Being a new mom is not easy, what with a body tired from engineering and manufacturing a tiny human, but then that human does not want to sleep, nor let sleep!
After delivery, my malishwali ammaji was adamant on giving me an hour and half long massage and bath, and the moment I came back to just lay down baby V would be up and demanding! Oh God! Luckily, some tips I picked up from the countless suggestions by the endless 'well meaning' relatives and neighbours and other 'accidental discoveries' worked to my advantage. Here, I am sharing them with you:
Now, what if you have already got a baby used to rocking and motions? Start changing the habit one thing at a time. For e.g. Stop putting in the cradle (if baby is used to that), instead alternate between rocks in arms and stopping motion. In this way, reduce motion, then use pillow on lap and so on. Do not be hesitant to ask someone to take care of the baby once in a while, if help is available. If you are too tired to sing, you could also play recorded lullabies, or white noise which can be downloaded as apps, although nothing can replace mamma's sweet voice!
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