Ask any mum of more than one what they struggle with when it comes to parenting and apart from lack of sleep, they find it a challenge sometimes to spend separate and equal time with all of their kids. Time spent bonding together one-on-one is so important to your child’s development, but when you have a new born in the house it can feel like this tiny person has taken over everything.
Why is it so important to have one on one time with your children?
You want to foster a nurturing relationship with each of your children, and quite often the best time to bond together and develop meaningful memories is during one on one time. Your children will all be unique, with different personalities, interests, hobbies and quirks, and you won’t want to miss out on any of these by having to sacrifice time together. It’s also important for your child to spend separate time with both mum and dad as well as together as a family, as your child learns different things from each of you – so it’s not ideal if you’re dealing with the baby all the time leaving your partner to bond with your other little ones.
How can the Babocush help you create more time to spend with your family?
When your new born won’t settle, or cries from colic or reflux keeping you (and everyone else) up at night, you need a solution fast. This is part of the inspiration that led to the creation of the Babocush. Having a new born in the house that won’t settle outside of being held by you can be very limiting in terms of what else you can get done during the day – from cooking, cleaning, eating and generally living your life. The Babocush can help as it has been proven time and time again to help settle fussy babies, and it does this in a number of ways:
- Reduces crying from colic and reflux
- Helps to settle babies and make them less fussy
- Has a gentle vibration and mimics a heartbeat to soothe your baby without holding them
The result? Time to spend with your other children, whether that’s curling up on the sofa together to watch a movie, bake something in the kitchen, or play on the swing in the garden. The Babocush is easily portable, so you can take it with you wherever you go and it just means that you can be hands free for a short time.
As a long term solution so that your toddler (or other older children) don’t feel like they are being neglected in favour of the new arrival, it’s a good idea to invite them to help you with little things associated with the baby – like helping you feed them so that they feel needed, or picking a story that they want to read to the baby together.
Have you found it a struggle to spend time with your other family members since you had your baby? Tell us about your experiences and share your stories with us – we love to hear from you.