Support for New Moms – Show that You Care

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for JOHNSON’s Baby. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

 

 

Last week, one of the moms at my daughters’ school asked me if it was difficult going from two children to three. She and her husband are considering having a third child and are concerned about it being much harder than they’re used to.

I was honest with her. For me, going from no kids to one was by far the hardest.

I struggled. A LOT.

I was always worried that I was doing something wrong and I just wasn’t confident at all in my mothering abilities. It seemed like everyone had an opinion about my parenting choices and I took their words to heart. It was a stressful time for me and I’m sure some of that stress changed how I interacted with my new baby.

And then one day a friend said something I still remember.

She told me that the most important thing I needed to do was love my baby and keep her fed, warm and comfortable. It didn’t matter if she didn’t have an established sleeping schedule or if my husband fed her formula some nights so I could get desperately needed sleep. I needed to give myself a break.

I loved my little girl and was a good mom and I needed to keep reminding myself of that.

 

Johnson's Baby Cares - Support for New Moms

 

It seems obvious; I know. It’s so simple that I should have thought of it myself, but I didn’t. I was so affected by sleep-deprivation, in-law opinions and the overwhelming love for my new baby that I’d forgotten to take some pride in how well I was actually doing.

So my husband and I made it through those first months with a new baby and eventually added a little sister and a little brother. And making the change from one baby to two and then again from two babies to three never was as hard as having the first.

But I have thought of my friend’s words countless times over the years. And I love how that simple message made my life easier.

So I love the new charitable campaign from JOHNSON’S®  Baby in conjunction with Save the Children® called JOHNSON’S®  Baby CARES. Created with the belief that every new mom should have access to essential resources to help develop parenting skills and strategies, the platform is helping build a strong foundation for babies by supporting their new moms. This year alone, The  JOHNSON’S®  Baby  CARES  program is working with over 10,000 parents, children and caregivers to help ensure a better future through early childhood education.

 

Johnson's Baby Cares - Support for New Moms

 

And with their “Care Cards”, JOHNSON’S®  Baby CARES has created a great way for us to share encouragement to new moms who are just starting their parenting journey. By sharing positive messages of encouragement and support, we can help new moms feel more confident and able in their new roles. Plus, for each card sent, liked or shared, JOHNSON’S®  Baby will donate $1 to Save the Children® to benefit early childhood education, up to $150,000.

So be sure to join us and send or share a wonderful “Care Card” showing your support. You’ll be making a new mom’s day and adding another $1 to benefit early childhood education!

 

 

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for JOHNSON’s Baby. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

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Comments

  1. Sandy VanHoey says:

    This is so great because when we are a new mom, it is one of the biggest challenges we face in life. I remember not knowing many things and thankfully, my mom lived around the corner from me and would come by or I could just call her and ask. Your friend was absolutely right in her words and I’m glad you realized that and was able to just relax and enjoy your children. 

  2. Kerry G. says:

    What a great idea! I have to agree with you, going from 0-1 was way harder and much more of an adjustment for me, than going from 1-2 or 2-3.

  3. tiffany dover says:

    This is so great! So many moms need to know that they are supported. Specially news ones!

  4. New moms need a lot of support. This is a great idea.

  5. Aubree Faunce says:

    Support is critical!!! I went from 4 kids to 6 (I had twins) they were in the NICU 7 weeks came home on oxygen and then when my partner returned to work I felt like I was gonna lose my mind!!! I never got any help I felt like I was drowning in babies the whole time and struggled severely with PPD and still have some major depression issues. But New mom’s need help, support and encouragement!!!

  6. Chelsea r says:

    Support for new moms is  a must. Offering to babysit so mom can get extra sleep, doing a little cleaning an cooking is a big help.

  7. Robin Wilson says:

    Having kids is hard work period.  But it is a labor of love and so worth it!  But I wish I would have had more support as a young mother.  This is so great ~ I try to pay it forward with the little things that I can now do to help.  Be it washing some dishes, doing some laundry, etc. for my friend who is a new mom.  Every little thing helps!

  8. New mom’s need lots of support and resources. I remember when I had my first, there was a lot to adjust and get used to. We have just recently went from 1 to 2 babies in our house and I do have to say it was a lot easier this time. I think this is wonderful!

  9. we4 moms all need a break sometimes , but we love being moms thank you for sharing