There just never seem to be enough hours in the day – especially as a new parent! You want to spend as much time as possible with your little bundle of joy, but it seems like there is so much work to be done!
You may be struggling to balance late-night feedings, early morning diaper changes, piles of laundry that seem to multiply on their own, and time spent with family and friends – let alone work, house cleaning, and many other routine aspects of life.
What’s a busy mom to do?
Don’t worry – Baby Brezza is here to help! Here are some of our top tips to save time (and sanity) as a new parent.
Tip #1: Lighten Your Laundry Load
Before baby, you may have sorted everything into color-coordinated piles that would impress Crayola. Now, however, you have so many tiny onesies piling up that the laundry situation seems hopeless.
Forget your days of meticulous color-matching, and start washing things in cold water. Because you won’t need to be as particular about sorting, you will save tons of time and can group together more items, which results in less loads, another timesaver.
Tip #2: Schedule Errands with Purpose
You might start to feel a little trapped in your own house, thanks to the many schedule demands of a new baby. When you do get out, your mind might feel like mush as you try to make sense of which errands need to get done and the best route to go.
Plan your errands with purpose. Make a list at the start of the week and figure out which stores you need to visit for what, and the most efficient order to visit each one. You might have been driving to these local stops for years, but writing down each place with a list of what to get will be a lifesaver for your tired brain.
Then, pick a day to run your errands. If necessary, ask a friend or family member to join you for help with the baby or to be an extra set of hands during grocery shopping.
Tip #3: Use the Right Tools in the Kitchen
When it comes to bottle prep or making homemade baby food, there are numerous ways that you can save time as a new mom.
For babies that are formula-fed, a real timesaver is a bottle-maker like the Formula Pro. Instead of waiting for water to heat, testing the temperature, measuring formula, then shaking or stirring to the proper consistency, this one machine does it all with the press of a button.
The water tank and formula dispenser will hold enough to make 20 8-ounce bottles and the machine only takes 30 seconds or less to complete the task. We especially love this convenience during 3 a.m. feedings or if you have multiples! Having twins or triplets means that there are two or three times the bottles to be made - making this tool a real lifesaver.
If you’re making homemade baby food, then investing in a one-step baby food maker that automatically blends after steaming is another kitchen timesaver. Instead of having to steam baby’s food then transfer it to a blender, do everything in one appliance – automatically.
Simply put the food into the baby food maker, choose your settings, then let the appliance go to work while you tackle other tasks. Once the machine is finished, pour the food into pouches for later, clean the dishwasher-safe bowl, and meal prep for baby is done!
Tip #4: Make Cleaning Quick and Convenient
As a new mom, you probably are looking for the easiest ways to keep everything clean and tidy around the house. Make routine tasks faster by keeping wipes and sprays in convenient spots for quick clean-up. A bottle of cleaner and a roll of paper towel under each sink is perfect for touch-ups. A sweeper with cleaning cloths is a good way to keep floors clean in-between vacuum sessions.
In the kitchen, you may start to feel like you’re cleaning and sanitizing baby bottles ALL the time. Make the task simpler with a bottle sterilizer and dryer in one. This handy device can sterilize bottles, removing up to 99.9% of bacteria. Add an optional drying cycle to have clean, dry bottles ready for baby’s next feeding. The best part? The sanitation process only takes 8 minutes and bottles stay sterile for up to 24 hours in the un-opened container.
Tip #5: Let the Small Stuff Go!
The truth is that there will always be one more task or to-do item on your list. But your baby’s first few weeks, months, and years of life will go by so fast. Don’t let the small stuff distract you from baby’s big moments.
Baby Brezza is here to help make the ordinary tasks easier, so you can enjoy the special moments longer. Keep these five tips in mind and you’ll find that life with baby will become easier, though it might not ever get less busy!