Having a baby at home is tricky, huh?
On the one hand, your days will become more colorful and more fun with the presence of the baby in the family. However, on the other hand, as a wife as well as a housewife, you are often made inconvenient when you have to pet the baby and carry out your duties managing the house.
Of course, these two activities will not be as easy as turning your palms. There are quite a number of challenges that will adorn the struggle to be a mother and a good wife.
However, striving hard at these two roles is an extraordinary thing that not everyone can do well. Even though it is heavy and tiring, only people who are mentally strong are capable of carrying out this noble task.
Keep trying and struggling in balancing duties and responsibilities as a good mother and wife will make you slowly get used to this. So that in the end, these two things will be executed properly and orderly.
The problem with these two activities is that of time. For you a mother who has children baby at home and have a big responsibility in taking care of the household, then maybe you should start designing all the activities that you will do. In essence, the right time management will be the key to the success of this noble role.
One of the things that can be done to be able to anticipate household activities can be done and take care of the baby can be carried out properly is to take advantage of the time when your little one is asleep.
Babies who are still awake often want to be close to their mother. Wherever the mother goes and leaves they will tend to follow behind. It doesn’t matter when your little one trailing behind isn’t fussy or doesn’t approach the source of danger. It’s just that, if you are busy doing other work, while your fussy little one wants to be carried, then maybe the activities you are currently doing should be stopped for a moment and come back together with your little one.
As a result, if this condition continues to occur, then maybe your household chores such as washing, cleaning the house, mopping, ironing and so on will never be finished properly. Because moving just a little, your little one will start to bother your work.
Now, if you have this then maybe you should find a way so that your little one can stay calm even though you are doing other work.
One of the things that can be done so that children can calm down when you get away from them to do other work is to put them to sleep. However, children in general are more likely to always ask for company because they want to breastfeed or want to be carried. And by the time you put them to bed, they wake up and come back fussy asking to be accompanied. This may even bother you and make it even more difficult for you to be away from them.
For this reason, maybe now you have to get used to or train the baby to sleep without breastfeeding or asking to be carried all the time.
However, while doing this, you must remember that this process is not an overnight process which you can get quickly. This will probably work after a few months. However, if you succeed in doing it, it will really help you in managing your time better. So that mothers can do other work more calmly.
1. Separate Breastfeeding from Sleep
The first thing that can be done is to create boundaries between breastfeeding and sleeping. When babies wake up for the first time, give them breast milk. However, if he is still awake hungry, then keep giving them breast milk until they are full. The point is not to get in the habit of giving breast milk to sleep.
However, when the baby begins to show signs of sleepiness. It is better if babies walk or rock rather than breastfeed them until they fall asleep. The important point of this step is to give the baby the option, apart from breastfeeding, to get back to sleep. Do this over and over.
We remind you that this method is best done on baby the older one. Do not use this method on newborns or during a growth spurt. Because they will need more breast milk. In addition, children who are still in their infancy or newborns will tend to get hungry more easily. For that, this step is not allowed to be applied to them.
Thus, when your babies are too young, then maybe you should prioritize your job looking after them over taking care of the house. You can put this job aside or ask for help from other people you trust
2. Help the baby to sleep without being carried
Usually the most effective method of lulling a baby is to be held and pat with your hands. This may happen because of the habits adopted by parents. Thus, the baby becomes more difficult to sleep if not carried.
To overcome this method you can do it by putting the baby to sleep in other ways. Like rocking it in a swing until the baby is asleep. This one step may be difficult enough to get the baby to fall asleep quickly, but they will slowly get used to it.
3 Transferring a Half-Asleep Baby to the Bed
The next step is to wait for the baby to fall asleep in the chair while you pick him up. Then, stand up and carry the baby in a deep sleep. When the baby wakes up, swing back until he falls back asleep. After looking sound asleep, then slowly lay the baby down in his crib.
Do it this way slowly, because the sound of swinging the basket might wake them up which makes the mother have to carry them back with great difficulty.
After that, remove the sling and do not remove your hands from the body, pat lightly so that the baby returns to sleep. Then move slowly, take a swing basket of sleep so that he still feels that you are still carrying him.
Do it this way continuously so that they get used to it. Over time your baby will get used to this and slowly he will enjoy sleeping in his bed.
These are some ways that can be done to put babies to sleep and help them sleep so they don’t always have to breastfeed and ask to be carried. Because basically, this activity will actually make it difficult for your baby to be a little far away from you. As a result, your homework will become increasingly difficult to complete quickly.
Hopefully the tips and tips above can be useful and help you in finding solutions to manage your time at home.