Tired of battling mum guilt? You might now know what mum guilt is, but you’ve probably felt it. It’s entirely normal.However, mum guilt can be pretty unhelpful as you’re going through all your other new mum emotions. It can also get in the way of both your new mum responsibilities and the fulfilling enjoyment you can experience as a new mum. Here are threeof the most typical and major parental guilt mindsets and ways you can manage them.
- The perfect mum myth
Let’s get this straight right away: there’s no such thing as a perfect mum. Sure, you’ll make plans while you’re pregnant and daydream about what having a baby will be like, but the reality is that you can’t be prepared for everything. Every new mum struggles when they become one, even mums several years into the role do.So you shouldn’t feel guilty about not living up to your own expectations if you fall short of some of them. If you have any questions or concerns, you should seek advice from or maybe even arrange a meeting with your preferred healthcare professional.
- Self-care for new mums
Take some time for yourself. Exercise, spend some quality time with friends and family, and set aside some hours for just you and your partner to be a couple. When you’re feeling rested, relaxed, and less stressed, that makes for a happier, more energised you. And, a cheerier and more attentive mother.
- Working mum guilt
Juggling your work and home life is tough for new mums, so it’s common to feel guilty when a schedule just doesn’t work out. If you’re looking through daycare options, trust your mum’sintuition and choose the right one for both you and your baby. If it’s tougher to keep your home tidy, share household chores with your partner. If tasks are overwhelming you, ask for help from family and friends, or consider outsourcing. When you get home, try and enjoy cuddles, lie-downs, and bath times rather than running around trying to be a superwoman.
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