Banish Baby Boredom
For a lot of people, bearing a child completes the purpose of being a woman, as being a mother, although truly tiring a lot of times, can be the best part of one’s life, especially when shared with your partner whom you will be building your family with. For those who are completely new to motherhood, bearing and rearing their first child can be quite tiring as they adjust to the daily tasks and routines involved in the process, but for women who have been working for years before childbirth, it can be really boring during the stage of infancy when babies sleep all the time or when they breastfeed all day.
For infants, sleeping an average of 16 hours a day is the norm, which slowly decreases as they grow, but commonly, when babies are awake, they either want to be fed or play around, which can leave moms tired at the end of the day, but also most likely bored during the day as they have to stay at home especially when breastfeeding and there is no one else to talk to at home. Most boredom occurs with breastfeeding mothers, especially when they are used to being productive instead of just sitting idly while days go by.
Since child care often involves staying at home, beating boredom will require some of your favorite things like books, DVDs, a laptop, hobby items especially if you are into crafts, and other personal items that can keep you preoccupied without having to move much from your position. Sleeping while your baby is asleep will also help you to catch up on that much needed rest especially when your baby have an irregular sleeping pattern and tend to wake up a lot at night.
On days you feel you have the energy for it, taking your child for a walk with you outdoors for a few hours particularly after sunrise will be a good way to while away time and catch some fresh air and more energy from the warm sunlight. To do this comfortably, however, you must have a sturdy stroller or convertible where you can take your child around with without much hassle even if you need to take the car when you want to go somewhere a little farther from home.
Having your first baby can be really tiring and draining at times but it is truly the most fulfilling and rewarding part of being a woman as even with all the tasks required to raise a child, just looking at your baby smile at you everyday is enough to take all the tiredness away.