As a new mom, you are tired, sore, and emotional. The last thing on your mind – when you’ve got a new baby relying on you – is what you look like. Until one day, you start resenting the way you look. So many new moms have been there, so we assure you, you’re not alone.
Being a mother could be the greatest thing in the world. However, motherhood is not easy. The past nine months took a toll on your body and mind. Now that your little one has arrived, it’s time to get back there and rediscover yourself.
Becoming a new and improved version of yourself is hard, much less with the responsibilities of being a mom. However, with the right mindset and commitment, you can easily rediscover your style while being the mother of the year!
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Be Kind To Yourself
The first rule of getting back on track is to understand that your body has been through so much and has achieved a lot. You should not look at yourself and be sad about the weight you gained or the stretch marks you have on your body. Give yourself time and be kind to yourself.
Start with correcting your diet, controlling your bingeing urges, and including some exercise in your routine. Now, as a new mom, it must be hard. However, you don’t have to do it all in a day, so take small steps.
Embrace The Post-Partum
Some moms think that they don’t have to buy any new clothes for their new body. This pressures them to lose weight quickly while creating a reason for disappointment when they can’t do it. The thought that you will eventually fit into your old clothes is fine, but try to invest in some new clothes that fit you well and embrace your postpartum body.
Once you learn how to love your body as it is, you will become more positive, and this will be great for you and your new baby. Buy new clothes and then work your way towards your body goals. This will make you feel much better about yourself. You can focus on the destination and still enjoy the journey!
Clear Your Wardrobe And Give Yourself A New Look
Your old wardrobe will have clothes that you might not be able to wear right now. Staring at them will do you no good. So, declutter your wardrobe and create a new look. You don’t need your maternity clothes anymore, but you also can’t bounce back into your pre-pregnancy outfits.
So, shop for more comfortable and stylish clothes that can give you a new look. Only keep the outfits that not only fit you perfectly but also help you feel beautiful. In the words of Marie Kondo – “If it doesn’t ‘spark joy’, get rid of it.”
Know Your Priorities
In the midst of all the changes, remember that the important thing is to take care of your baby. Rediscovering yourself also includes how you tackle your new life – as a mother. If you are not breastfeeding, do proper research before you choose a baby formula. There are lots of complications going on in this regard. The biggest example can be seen in the Enfamil Lawsuit.
Enfamil baby formula and several other baby formulas have been linked to NEC (Necrotizing Enterocolitis). It occurs when tissue in a baby’s intestine becomes inflamed and starts deteriorating. It can lead to serious complications in a baby, including sepsis, abdominal pain, malnutrition, perforation of the intestine, and even death.
According to TorHoerman Law, anyone whose child developed NEC after consuming Enfamil baby formula could be eligible to file a claim in the Enfamil lawsuit. This case is still ongoing, and several families are filing claims for compensation.
Taking care of your new child should be your priority. While managing your life, body, and work, you can miss out on tiny details. However, these little mistakes can cause huge damage – which is not worth the risk!
Don’t Feel Guilty About Spending Money
You and your new baby deserve all the care and love in the world. So, don’t feel guilty about spending a few bucks on new clothes. They are not just outfits, they represent you as a person. With so much change and new responsibilities, you need to give yourself a break. If you look beautiful, you will feel better.
Thereby, you’ll be able to be kind to yourself and be the best mom for your new baby. How we dress is connected with issues of self-worth and body confidence. You don’t have to spend a fortune to look amazing, but whatever you spend, be proud of it.
Confidence Is A Must
You don’t have to follow any guidelines. Having a practical wardrobe doesn’t mean you have to be generic or boring. Outfits are a great way to show your personality, so experiment and have fun. Now that you are a mom dress with the confidence you want your child to have. If you’re on a tight budget, you can always add some of your picks to your birthday or Christmas wish list.
Becoming a mom changes you so much. Your priorities, perspective, and habits, everything seems to be going through a change. With all of this happening, it makes sense that it would also change your fashion sense. As a mom, while your priority must be your baby, it is also possible to rediscover your style and become a better version of yourself. After all, when you are healthy and happy, you will be able to tackle all the new responsibilities like a pro.