While waiting can be tough, be grateful for all nine months (which is actually ten months, btw) you have before your newborn arrives because you’re going to need every minute of it to get your home ready for the little one’s arrival.
Not only will you need to focus on creating a warm and inviting nursery, you’ll also need to focus on getting the essential products that will keep your baby clean, healthy, and happy. For example, baby products with tear free ingredients and without all those harsh chemicals will help you have confidence in caring for your new bundle and will keep him safe from painful or irritating episodes.
Create a To Do List
One of the best ways to prepare for your new baby’s arrival is to make a comprehensive to-do list. That way, you can organize your activities and check them off as you go along. It will make things a lot less chaotic, and it will ensure that you get the most important things done. Here are some important things that should go on your list:
- If you don’t plan to breastfeed, stock up on baby formula.
- Purchase enough diapers to get you through the first month or two (six to eight a day!).
- Wash all baby blankets and clothes in safe, hypoallergenic baby detergent.
- Purchase a variety of baby products, including shampoo with tear free ingredients.
- Buy a NEW car seat so that you can safely transport your baby from the hospital.
- Clean your home from top to bottom, but make sure you use baby-safe cleaning products.
Completing all of these tasks is going to better prepare you for your baby’s arrival. You’ll have more time to spend in these first, precious days to cuddle and get to know your infant.
Make Sure to Take Care of Yourself
When preparing to bring your baby home on the first day, don’t forget to stock up on necessities that will keep mommy and daddy going as well. You may be so exciting about sharing a new experience with your infant that you forget to buy essential things such as groceries. You should try to double up the meals you prepare during your last trimester and put some of them away in the freezer. It’s a good idea to have at least two full weeks of meals in the house so that you can keep up your energy levels and have some extra time to spend with your baby.
Your baby’s first few days at home will be the opportune time for you to create a special bond. Take care of your baby by getting some baby products and spend some quality time together. Share your favorite part of your baby’s first day with us on Facebook!