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9 Things you MUST do Before Baby Comes 1. Stock Up.. After the baby comes you won’t want to put on clothes let alone drag a baby grocery shopping in the 2. Prep Baby’s Stuff.. Not only do you want to have plenty of diapers, wipes, formula, etc. on hand, but you will want 3. 25 Things to Do Before Your Baby is Born 1. Pick a birth announcemen t If you live far from family and friends, or if you just want to show off your perfect new baby (who doesn’t want that?), a birth announcement is a great way to introduce your newborn.
Pre-Wash Baby’s Clothes & Bedding. You don’t necessarily have to do this, but some people might be into it. Having the peace of mind in knowing that your baby’s not going to have any reactions due to sensitive skin. You might want to get some baby laundry detergent to use, too.
Guess what, it’s actually kind of fun to wash and fold baby’s tiny little clothes!My checklist: 12 things to do before the baby arrives! Get baby clothes out, washed with Dreft laundry detergent, and put away nicely and neatly (it may be the only time they are organized!). And don’t forget receiving blankets, baby bibs, changing table covers and so on!
Before baby #2 comes, it might be a good idea to go through all of the baby essentials that you already have and make sure they still work properly. Swings, bouncers, sound machines and other battery operated baby supplies may need fresh batteries too. A planner for a sane (and fun!) third trimester: your last hurrah list, smart maternity-leave strategies, and crucial conversations to have with your partner before Birth Day. Have your house cleaned In a BabyCenter survey, a third of moms said they wished they had had their house cleaned before their baby’s arrival.
Consider hiring a housecleaner or asking a friend or family member to tackle this task, maybe while you’re at the hospital or birth center. Nursing pillow. Nursing bras (if buying before baby is born, buy one cup size larger than your pregnant bra size) Breast pads (disposable or washable) Lotion for sore nipples. If you are formula feeding: Lots of bibs. Burp cloths.
Bottle and nipple brush. Breast pump and pump parts. Even if you decide to nurse exclusively, buying or renting a pump gives you an option to hand the baby to someone else to feed. Pumping, especially in the first few days, also helps stimulate production and increase milk supply.
In between building your registry, getting your nursery ready, and all of the other to-dos that come with having a baby, one of the most important things that often gets pushed to the side is sitting down and talking with your partner about the life change that is about to unfold and prepping for the impact it’ll have on your relationship.
List of related literature:
|from Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy For Dummies|
|from Pregnancy Journal, 3rd Edition (ebook) *OP*: A Day-to-Day Guide to a Healthy and Happy Pregnancy|
|from Wong’s Essentials of Pediatric Nursing: Second South Asian Edition|
|from Mama Glow|
|from Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide|
|from The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth|
|from Living Vegan For Dummies|
|from Maternal & Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing & Childrearing Family|
|from Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children Multimedia Enhanced Version|
|from Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 9th Edition|