If you’re close to the arrival of a bub, you might be anxious, nervous, and excited all at once. You’ve read the books, you’ve shopped for on trend baby clothes, and you’ve listened to the advice of countless women who have been through it all before. And yet, you still have no idea what to expect.
Relax, Mum. Here are 5 things you can do to prepare for the arrival of your baby. Just remember, the most important thing you can do is to enjoy them while they still fit into those tiny baby sized moccs. They’ll be into uggs before you know it.
1) Get the nursery ready. When the nursery is organised, you’ll feel more organised. Check the baby monitor, be sure electrical outlets are covered and be sure the smoke alarms are working all over the house. Get the crib ready for slumber. Have plenty of swaddles and wraps on hand for naps and sleep time comfort.
2) Stock up on nappies. If you think that you’re going to need a lot of nappies, it’s likely you’ll need even more than you think. You could go through 15 nappies a day, and several wipes, so be sure to have plenty on hand (and close at hand) for when you need them. Always have the diaper bag filled so you can grab it and go.
3) Fill the freezer (and pantry). You’re going to be very busy in those first few weeks of bub’s life. Make meals ahead of time and freeze them. Take an afternoon and do a big grocery shop. Stock up the pantry with non-perishables to make quick meals and nutritious snacks you can eat when you feel hungry.
4) Have the wardrobe ready. Round up all of the rompers, jumpsuits, and other on trend baby clothes, and make sure they’re clean and ready to wear. You’re going to need everything organised for grab-and-go adventures, or quick mess changes. When you know where everything is, you’ll stress less and appreciate more.
5) Stop stressing and take time for you. The most important thing you can do is to take good care of yourself. Ask for help so you can take a minute to breathe. Babies need their Mums to feel good so they can feel good. Remember, your body has been through a lot, so take time to relax and spend peaceful moments with your baby whenever you can.