Take time for you! A baby can take over your life! Your baby depends on you for everything. Taking care of yourself is important to you, your baby and the rest of your family.
- Ask for help when you need it. Ask someone you trust to watch the baby while you take time away.
- Do something you really like when your baby is sleeping. Take a bath. Read a book. Watch TV. Get some sleep. Exercise.
- Don't expect to be perfect. Maintain realistic expectations for yourself and your baby.
- Get out of the house. Take your baby along. A short walk to the store or a visit to a friend can work miracles.