Tip : Make time for yourselves

Posted by Matt

17th May 2009

Being a new parent sucks up time. Whether it be feeding, preparing for feeds, changing nappies, dealing with baby sick or any of the more enjoyable things like watching the baby bat a pair of plastic keys in a play gym, it eats your spare moments.

With working during the day and erratic sleeping patterns for you both at night, you may end up with brief windows to actually talk properly to your partner about something other than the quality of the baby's last poo or how little sleep you got last night.

So one thing we've found useful is designating a particular "date night" where, no matter what, once baby is asleep we will make time to have some nice food, a long chat, a drink and be together.

It's a simple thing, but nailing it to a specific night and saying "it will happen come what may", is worth doing.

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