Confinement Self-Care Practises That All Mothers Should Try

Our babies are our world. This is what all mothers feel, and their actions show it. However, while our newborns need us, so do we. Giving birth does not mean giving up on yourself. In fact, it is all the more important to be taking care of yourself. It is not wrong to put your baby first, as you want the best care for him, and who else to give him that but you? 


But do not forget and neglect yourself. You need to be in tiptop condition in order to do your best as a mother. So, the key is finding a balance between motherhood and yourself – that is self-care, and it should start as soon as your confinement starts as it is a crucial and sensitive period for both body and mind.


Here are some tips to consider as part of your self-care regime.


1. Eat well

This might seem like a simple thing, but it can be difficult to achieve. After giving birth, it is not strange for a mother to be focused on her baby. However, there is a reason why the confinement period exists. It is for you to recuperate and gain energy, and what better way to do it than eating well? 


Have balanced meals with lots of fruits and vegetables to be nourished. Drink lots of water to prevent dehydration. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Snack on healthy choices like seeds and yoghurt if you feel peckish between meals. With the right amounts of food and nutrition, not only are you making sure you are on the path to recovery, you are also providing quality breast milk with sufficient nutrients to your nursing infant. So, eat. Eat for both your baby and yourself, and you both will flourish and glow.


2. Have some time to yourself

Self-care does not have to be difficult. Sometimes, all you need is some me-time to gather your thoughts or laze around for a bit as a form of rest and self-therapy. You’d be surprised to see now taking some time off to focus on yourself can be therapeutic and even be your source of energy to power through what comes with motherhood. Wanting to constantly be around your little one may come as an instinct, but it does not have to be 24/7. Take a nap, read a book, watch a movie, get a massage. It is those little things that keep you being you and well, sane.


3. Talk to people

The responsibilities that come with being a parent can be overwhelming, especially when you’re just at the starting line of a long journey. Having a strong body will bring you forward, but having a strong mind will help you push through. Any woman who has just given birth is susceptible to postpartum depression, and it is a hard place to get out of. And if you’re constantly with your baby, it is easy to develop loneliness which could be a push into that direction. 

A baby will not be able to talk to you or provide you the comfort and engagement that an adult can. Talking to people around you can alleviate some stress and anxiety, and maybe even bring some extra positivity into your life. If you’re worried about taking care of your baby, talk to a good confinement nanny. If you’re feeling lost, talk to other mummies. If you need to get away a little, talk to your friends and family. And if you’re feeling a little down or off, having your husband around to chat about nonsense can be a great pick-me-up. Sometimes, a simple conversation is all it takes to delve into insecurities and wash them away.


4. Get the help you need

There’s this saying, ‘it takes a village to raise a child’. And it isn’t for no reason. Being a parent is hard, with many uncertainties. But it does not have to be a lonely ride for either parent, particularly the mother. Giving birth brings about new possibilities and worries, from recovery to child care, so it is important to note that you shouldn’t shy away from asking for help when you need it, no matter how insignificant you think it is. Need some help with your food? Ask for advice. Unsure how to breastfeed properly? Ask for help. Nothing is out of bounds.

Confinement Nanny with Mom - PEM Confinement Nanny Agency

And when you need help, one of the best ways to get it is during confinement from your confinement nanny that you can hire from a nanny agency in Singapore. As a top nanny agency in Singapore, PEM Confinement Nanny Agency will not disappoint with our confinement lady services. With a big team of professionally trained nannies to choose from, you can be rest assured that you and your infant will receive the best help and care you need.