For some parents, especially newly married couples, the responsibility to care for and raise children is not something easy. This job is very challenging and can be stressful, especially in the early days after giving birth. They have to face a new routine and if not handled properly, babysitting will become a stressful routine especially for mothers. As we all know, the main duty of a mother is to raise and raise children, regardless of her role as a career woman or a housewife. Both of them still have the same responsibility, namely caring for children. However, the responsibilities that must be faced by career women are greater than that of housewives because they still have to divide their time for children with their work. If you are one of those women who has difficulty raising your children, here are some tips on how to care for babies in the right way so that you don’t feel stressed.
An important key to successful parenting is to share your roles and duties with your husband. Indeed, the main task of a mother is to raise children, but this does not mean you have to completely eliminate the involvement of the father in caring for him. You can discuss with your husband about the division of tasks of babysitting, so that you and your husband don’t feel tired together. Besides helping reduce stress on the mother, this method will also be useful for building a connection between the father and your baby.
In the early days after birth, babies will be very fussy and often stay up at night. You need to give him breast milk every two hours or just changing a wet diaper. This of course will drain your energy and you can not have enough time to rest. The solution is to share your working hours with your husband. The working hours referred to here are the times when you and your husband have to do babysitting tasks such as breastfeeding, changing diapers or carrying them. For example, you both agree to share your work time during the day and your husband at night. For breastfeeding, you can pump it before you sleep and save breast milk into the refrigerator.
This time division must be flexible, so that your husband does not feel tired and cannot work optimally. When your husband’s work piles up at the office, you can replace the schedule of babysitting your husband’s baby. In return, your husband will help you to care for the baby all day at the end of the week. It all depends on how you both discuss this with each other’s understanding.