From the moment you find out you have conceived that is the day that would forever change your life, whether you are a first time mom or a mother already. This is the day that you will forever have to make sure that you and the little one you are expecting is in good health and has everything they need before coming into this world.
Motherhood has its curve balls because you never know exactly what to do, even if you already experienced it at some point because every child is different. What maybe good for one may not be liked by the other, so it is a learning experience throughout your journey. To help you prepare for your little bundle of joy I have written a few tips to take:
- Invest in a travel system (you’re going to need it)
- Decide on baby sleeping arrangements
- Diapers, diapers, and more diapers
- Those nice outfits will come in handy
Invest In A Travel System (You’re Going To Need It)
Before bringing your baby home you’re definitely going to need a travel system because without a car seat your baby will not be able to leave the hospital, so instead of investing in just a car seat it’s better to get the entire package for the latter and save money. There should be no compromise when making a decision about choosing your baby car seat because safety comes first.
Decide on Baby Sleeping Arrangements
Deciding on where baby should sleep may sound easy to most people because they feel as if the baby would be okay sleeping next to them, but that is strongly discouraged by health advisors due to risks, so before bringing your baby home prepare a place for baby to sleep in their own bed whether it is in the same room with you or in their own nursery. It doesn’t have to be costly, but it should be a place that is sturdy and comfortable that baby will not complain and enjoy those cumffy nights alone.
Because your baby is so use to being warm and cuddled in mommy’s belly you have to make sure that baby still feels that way throughout the day and night so invest in nice comfortable blankets, we have these beautiful Baby Swaddlers that are very inexpensive; they’re not your usual swaddlers, but they will get the job done.
Don't Forget the Diapers
Although you will leave the hospital with diapers it is good to have your own at home because your baby is going to go through a numerous amount of diapers especially if you are that new mom, it’s going to take some time before you catch on and baby is not going to wait he/she is going to let it fly. You wouldn’t want to wake up without any diapers, that would be a catastrophe.
Don’t forget the wipes and make sure you have a place nearby the changing area to place the soiled diapers also get some rash cream just in case.
Those Nice Outfits Will Come in Handy
Baby clothes can be festive, but they also need to be comfortable for your baby. I wouldn’t suggest buying a lot of clothes in the beginning since the first few weeks you would be spending most of your time at home and newborns grow so fast. A few rompers, hats, and socks would do just fine for the time being, then later you can purchase more clothing as you see fit. Don’t forget to wash everything before your baby wears it because some items may have dyes that the baby may be allergic to.
Everything you need is available online nowadays, so to beat those long lines at your department store you can shop from the comfort of your own home. Enjoy your shopping and your little bundle of joy.