Tips For Stress-Free Parenting
Being a new parent can be exhausting and expensive. Fortunately, there are a few services out there that can help make things feel a little less hectic. Here are a few worth considering:
Childcare. If you’re going this route, it’s important to visit daycares to make sure they’re the right fit for your family. It’s also a good idea to get your name on waitlists as soon as possible. Since infant supervision ratios are higher, daycares often have fewer spots available, so you’ll need to move extra fast if you’re going back to work while your infant is still quite young.
Diaper pickup. This is worthy of consideration for anyone trying to minimize single-use plastic waste. Most diaper pickup companies handle delivery, pickup and washing to take a few chores off your list if you’re using reusable nappies.
Parent and tot programs. These are an amazing way to connect with other parents as well as your little one. Your municipality likely offers these at your local community centre or town hall, with topics ranging from bonding with newborns to healthy eating. You may even be surprised to hear that many are free.
Grocery subscriptions. This can be a great way to save some time and money. If you’re looking to help lighten those expensive baby bills, PC Insiders members get 20 per cent back in points on baby diapers, wipes and certain brands of baby food. Parents who are struggling through an unpredictable nap schedule can also enjoy free grocery pickup as part of this subscription.