Congratulations on welcoming your new bundle of joy home! I am sure that, once they are familiar with their new surroundings, you will be able to feel more at ease around your little one. But, there are also additional steps that you should take as a precautionary tale. Think of it as having advance tips before you bring your newborn home.
Get Your Big Ticket Items Early!
As soon as you know that you are expecting, most ladies have a solid 6-9 months to plan, organize and to have their things ready. Usually, it is the latter time frame. But, as soon as you can possibly think of, start out with getting the big ticket items first. The crib, Change table, Diapers, Formula and bottles. The clothes will be able to wait until closer to the end of the pregnancy.
Baby Proofing Can Start Early!
Once you have those main items done, you should start thinking about getting latches to lock all your lower leveled cupboards and plugs for your plug in sockets. That may take a small amount of time and effort to do, but the sooner you have that done, then there is one less thing to worry about having your newborn get into that may cause them harm.
Get As Much Rest As You Can!
Whether you want to or not, you will need to get as much sleep as you can while you are carrying and for the next month or so after. Even if you don’t think you’ll get a whole lot after, you should try to sleep for a small amount of time while your little one does. Or, try going for a relaxing bath. They will be full of energy later.
Prepare the night before!
There will be times where you will have lots to do during the day. So, the best thing to do is to prepare as much as you can the night before. I won’t say to go overboard and plan the whole day’s wardrobe, but ensure that you will have enough formula for the following day or all the laundry done. As it is, you will be more than likely going through at least three to four outfits a day with your newborn.
It is always a wise idea to actually find out the sex of your baby when you are able to. This way, you will be able to coordinate a room that won’t be girly for a boy. Or, if you really want it to be a surprise to you as well, then be sure to pick out unisex things. Usually browns, greens, yellow and blues would be the ideal colors for unisex items. After all, everything can get properly genderized at a later time.
It is always nice to get the bigger things that you know you will need first. For some of the items, you will want to really stock up on. Not to mention that the safety of your child should also be top priority! If you follow this five tips you should be able to survive as a new parents. Hundreds are new parents have survived before you.