The Ergonomics of Postpartum Recovery: Creating an accessible space.

Recovery! This is the operative word here. It is the 4th trimester after all, so giving yourself some grace throughout the early stages of recovery will help you tremendously. I will spend the next couple of weeks offering ways to help ease through your postpartum recovery. There are little things you can do around the house in order to make caring for both mother and baby more accessible.

Consider the layout of your home. Where will baby be sleeping? The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends baby sleep in parents room for a full year. Where is your bed located in relation to baby’s needs. Diaper changes, sleeping area, nursing area. Maybe baby has a room upstairs and parent’s downstairs. Consider setting up changing stations around the home with a blanket/changing mat, and a little caddy with salves/wipes/diapers/hand sanitizer. In short, put things in arms reach. You will need to conserve your energy.

Below are some examples of products you can utilize in building a newborn savvy home. Next week I will be posting about Nursing support, and building your nursing stations.

 

 Here are a few examples of a diaper caddies and changing mats, to build changing stations all over your home.

Here are a few examples of a diaper caddies and changing mats, to build changing stations all over your home.

 A few examples of co-sleepers you can take in bed with you and your partner. This allows for baby to be close, but also garuntees safety perameters for baby to sleep in. 

A few examples of co-sleepers you can take in bed with you and your partner. This allows for baby to be close, but also garuntees safety perameters for baby to sleep in. 

 These are also co-sleepers on a larger scale that will cater to a lengthy co-sleeping relationship.

These are also co-sleepers on a larger scale that will cater to a lengthy co-sleeping relationship.