Staying home in current times can be a challenging adjustment for many parents who are used to being out and about. For many, this means staying on top of the same usual duties, while being stuck in the same place. In turn, parents are likely not to have alone time when the kids are usually at daycare or school. So to ensure parents can juggle all of these responsibilities under the same roof, Tommee Tippee and WOTBaby have provided some helpful advice to parent on.

1.     Cherish this alone time with your family. Particularly with newborns, try to relax and use this as real bonding time, establishing your feeding pattern, getting to know your little one and adapting to your new ‘normal’. You have no schedule to worry about; concentrate on yourself and your little family.

2.     Keeping in touch with your support systems – family, friends and mothers’ groups  – is more important than ever, but you need to be more creative. Zoom and Skype are great for scheduling group video calls.

3.     Don’t be afraid to reach out to experts during this time. There is still lots of help available via midwives, lactation consultants, sleep consultants and parenting support services such as WOTBaby.

4.     Now is the perfect time for sleep training or to implement a routine for your little ones if that’s something you want to do to help you feel in control and happier. If not, that’s absolutely okay too. Remember that you are your baby’s teacher, and you know best.

5.     Babies and toddlers pick up on change of routine too, but as long as they feel loved, that’s all that matters. All of the craziness on the outside world doesn’t matter to them.

6.     With toddlers, don’t be too hard on yourself about not giving them the traditional ‘playtime’ they’re used to, like park ventures and playdates. They really won’t remember much about this time at all.

7.     Self-care is more important now than ever. You need to look after yourself so you can look after your family – even if this is just finding 10 minutes to lay peacefully beside your little one as they play, taking deep breaths and practicing some meditation.

8.     Remember, parenting during a global pandemic is a first for all of us. There are no rules. You need to do what works for you.

Vanessa Gonzalez, Tommee Tippee Marketing Manager, commented:
“As a brand, we’re committed to supporting the journey into parenthood, and we know it might feel more overwhelming than usual at the moment. That’s why we’ve put together a hub of resources to keep parents-to-be and new parents healthy, happy, mindful and busy. We hope we can help pregnant mums, parents of newborns or anyone trying to manage toddlers to feel supported as we get through this challenging time together.”

The full range of resources to further support parenting at home is accessible via the following link:


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