It’s so easy with a newborn for YOU to fall to the bottom of the list. Time is at a premium and so is energy. But sometimes if you can just do something nice for youself, it will give you a little zap of energy and remind you how fabulous you really are…
So here are some quick and easy pamper ideas:
Take a long bubble bath… (you can always take baby in with you, or even better pass him to Dad and soak in peace and quiet).
Have a foot bath – soak your feet in a basin of warm water. If you have some put a few drops of essential oil in. Bonus – you can do this while feeding! Double bonus – if your partner is around hit them up for a foot massage. Of course they may be face down on the couch snoring…
Buy or get out from the library a good book you’ve been dying to read. Great for those midnight feeds!
Paint your toenails. They are far enough away that you won’t be able to see any mistakes and instead you can just enjoy how pretty they look.
Take baby for a walk in the buggy – if she falls asleep treat yourself to a hot choc at the nearest cafe.
Get out a chick flick you’ve been keen to see and watch it – another good one for the middle of the night wake-fests!
Treat yourself to fresh flowers. If the budget won’t stand it buy some seeds (super cheap) and plant them – you’ll be able to pick your own next summer! Or pick some from a friends garden.
Check your emails and say hi to a friend.
Go to bed early.
Light a candle, put on your favourite CD, and put your feet up. If baby is too unsettled to chill on the couch do a little dancing instead!
Spritz a bit of your favourite perfume on.
If you are spending a lot of time in your trackkies or pjs – why not treat yourself to a pretty new pair? You don’t even have to leave the house if you don’t want to – shop online! Try ezibuy.co.nz
Make yourself a cup of tea and watch the sunset. Or sunrise…