
It may make you feel guilty if you can’t do everything right.
In fact, you may even assume that other moms do a much better job than you.
As a result, you impose unrealistic expectations on yourself.
Well, apart from opening your heart, the best way to prevent the baby blues is to set realistic expectations.
This is because being a parent is not an easy job and it is hard to predict how your journey will look like.
Struggling doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve failed at being a good parent.
Remember: each parent’s journey is unique and by focusing on caring for yourself, you can better take care of your little one.