Becoming a new mom is definitely one of the greatest joys in life. There’s nothing quite like looking down into your brand-new baby’s face and realizing that your entire life is about to change. It’s one of the most incredible moments! It’s also one of the most overwhelming! Not only are you trying to adjust to all the demands of being a new mom, you’re probably not getting nearly as much sleep as you’re used to, so you’re exhausted while doing it! We can’t help you change all those diapers, but we can help you ease the transition with a few easy tips and essential care products, courtesy of our friends at Church & Dwight! Check them out, then read on for an awesome giveaway!
Tips and Essential Products to Help New Moms Cope
Stop Worrying About Messes
When my son was a tiny tot, I had a very open-minded philosophy regarding messes. My mantra was “mud washes out, memories last forever.” Spills, stains, and messes are all a part of being a parent. The hardest part of tackling the laundry is finding a detergent that’s right for baby’s clothes.
The makers of OxiClean™ stain removers have developed a 100 percent dye and chlorine-free Multi-Purpose Baby Stain Remover Powder and Spray to be gentle on your baby’s washables while being tough on your messiest baby stains. You can pre-treat stains with the Spray and use Powder in every load to make your baby’s cloth diapers, bedding, clothes, and accessories cleaner, whiter and brighter.
Schedule Some Down Time
Every day, do your best to carve out some time that’s just for you. Between feeding, changing diapers and lulling your baby to sleep, you may find yourself emotionally and physically exhausted. When your baby is sleeping or enjoying time in the swing or bouncy seat, give yourself a face mask, read a magazine or paint your nails. Even just 10 minutes for yourself will make a huge difference.
Gassy Tummy? No Problem!
If your baby is fussy for no apparent reason, it may be a gassy tummy. It’s widely accepted that keeping a baby upright for feedings, burping them often or massaging their belly may help to relieve gas pains. When your child has an uncomfortable gas pain that you cannot seem to soothe, try giving them infant gas relief drops like Ovol® Drops. I practically bought stock in these when my son was a colicky baby! They provide gentle and fast relief of colic, bloating or gas by helping to break up gas bubbles to relieve discomfort caused by trapped gas – making it easier for a baby to pass gas and burp at feeding time. The pleasant mint-flavoured drops make them easy for parents to administer.
Get Plenty of Rest
Easier said than done, I know! Lack of sleep is definitely one of the hardest parts of being a new mom. We’ve all heard the saying “sleep when the baby sleeps.” Even if you don’t actually sleep, take this time to rest your head for a bit and let your mind wander. The downtime will give you a boost. I know it’s tempting to do all the house chores when baby is napping, but until you both get on a better schedule, let it go and get some rest!
Soothe Teething Gums
Crying, drooling and tears can make teething quite the ordeal for both moms and babies. Gently rubbing your baby’s gums can help to ease your baby’s discomfort. A chilled washcloth or teething ring can also help. If your baby is especially cranky, try using a homeopathic remedy like Baby Orajel™ Naturals Nighttime Teething Gel. With the soothing power of Chamomilla (commonly known as Chamomile) and passion flower, this product helps to relieve teething pain and discomfort and calm the restlessness that comes from teething so that your baby can get a good night’s rest. Baby Orajel products are benzocaine-free and belladonna-free.
Help Combat Dryness
While intimate time with your partner is probably the furthest thing from your mind during those first weeks after delivery, eventually you’re going to want to get horizontal again. The problem? Many women experience dryness after childbirth, which makes intimacy pretty uncomfortable. To help provide relief from vaginal dryness, try using Trojan™ H2O Water-Based Liquid Lubricants. These two water-based lubricants are made with hyaluronic moisturizer (which locks in up to 1000x more moisture and hydration), allowing you to enjoy comfortable intimate moments with your partner.
We have a fun prize package filled with some other products that will help make your life easier as a new mom, including:
- OxiCleanTM HD Liquid Laundry Detergent
- Arm & HammerTM Plus OxiCleanTM Cold Water Power Paks
- Arm & HammerTM Baking Soda
- Arm & HammerTM SpinbrushTM battery powered toothbrush The Ultimate Spider-Man TM
- OrajelTM Spider-ManTM Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste
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What some other tips we can offer new moms to help make the transition easier?
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