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THE BEST SELF CARE HACKS FOR MOMS

Updated: Nov 14, 2022

Introduction

Is your baby not sleeping well? Is it your fault? Not necessarily. Babies go through developmental stages as they grow and this can impact their sleep patterns. While you're doing everything you can to get them on an optimal sleep schedule, there are some tools that will help you out along the way:

Infant tummy time and neck strength

It's no secret that tummy time is a great way to develop your baby's neck strength. Infants tend to have weak necks, so they need help lifting their head and strengthening those muscles. Tummy time helps develop the upper body strength needed for later tasks such as crawling, walking and even playing sports.

Tummy time also develops lower body strength by getting the muscles used during kicking in shape! You'll start seeing improved motor skills when your child learns how to lift themselves up from lying down on their bellies. This can be done by pushing with hands or feet against a surface until they're able to use both at once—you'll see this most during crawling and walking development stages!

Last but not least (and certainly not least important), babies learn about core strength during tummy time because it involves propping themselves up with arms and legs while maintaining balance throughout the process--so much like anything else new that involves learning something new!


Baby nap schedule

When you have a baby, it might seem like it’s impossible to get any rest. But there are some things in your control that can help make life easier as a new parent. A baby nap schedule is one of the best ways to make sure you and your baby are getting enough sleep. And if you get into a routine of naps on time, it will also help with nighttime sleep—which will make everyone happier!

If you’re struggling with how to get your little one to take consistent naps or go down for bed at night, here are some tips:

  • Give yourself time. Newborns need around 18 hours of sleep per day, but they won’t start sleeping until their circadian rhythm starts kicking in at around 4 weeks old (or later). You may be able to find out what time he should be sleeping by checking his feeding schedule; when he started eating two hours apart from each other earlier than normal could be an indication that he needed more rest than usual—and now might be the perfect time for him to nap!

  • Don't forget about yourself! It's really easy when caring for an infant 24/7 not only because there's so much going on but because sometimes we don't realize how exhausted we've become until we take some time off ourselves--which leads us back again...


How to swaddle a baby

If you're a mom, chances are you've been asked to swaddle your baby at least once in your life. It's one of those tasks that most people assume only other people can do. But there’s no need to feel this way! Swaddling is easy once you understand the basics—and it may even help you get back some much-needed sleep when your little one needs some TLC.

There are three main types of swaddles: traditional, open-ended and cocoon style. The traditional swaddle involves wrapping arms up close to the chest while leaving legs free; it’s best for newborns and small babies since they haven't developed enough motor skills yet. Open-ended styles allow for more mobility in both arms and legs because they don't wrap around like traditional ones do; however, these open ends could pose an entrapment risk if not properly secured (such as putting velcro or snaps on them). Cocoon styles have zippers or buttons instead of velcro (which makes it easier for parents with dexterity issues), but these types also have large openings so that babies aren't constricted by being wrapped too tightly—this allows them freedom without compromising safety either!

How to cease pacifier habit

You may have noticed that your baby can be quite fussy. Whether it’s gassy pains, hunger pains or simply the discomfort of being a human in this world, babies are not always happy campers. They want to be held and they want to sleep. When they don’t get those things—or even worse when they do—they cry and fuss until someone takes care of them. The easiest way to do that? Give them something to suck on!

For some reason though (and we still don’t understand why), pacifiers have become synonymous with a bad habit that has to be broken at all costs. That’s where we come in: today we will teach you how to cease pacifier habit so you never have a problem again!

Why babies put everything in their mouth

Babies are constantly putting everything in their mouths. It's a natural reflex, and it has many functions:

  • Exploration – Babies explore the world through their mouth. Sticks, rocks and leaves are all fair game when it comes to exploration!

  • Communication – Talking is hard for young babies! One way they can communicate their needs is by gurgling or making other sounds with their mouth.

  • Soothing themselves – Putting something in your mouth can be soothing if you're tired or upset about something. We've all done this as adults (we may have even eaten ice cream straight from the container).

  • Developing motor skills – The more practice babies get using different muscles—like opening and closing their mouths—the more coordinated they will become at doing things like crawling or walking later on in life. This also goes for sucking on a pacifier or thumb-sucking: both help develop strong muscles like those used in eating solid foods later on down the line!

Babies might need to use these self-care hacks because they're learning how to process emotions just like we do when we feel overwhelmed by stressors such as schoolwork deadlines or relationship issues at home."


Why does my baby cry every night at bedtime?

You’ll probably be able to tell what’s wrong by the way your baby cries. If she or he is crying for a long time, with no change in tone, it could be because:

  • They are tired and want to go to sleep.

  • They are hungry and want food or milk.

  • They are bored and need more attention from you (this is especially true if they have a sibling who needs less attention than they do).

  • They feel alone and miss you being near them. This can also happen if there isn't another person in the room with her/him, like a sibling or caregiver—if so, try having someone else sit with her/him while you're busy doing something else around the house that doesn't require being right next door all the time! Or maybe give yourself an extra 5 minutes before going back into their room after putting her/him down; this gives both of them time to adjust without feeling rushed into falling asleep immediately."

Is it okay for my baby to sleep with me?

The short answer is yes, you can sleep with your baby—and it's a good thing. In fact, sleeping together is one of the best ways to bond with your infant and learn his or her needs.

It’s also the safest place for your baby to sleep. When they're in close proximity, you can easily hear them when they wake up at night (or during the day). If there were any danger signs that would make you need to check on your child, like crying or moaning, you would be right there ready to respond immediately.

You can sleep with your baby on a separate mattress, or in the same bed. Many parents co-sleep with their babies on separate mattresses next to each other, while others prefer having all three people (mom and dad, plus baby) snuggled up together in one big bed.

These tools will help you get your baby on an optimal sleep schedule.

When it comes to baby sleep, the most important thing you can do is get your child on an optimal schedule. Think of it like a schedule for work: you wouldn’t go into work at 11am and expect to start working then, or have every day be different. You would have a basic routine that helps you stay productive and stick to your goals while still meeting everyone else's needs. That's what we're going for with our babies' daily routine—a set pattern of sleep times and awake times that will help them develop healthy habits right from the start.

It’s especially important because sleep is essential for growth and development—it affects everything from brain function, physical health, emotional well-being, and even learning abilities! So make sure you don't forget this one tip when you're trying out all these other great ideas we'll share with you in this article!

Conclusion

As a mother, I know how important it is to care for yourself. It’s so easy for us to get caught up in the day-to-day routine of parenting and forget about ourselves. But when you take a moment out every day to do something nice for yourself (like take time out of your busy schedule or have a warm bath), it makes all the difference!


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