While I was doing my research for this post, I noticed that not alot of people focused on the new mothers in their "essential" posts. It is important that new mums - howbeit hard - should not forget themselves. In light of that, here are 3 things I think are essential for new mums;

  • A Snack Stash (Especially if you are breastfeeding): I found myself craving for different things when I started breastfeeding. No one told me that the craving won't end, it felt that I was losing weight fast at the beginning but I wanted to eat twice as much.
    I wanted all the junk food to stuff my face in. I later had a stash of go-to snacks to help with the fix
  • Breast Pads:
    Nothin as embarrassing as a leaking breast. I didn't have a clue how serious it could be but it is verrrry important that you have enough breast pads, especially if you choose to use the disposable ones. 

  • Solitude: Being sleep deprived, overwhelmed, tired and feeling like you can't take it any more  comes with the territory of becoming a new mum.

It's very important that you take a break and have some alone time, even if it's 30 mins to do whatever you want to do. I don't necessarily sleep when he sleeps. I take a long bath, do my nails, blog, write or just enjoy my own company in order for me to renew and refresh. At the end of the day, as much as I am doing everything for my baby, my baby also needs me to be in the right frame of mind. 

What do you think is essential for a new Mum?