It’s simple to become reliant on your confinement nanny. She has helped you with all of your needs throughout the course of the last month, no matter how big or small. Your nanny seems to be able to do everything, from keeping your home immaculate to preparing wonderful confinement meals, watching over your newborn all day long, to making sure you stay healthy.
It makes sense why you feel nervous with the idea of her leaving your home. You might even feel overwhelmed by worries like “How am I going to handle this?” and “What if I mess up?” But don’t worry – this is very normal, and we are here to help! Check out these tips for a seamless transition.
Be open to your nanny’s suggestions
Your confinement nanny will take care of you and your baby while also guiding you through the process. This involves sharing tips and suggestions for handling and caring for your baby. If you still have any questions, don’t be hesitant to ask your nanny. She will have a wealth of knowledge to share with you. If you are anxious or stressed about what’s to come, let her be your listening ear. We promise that you will feel better after talking about it.
Start practicing early
It never hurts to be ready well in advance. In addition, you’ll have a better sense of what to anticipate as a result, preventing last minute panicking. It’s important to get enough sleep so your body can recover, but this is also an excellent time to practice with your confinement nanny while she is still around to help. Consider giving your baby more attention, especially during feeding and before bedtime. Additionally, it will strengthen your relationship with your child!
Create a bedtime routine
One of the most difficult chores a new parent will encounter is caring for and feeding a newborn all night. Many people would rather leave it in the hands of a trained confinement nanny so they can concentrate on getting some much-needed sleep. Your nanny won’t stay with your forever, sadly. But don’t worry, you can make this less intimidating by helping your baby in creating a regular bedtime and night time routine. Consider giving them a soothing massage or a warm bath before bed. Comfortable pyjamas helps too!
Don’t be hesitant to assign work to others or divide them among your family. “It takes a village to raise a child”, the saying goes. Here are some helpful ideas you might want to consider:
Create shifts that you and your partner can alternate. For instance, one parent could be in charge from 10p.m. to 2a.m., and the other from 2a.m. to 6p.m. You’ll each get at least four hours of sleep this way. Take turns with your partner doing everything that needs to be done at night, including feeding, changing and comforting your baby. If someone offers to watch your child so you may take a break, accept it. Even a little power nap might be really beneficial when you are sleep deprived.
Know that nobody is flawless or always correct. Be kind to yourself and believe in you gut. Even though starting a new period of life is not always easy, things do get better over time as you adjust, adapt and learn. Being a parent is lifelong experience, and while we can’t guarantee that everything will go smoothly every time, it is undoubtedly rewarding.