The period of time after a pregnancy can be pretty stressful. Not just for the mother, but also for the father too. They are both in this together and it’s both the parent’s child even though the mother spends a whole lot more time with the baby than the father. The father too plays a central role in bringing up the child. He can help reduce the stress that the mother faces by helping her around with the little things and giving her a break now and then. It’s not as easy as said, but definitely worth all the trouble, all for that little baby.
One thing you can do is to get her more comfortable, but loosely fitting clothes. Some of her clothes might not fit her anymore or they might look small and tight in all the wrong places, so it’s better if you could invest in some new clothes. One’s that will help her feel comfortable. Remember that she’s always with the child, so it’s not always about how good she looks, but about how comfortable she would feel.
Stock the refrigerator with food. Since she’s breastfeeding the baby, she will get hungry more than usual. Make sure that the refrigerator is filled with everything that she loves to eat from fresh fruits to nuts. Get her the most nutritious food that’s available because it’s from her that the baby gets its nutrition.
If you can invest in one of those feeding gliding chairs, it would be a lot more beneficial. It will help her when she has to breastfeed the baby and will make it more comfortable for both her and the baby. Check for the size when buying feeding gliding chairs since some chairs might end up just too big and uncomfortable. Also, choose something with a cover that feels good to the skin and check with your local stores or you could buy it online.
Her mental and physical well-being is important. So make sure that you don’t stress her out too much since she’s already stressed out. Raising a baby is not an easy task, ask your mother! Give her the space she needs at times because she might not be in the best of her moods every single day.
These are just some of the tips to help your wife through the initial period of looking after the baby. It can get pretty stressful, but you can always help her out. Volunteer to change the nappies, put the baby to sleep. You could also take some days off from work to look after the baby so that she could get a break just for those days. Anything that you can. She will definitely appreciate the help.