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How To Prepare For Having A Baby

Did you got the news of Having a baby? Great; It can be exciting and frightening the moments after you find out you’re having a baby and many soon-to-be parents get easily overwhelmed by all the preparations. Whether this is your first or fifth child it can be easy to overlook the smallest details when preparing for a new baby. These are some useful tips and suggestion to help you make sure you have all the necessities ready before your due date.

Having A Baby

Most important stuff you must know about having a baby

Wash Everything-

From the clothes you buy for your little one, to the bedding, to the entire house you will want have everything cleaned for your new baby. All clothes and bedding should be washed in a gentle detergent that is free from any harsh chemicals or ingredients. All toys, bottles, nursery/baby room furniture should be sanitized and disinfected. In the first few weeks your new baby will be highly susceptible to catching new germs and bacteria. It is important you do your best to limit the harmful bacteria that will come in contact with your baby.

 

Get Some Meals Cooked Ahead Of Time-

Having a baby is obviously going to take up a lot of your time and simple things like cooking dinner every night are just not going to happen. Make meals ahead of your due date and freeze them. When you hit those days were exhaustion takes over, you will not have to feel guilty about not making dinner. This gives you a healthy alternative to simply ordering take out or stopping for fast food somewhere.

 

Stock Up-

There is no such thing as “I think we have enough” when it comes to diapers. If you are using cloth or reusable diapers you will want to have plenty of these in stock as well. An organic and specially formulated detergent should also be stocked up on when you are having baby.

 

Prepare Your Hospital Bag-

Start preparing your hospital bag at about 34 weeks. Some things to include in your hospital bag:

  • Slip-On Slippers
  • Socks (at least two pairs)
  • Lip Balm
  • Snacks
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Accessories (ties, bands, clips, brush, comb, bobby pins)
  • Pillow
  • Relaxation Activities (book, tablet, computer)
  • Phone Charger
  • Birth Plan
  • Dressing Gown/ Light Robe
  • Clothes for the baby to go home in
  • Change of clothes for you

There are a number of other personal items you can choose to bring in your hospital bag, but these are the main essential items you will need when having baby.

 

Get Your Car Look At-

Whether it’s a new or old car you do not want to suddenly have car problems on your way to the hospital. You should plan on scheduling a check up on your car after you “just found out I’m pregnant”. Make sure there is plenty of gas in the tank leading up to your due date. Once the seat is properly installed in your vehicle, practice taking it in and out of the car as well.

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