Once the baby is home, you’ll want to just sit and hold him forever. Unfortunately, reality gets in the way, and you sometimes must put the baby down… to shower, cook dinner, do a load of laundry or simply let him enjoy his world. At these times, the baby industry comes to your rescue with a number of options.
Youâ€™ve looked at the 98 page baby registry provided by the baby store, and your head is spinning. Just how much of this stuff do you really need, and which of the 105 varieties of each do you buy?
Most baby books will tell you about the must-haves for a new baby, but first-time parents may greatly benefit from gear that may not be essential, but will certainly make life easier. The following article offers a few suggestions worthy of consideration.
Things To Stock Up On For A Baby
The single most important item that you’ll need to stock up on before bringing baby home is diapers. That may seem obvious, but few new parents realize just how many diapers their little bundles of joy will go through in one day. A healthy baby may wet at least six times each day, although many babies wet as many as eight to ten times per day.
Preparing For Breastfeeding
Today, more and more women are choosing to breastfeed their babies. Breastfeeding, like pregnancy and childbirth, is a natural part of the life cycle and can be very beneficial to both mother and baby. Although breastfeeding is a natural act, some women still struggle in the first weeks of breastfeeding. Getting the support and education you need before breastfeeding will be very helpful in preventing or solving any problems that may arise.
Many times new mothers fail at breastfeeding because everyone around them makes it seem so complicated.
What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag
The hospital bag is usually something that is over-packed or under-packed. Most people either bring way too much, or they find themselves wishing they had packed a few extra things. This is a simple list of the basic necessities youâ€™ll want with you during labor.
Beginner’s Guide To Freezing Meals During Pregnancy
Whether you are going to be a first-time mom, or if this is your second or third time around the track, itâ€™s easy to worry about how you are going to cope with caring for the new baby and the rest of your life at the same time. Weâ€™ve all heard stories of moms who havenâ€™t taken showers in days and eat take-out for every meal in those harried first weeks (or months) of motherhood. While you canâ€™t prepare for every single aspect of being a new mom, there are some preparations you can make to ease your stress. One of the best ways to prepare is to have a nice stock of freezer meals.
Tips For Choosing a Baby Name
An expectant couple has a lot to consider, and naming the little bundle of joy is among the most important. Choosing a name for your child has lifelong effects and should be carefully considered.
The Benefits of Childbirth Classes
Although the choice to take childbirth classes is a personal decision you will have to make for yourself, childbirth classes can be very beneficial especially for first time parents. Besides teaching breathing and relaxation techniques, these classes are very informative and educational. It is a great way for expectant parents to have their questions answered, their concerns addressed and to learn about available resources to assist them even after the baby is born.