With any luck you will have been given some gifts for your new arrival, perhaps some lovely organic sleepsuits and other clothes, soft towels and bath things and soft toys. In all the excitement and rush of the birth, coming home and the visitors, you will probably find that after a few weeks you still have your lovely gifts put down just anywhere, and once you are getting your new baby into a routine, you will want to get everything sorted out.
The first thing to remember is that you can’t fit more than 24 hours into the day, so don’t try to be superhuman, you will only end up even more tired. You will be spending most of your time simply looking after your new baby – it’s almost impossible before the baby arrives to believe how much time they take up.
So try to set aside some short periods of time to get your baby gifts sorted out. The things that you had already bought before the birth you probably have organised, so now it’s a case of fitting in the new gifts that were given. Don’t try to get the whole lot done at once – if it’s been sitting on the top of the chest of drawers for a couple of weeks another day or so won’t hurt it – just do 10 minutes at a time and note for yourself which bit you plan to tackle tomorrow, it’s surprising how much you can get done this way.