Hello new mammies! Please don't worry you have about nine months to prepare before the baby ot babies are finally born. You will surely be busy just before the big moment and much busier when baby arrives, so be sure to prepare and organize everything in advance.
We have prepared a list of most essential things to do before due:
Take a class for new parents
First time parents are often unprepared to undergo childbirth and everything else that comes with taking care of a newborn baby. Family and friends will offer a lot of advice and opinions, but it may be helpful to take prenatal classes as well as parenting lessons to help you learn more about childbirth and baby care. These are more reliable sources of knowledge, which can empower you to make informed decisions during the process of parenting.
Start packing your bag
No one can predict the exact date when labor will begin, so to avoid panic, pack a bag that will carry the things you need to bring to the hospital. A small overnight bag with your pajamas, slippers, robe, and other essential items must be ready when you begin to go into labor. Alternatively, you can make a list of items to bring and grab them when the time comes.
Get ready a car seat
A car seat is an essential baby gear, whether you are driving your own car or riding a taxi home. Most hospitals require that you install a car seat before letting the baby leave. Practice installing a car seat correctly before giving birth to become familiar with the process.
Get known how to feed the baby
It is best to learn about feeding the baby even before she arrives. Read about breastfeeding to know more about the advantages of feeding your baby naturally. Although it is quite challenging, breastfeeding is best for babies. It will also be helpful to familiarize yourself about using a breast pump.
Get ready baby's bed and room where the baby will sleep
Babies really do not need much gear, but it is essential to have a comfortable sleeping place, such as a crib or bassinet that is safe and warm. So before you think about getting him a bouncy swing set, make sure his sleep area is ready for the day he comes home.
Cook in advance
Buying food from the supermarket and preparing them when the baby arrives may not be a practical chore to do. Instead, prepare meals ahead and keep them in the freezer, so you can eat them during the first few days after childbirth. Make sure to stock up on staples that won't spoil, such as lasagna and casseroles.
Have some fun
It may take a long time before you can find some fun and relaxation when the baby comes. So try to enjoy yourself while you have the energy and the time before giving birth. Go out with fiends, have a date with your husband or visit some nice place by car.