How to Be a Single Mom With a Newborn
Journeying through motherhood as a single mom can be one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences. Every hurdle, every sleepless night, and every little triumph builds an extraordinary bond between you and your little one. Remember, you have the strength and resilience to handle it all, and the joy of parenthood makes it all worthwhile.
While every parenting path is unique, there are certain tools and strategies that can make the day-to-day journey smoother. That's where Tushbaby comes in—we create baby products that prioritize both safety and functionality, understanding the diverse needs of every mother. From our popular hip seat carrier to versatile accessories, we've got you covered, ensuring you're well-equipped and ready for anything.
Babywearing, in particular, can be a game-changer, allowing you to keep your baby close and secure while maintaining hands-free mobility. Our Tushbaby hip seat carrier offers convenience and adaptability for today's dynamic moms.
Keep reading for valuable insights and actionable tips to help single moms navigate the incredible world of newborn care.
Tips for a Single Mom and Raising a Baby
Table of Contents
- #1. Stock up on baby supplies
- #2. Line up help in advance
- #3. Get help from other mom friends
- #4. Look into childcare options
- #5. Wear your baby
- #6. Take breaks!
- #7. Go easy on yourself
- #8. Stick to a routine
#1. Stock up on baby supplies
Planning ahead is key as a single mom. While you may hesitate to overstock, keeping extra supplies handy can help you be more prepared and less stressed. Instead of thinking about your weekly supply of necessities, think about the next few weeks. As you learn more about life with a baby, you’ll get a better feel for how much and what products you use most often. Shopping in bulk can also help you save money.
#2. Line up help in advance
Remember, it’s okay to ask for help. When you do, you’ll learn that others are more than happy to step in. By organizing assistance ahead of time, you can proactively manage stress and avoid feeling overwhelmed. Your well-being is paramount, so make self-care a priority.
Help can come in many forms: friends, family, babysitters, or even taking turns with childcare for fellow mom friends can be a great way to get a break (without breaking the bank). And with Tushbaby’s Waistband Extender, any caregiver can comfortably and safely wear the baby. This adaptable accessory fits waists of all sizes, ensuring that everyone supporting you and your baby does so with the utmost comfort.
#3. Get help from other mom friends
As we mentioned earlier, finding mom friends in a similar situation can open up a huge support system. Not only can they be a valuable set of ears, but you can support each other in childcare or with other mom missions. Take turns watching each other’s babies or going to the store. To connect with other moms, you can leverage social media or say hello to the neighbor you’ve seen at the park.
#4. Look into childcare options
Childcare can be expensive, but it will likely be necessary at some point. When it comes to childcare, you’ll want to find a trusted party to leave your baby with. Do your interviews, do your background checks, and ask your parent circle for recommendations.
Starting in small doses can help prepare you for the future when it’s time for longer stints of childcare. While you may be a mom now, you’re still you. Get the care you need for your baby so you can take the time to do the things you enjoy for your own mental health.
#5. Wear your baby
The ultimate baby hack: babywearing. Babies love to be held close and tight, and moms love to get things done. With so many carriers on the market, though, it can be confusing to know which one to choose.
Tushbaby is an ergonomic hip seat carrier that features four carrying positions, including a feeding position, and five storage pockets for personal items and baby gear. Recommended by pediatricians, chiropractors, physical therapists, orthopedists, pelvic floor therapists, and spine surgeons, Tushbaby evenly distributes the baby’s weight across the wearer’s body and offers built-in lumbar support for proper posture. With an easy on-and-off, open-style design, you can effortlessly babywear your kid, stash your stuff, and save your back with Tushbaby.
#6. Take breaks!
Taking breaks is important with a baby. While you may feel the need to blast through your to-do list or piled-up work while your baby sleeps, it’s okay to choose to sit down and rest. Your baby requires plenty of attention, and you’ll need to be in a good spot mentally and physically to give them all they need and deserve.
#7. Go easy on yourself
Oftentimes, we’re our hardest critic. As a single mom with a newborn, it’s easy to feel like you’ve made a wrong turn somewhere. Rest assured, you’re exactly where you need to be. Focus on all that you can do, and all that you’re already doing, rather than all that you might feel is missing. Be kind to yourself.
#8. Stick to a routine
Establishing a routine can be hard with a baby. However, it can help you adjust to some kind of normalcy. Whether it be a daily or weekly routine, or some mix of the two, getting into a routine can help give you things to look forward to. It can also make the day-to-day more manageable.
Embracing motherhood as a single parent is a transformative journey full of challenges and beautiful moments, and tools like Tushbaby are here to support and simplify this adventure. Remember, with preparation, community, and self-care, you're more than equipped to thrive. You're doing an amazing job, and we stand by you every step of the way.
Single moms, we see you. Shop Tushbaby for support as you go through day-to-day life with a newborn!