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Banish Baby Boredom

Pregnancy and childbirth are indeed the most painful and tiresome stages of womanhood, but truly the most fulfilling, especially for partners who have been wanting to start a family, as babies serve as a family’s source of pride and joy. For new mothers, the first few days, and even months, after childbirth can be the most challenging as this is when babies need the closest care, but for new mothers who are used to working busy days prior to pregnancy and childbirth, this stage can bring boredom especially that this is also the stage where babies spend most of their days just sleeping.

For infants, sleeping an average of 16 hours a day is the norm, which slowly decreases as they grow, but commonly, when babies are awake, they either want to be fed or play around, which can leave moms tired at the end of the day, but also most likely bored during the day as they have to stay at home especially when breastfeeding and there is no one else to talk to at home. Most boredom occurs with breastfeeding mothers, especially when they are used to being productive instead of just sitting idly while days go by.

Since child care often involves staying at home, beating boredom will require some of your favorite things like books, DVDs, a laptop, hobby items especially if you are into crafts, and other personal items that can keep you preoccupied without having to move much from your position. Another good thing to do is to sleep with your baby when you can so you do not feel as tired once they are up at night again.

Once you feel rested, you can also head outdoors with your little one for a leisurely walk in the park or around your neighborhood, where you can even be more energized with the early rays of the sun that can also give your precious one some dose of Vitamin D. To do this comfortably, however, you must have a sturdy stroller or convertible where you can take your child around with without much hassle even if you need to take the car when you want to go somewhere a little farther from home.

Having your first baby can be really tiring and draining at times but it is truly the most fulfilling and rewarding part of being a woman as even with all the tasks required to raise a child, just looking at your baby smile at you everyday is enough to take all the tiredness away.