Preparing for a new baby can seem so incredibly daunting, especially if you’re a new mom. The lists of things to do seem never ending, and it’s sometimes hard to know where to start. You’ll be preparing for little sleep, getting everything baby ready, and making sure you have all. the. things. With those vague statements, a new baby checklist might be the best place for you to start. It might just give you answers to some of the questions you have.
We are about 10 weeks away from meeting our new girl and I’m remembering how quickly those last few weeks of pregnancy can fly by. When all these overwhelming to-do lists roll through my mind I find it easier if I just start at one place first. And the one place I like to start is a new baby checklist.
So, I wanted to share my new baby checklist with you, in hopes that it would help you as much as it has helped me. It’s filled with things that I’m so glad I had for both my girls, and things I didn’t even think about needing. It’s perfect to have for a new mom, but also great for us moms who have been-through-it to review as well.
Let me know in the comments below if you have any more good ideas on new baby necessities. It’s always fun to see what other moms like to have around when they bring their new baby home.
It’s always nice to have everything you need right where you need it when you’re doing diaper changes. Especially when you have those “extra special diapers” that you have to clean up. Haha! You know what I’m talking about, and if you don’t, you will soon. Anyways, here are some of my must haves for diaper changes.
Bath time for your new baby might become your new favorite thing. I know with my girls they always loved a nice warm tub, which was nice, because we usually did them at night so it would set the tone for them to be ready for bed. These are all the things we like to use for bath time, but some of these things also include personal care items.
If you choose to nurse your baby there are a few things that you might really like to have on hand. While nursing can be tough, it can also be a really great experience for both you and your baby.
Formula feeding is another great way to feed your baby and get them all the calories they need to grow healthy and strong. Some bottles can be more expensive, but I’ve found that they tend to work the best so do your research and find the ones that will work best for you -I’ve linked the ones that I’ve found work best.
Some of our favorite kinds of sleepers are the nightgown type -I have them linked below. They don’t have zippers or buttons so you just pull the nightgown up when you have to change your baby. These are really nice at night especially because it’s one less thing you have to worry about when doing night changes.
Was there anything on my list that wasn’t on yours?! I hope this new baby checklist helps you feel more prepared and ready to welcome your baby home. Just remember, not every single one of these items is mandatory to have, but they are things that I’ve found to be helpful when I brought both my girls home from the hospital.
If you think I should add anything else to this list I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments.
Alyssa Dawson is a wife to a dentist, a mom to 2 girls, and a lover of anything chocolate. She loves to crochet, is an avid Office quoter, and loves spending time with her family.
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