Lifestyle Tips for New Moms: How Can You Take Care of Yourself?


You have the newest, sweetest bundle of joy in the world. Your days are filled with cute cuddles, trying to get your baby to sleep, and agonizing over water temperatures at bath time.

Of course, you love your baby, but in those first few weeks, you may find yourself neglecting your care. You don’t have to—and shouldn’t have to—put your own needs to the side.

When you’re properly cared for, your baby will be as well. So here are some tips for new moms to help take care of themselves with a new baby in their lives.

Stimulate Your Brain

In those early baby weeks and months, your brain is focused on all things baby. But it’s important to break up all the baby thoughts and give your brain a boost.

Read a book or do a crossword puzzle to help stimulate your brain. Or try meditation or journaling to help align your feelings. Any activity that helps keep your mind engaged can keep you sharp and focused.

Don’t Be Afraid to Pamper Yourself

New moms may feel guilty spending time or money on things that aren’t for the baby. But you shouldn’t feel that guilt and, instead, should give yourself a little pampering.

You deserve it, after all. You just have to learn how to take care of yourself as a new mom.

Pampering can be anything that’s going to help you feel good. A hot bath, spa day, or splurging on something you want can all be a way to show yourself a little appreciation.

Make Time for Friends

A baby can make new moms feel isolated, especially if she’s one of the few moms in her circles. That’s why it’s important to make time to see your friends, especially away from the babies.

Plan lunch at a restaurant you’ve been wanting to try, go shopping or do something new in the city. If many of your friends don’t have children, join a moms group to share new mom self-care tips and get social.

You may come across new products like this newborn starter bundle or tips to help them sleep through the night.

Lean Into Hobbies

It’s important not to lose yourself when taking care of a new baby. That’s why new moms should lean into hobbies both old and new. If you love to cook or write, make time to participate in these hobbies a few times a week.

You can also get into new hobbies by taking classes at community centers. These places often offer classes in a variety of art mediums, as well as fitness classes and lifestyle groups.

Get Physical

You need to get out of the house when you have a new baby. So make the time a few times a week to get physical; it’s one of the best ways to indulge in self-care for new moms.

Getting physical can be as simple as taking a walk around the block in the evenings.

Yoga, cycling, and aerobics classes are all great options to maintain your health. Or, if you’re looking for a little more, try indoor rock climbing, kayaking, or training for a 5K.

Tips for New Moms to Thrive During the Early Baby Days

You love your sweet, new baby, but you need time for yourself. Many new moms feel guilty about taking time away from their babies to focus on themselves. But you shouldn’t feel guilty when thinking about yourself.

One of the best tips for new moms is to take the time to care for themselves in those early baby days, weeks, and months. The better state you’re in and the better you take care of yourself, the better it is for the baby.

Looking for more parenting tips and tricks? Check out new articles on the blog today!

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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1 year ago

hanks for sharing the article, and more importantly, your personal experience mindfully uv sdsing our emotions as data about our inner state and knowing when it’s better to de-e scalate by taking a time out are great tools. Appreciate you reading and sharing your story since I can certainly relate and I think others can to

Balance Blind
Balance Blind
1 year ago

Oh, it’s impossible to find any time for friends, that’s the biggest problem. I feel like it would be easier for my friends to come over.

Aleks Shamles
Aleks Shamles
1 year ago

Well, it may be a good solution, actually, or you can just make some online friends in order to chat with them in your free time. Personally, I use to make new connections from time to time, and it helps me forget about the chores and relax, so I highly recommend it.

1 year ago

That’s truly amazing you’re posting this, thank you. There is a lot of content focusing on being a non-stop mom, and so little about taking care of yourself.
Btw I’d add sleep training the baby to the list – for me it was a real game changer. I’ve used Susan Urban’s book (here: ) and it was like giving me my evenings back! I am very thankful for that.