We hope that you’ve had a great Christmas and a happy new year. Once again as January comes around we often find ourselves thinking about our resolutions for the coming year. However as a new mum you might find that your aims and ambitions have changed somewhat and, instead of planning trips to the gym or discovering a new hobby, your resolution for 2017 might be to simply get a full night’s sleep! We know how tiring motherhood can be so we’ve put together 5 new year’s resolution suggestions for new mums which are based on helping you to relax and enjoy your little one.
Get Organised An organised mum is a happy mum. No more racing around trying to find the baby wipes, running out of clean babygrows or getting to appointments 10 minutes too late. Getting everything in order means that you’ll have more time to spend with your little one and it will help you feel more in control of your daily life. A family wall planner can be a great idea so you can all keep track of where you need to be and when so why not invest in a stylish chalkboard where you can write everything down. Great storage solutions are also a brilliant way to feel on top of things and our Tidy Books Baby Buddy shelves are the ideal way to make sure everything is exactly where you need it – when you need it! Take Time To Relax As a new mum you’re probably too busy rushing around looking after everyone else’s needs to think about yourself, but we think that you should resolve to take more time for you. If you feel stressed and tired it’s all too easy for life to get on top of you and you won’t be able to make the most of the precious early years. Just taking an hour out of every day for some me time can be great for your mind and body. Why not treat yourself to one of our luxurious range of nursing chairs so that you can curl up and relax with that book you keep meaning to read. Or you might choose to chill out in the tub by running a warm bubble bath – and don’t forget to add some lovely hair products from Original Sprout too as you can get 30% off with the code C&C1. Recharging your batteries like this will make you happier and healthier in 2017. Get Away From It All Pressures of family and work can all seem too much sometimes so why not plan to get away from it all even if just for a few days. It can feel daunting going away with a little one as there’s so much to think about and plan for. However the good news is that there are some fabulous resorts which will look after both mums and babies. The brilliant Baby Friendly Boltholes brings together a range of child friendly holidays so that you know all the family will enjoy themselves. What’s more you can get £50 off if you use the code BFBCCSS14 – so make a resolution to book today and you could be sunning yourself on a beach or cuddled around a cosy cottage fire in no time! Love How You Look Pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding can bring many changes to your body and lots of women can lose confidence in themselves. However we think you look amazing and having a baby is a pretty fantastic thing for your body to have achieved – so make a resolution to love how you look. Make the decision to treat yourself to a facial or manicure or you could even be brave and try out a new hairstyle! And there are also lots of stunning clothes out there for pregnancy and for breastfeeding mums. Companies such as Nine in the Mirror have a gorgeous range of clothes for every stage of being a mum and you can also get 20% off your order with our code CUSTARD20 – so you can indulge in a new wardrobe for the new year. Give Your Home A Makeover A new year can be the ideal time for taking a look at your home and making some changes to the design or style of your little one’s room. Whether you just want to revamp their bedroom with a few small changes, or if you are planning on turning a rarely used room into a brand new playroom we have so many great products that can help. Our range of wall stickers provide a quick and easy update to any child’s room and our bright and engaging bookshelves are perfect for a playroom. We have a wide range of furniture that will work with any design theme so why not take a look on our site today and get planning that re-vamp! We think that our top 5 resolutions for new mums are the perfect way to start the new year. We’d love to know how you got on or if you have any other ideas for your 2017 resolutions.