4 Ways to Combat Newborn Fog
Find out how to combat the newborn fog and create a sense of relief, as one family describes it, like an exhale with help from Moms on Call. Let us help you realize that you can do this, one step at a time.
As parents, we often find ourselves lost in the whirlwind of emotions and exhaustion during the early days with a newborn. At Moms on Call, we understand the challenges of juggling multiple responsibilities while caring for a new baby. Today, we share valuable insights on combating the newborn fog and finding support during this beautiful and transformative time.
“I remember one family that insisted on having me out to their home with the addition of every new baby. This family had me out 4 times over 6 years. 4 TIMES! I told them they had it, they did not need me to come out again, and they said, “The best way to describe it is after you leave. It is like an exhale; once again, we realize we can do this.” Those first weeks are such a blur. Filled with excitement, exhaustion, and elation, often simultaneously.” — Moms on Call Co-Founder, Laura Hunter.
Here are a few things to help combat newborn fog:
Embrace Your Parenting Superpowers
One of the first things to remember is that you are the best parent for your baby. The connection between you and your little one is unique and special. Trust in your instincts and have confidence in your abilities. You were designed for each other, and you can navigate this journey with grace and love.
Establish a Routine and Stay Consistent
Setting a routine is a game-changer during the early stages of parenthood. Moms On Call provides Typical Day schedules designed to guide you through the baby-to-toddler years, making your days more manageable. By following a consistent routine, you can bring a sense of structure and predictability (even if it isn’t “perfect”).
Seek Support from Friends and Family
It’s important to open up and talk about how you’re feeling. Often, we hesitate to accept help when it’s offered, but reaching out and accepting help can make a world of difference. Instead of saying, “I’ll let you know,” be specific about the type of help you need. Whether it’s bringing food, helping with household chores, taking the toddler to the park, or grabbing something from the store.
Remember, You’re Not Alone
Navigating parenthood can sometimes feel isolating, but it’s crucial to remember that you’re not alone in this journey. Additionally, consider working with a trained Moms on Call Consultant who can provide personalized guidance and support tailored to your unique circumstances.
We understand the complexities of the early days of parenting. The newborn fog can be overwhelming, but by embracing your innate parenting abilities, establishing a consistent routine, seeking support from loved ones, and utilizing the resources provided by Moms on Call, you can find your way through the challenges. Remember, you have the strength and resilience to navigate this incredible journey of parenthood.