Ultimate Guide to Taking Care of New Parents

Being a new parent is a roller coaster. It can be stressful, exciting, and frightening all at the same time. Whether you are a new parent to your first child or a new parent to your 5th…one thing never changes. You need help! Joined with over 25 other bloggers, I am here to share with you some ideas, tips and resources for taking care of new parents. I have looked high and low and tried to bring you a resource that you can use NOW and save for later. Hopefully, I have saved you the time of searching for these resources on your own.

Taking Care of New Parents


Taking Time For Mom

Let’s face it. Once you become a mom, all attention is put somewhere else. It’s hard to take care of yourself when you are up all night, changing diapers or feeding a tiny creature that is dependent on you. I can tell you from experience, one the most important gifts you can receive or give yourself as a new parent is “Me Time”. Hopefully, you can find some helpful ideas from exercise to determine if you are going through postpartum depression.

5 Things New Parents Really Need ~ BPhotoArt
Ways to Reset When Suffering From Postpartum Depression ~ Trust Me, I’m a Mom
How Do You Know If Its More Than Just Mommy Blues? ~ Lemon Lime Adventures
Ways to sneak in me-time when you have a new baby ~ Mom Favorites
Look Better Feel Better ~ Plain Vanilla Mom
5 Fast Ways to Refresh as a Mom ~ Peace but Not Quiet
Getting Through the First Months: 5 Golden Rules for New Parents ~ Let the Journey Begin
10 Post Baby Must-Haves That No One Talks About ~ Pink Oatmeal
5 Minute Exercise Routine with Baby – From A Physical Therapist  ~ Pink Oatmeal
Become a Happier Healthier Mom ~ Lemon Lime Adventures
Take Care of Yourself Kindness Challenge ~ Creative with Kids
The Best Parenting Advice Ever ~ Abundant Mama

Gift Ideas For New Parents

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Gifts can be so hard for new parents. You know the story… You call up a friend who has just had a baby and you say “what do you need?” “what can I bring you?” Only to get the same response we all get… “No. I’m fine. Don’t worry about me!” If you are like me, you still want so badly to spoil your friend with love and a wee bit of pampering. If that is the case, hopefully this list of gift ideas will help you think of something exciting.

Gift Ideas for Parents of a Newborn Baby ~ Powerful Mothering
Mother Blessing for Expecting Moms ~ All Done Monkey
Little Mommy Luxuries – Must Haves for Every New Mom ~ The Eyes of a Boy
Never Go Wrong With Fantastical Flowers – Conceiving Piper
Gift Ideas For Baby – Unique and Useful Pink Oatmeal
5 Gifts New Moms Really Want True Aim
5 Tech Tips for Surviving a New Baby ~ Let the Journey Begin
Free Homemade Printable Baby Book ~ Bare Feet on the Dashboard
Feeding New Parents Gift Bundle ~ Dwell on Joy

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Helping Hands

We ALL need help! In fact, I wish I could sign up for help now and Super B is turning one. My great hosts in this series have come up with an amazing list of resources from involving Dad to planning a meal rotation for your friends during a life changing event.

How to Plan a Meal Rotation for New Parents ~ Still Playing School
Hand the Baby Over to Dad: Fun Bonding Activities for Dads and Babies ~ The Jenny Evolution
How to be Supportive When Birth Doesn’t Go as Planned ~ The Realistic Mama
What is a Mother’s Helper and What to Look For ~ Lalymom
20 Ways Siblings Can Help with a New Baby ~ Still Playing School
Our Top Three Frugal Babysitting Solutions – Bare Feet on the Dashboard
Visitors After the Baby – 10 Tips ~ Pregnant Chicken

Frugal Tips for Parents

Starting a family or adding to the family can be super stressful on the pocket book. Don’t worry, though… with these great tips from my friends I am sure you will be well on your way to starting baby’s first year with a peaceful mind.

6 Tips for Getting Dinner on the Table After Having a Baby (or babies!) ~ The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide
Frugal Living: Our Tip Five Tips for Saving Money with a Baby ~ Bare Feet on the Dashboard
10 Things I’d Do Differently ~ Cloudy With a Chance of Wine

Taking Care of All Parents

So here’s the thing. Parenting a baby in the first year isn’t always picture book pretty. In fact, sometimes it can be downright hard. Whether you had a preemie, multiples or child with a disability, life can seem a little fuzzy. Then there’s scary topics many of us don’t want to talk about. You know the ones like divorce, single parenting, or even worse… something happening to your baby. My hope in including these resources from some dear friends and co-hosts in this series, is that we are able to reach someone in need of hearing that they are not alone.

5 Things You Need to Know About Preemies ~ True Aim Education
Parenting Multiples ~ Bambini Travel
When Being Strong is the Only Choice ~ Moments a Day
5 Tips to Being a Successful Single Parent ~ Momjunction
The Pros and Cons of a 4th Child ~ Something2offer
Letter to a New Mom ~ Kids Stuff World
Raising Children Through Separation or Divorce ~ Raising Playful Tots
Trisomy 13: 13 Babies, 13 Stories ~ Still Playing School
Stillbirth ~ Pregnant Chicken

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13 thoughts on “Ultimate Guide to Taking Care of New Parents”

  1. Thanks so much for linking to my post! This is a FABULOUS resource for new parents!!!

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      Thank you for having such a great post to include!

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  10. Parenting is not an easy thing to do and we need guide to do it completely. Really appreciate your effort so much!! Keep up with your work!

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