Expecting or recently had a baby? I bet you are completely overwhelmed with all of the advice and tips you are getting right?
We are expecting baby number four in a couple of months and alrady the tips are flooding in. This is our first boy after three girls so a lot of the advice we are getting is about caring for a boy. Yes, I am totally freaking out because I have no idea what I am going to do with a baby boy but I am excited and so is my entire family!
But there is some simple tips that I highly recommend to any new or expecting parent.
Take the Help After the Baby is Born – yes I know we all think we are super mom, but seriously if someone is offering to come over to help make dinner, do your laundry or even dust the furniture say YES! I really wish I had some extra hands to help me with the million of chores I still had to do after my third baby’s birth. It would have been nice to have had a meal prepared for my older kids while I recovered. So, if you have friends and family offering to come help say yes and tell them the things you could use some help with.
Do Something You Really Like When Your Baby Is Sleeping- I know everyone tells moms to sleep when the baby is sleeping but seriously who does that? We have a million of things to do every day and when the baby finally sleeps it’s like you want to get everything done right then and there. But I say do something for yourself that you have been wanting to do! Like take a nice warm bath. I would sneak into the bath (and still do) when the baby was sleeping to read a book. Even if I only got twenty minutes to myself a new mom needs that time (Dad if you’re reading this take note).
Stock up on Baby Essentials – The first few months of a baby’s life flies by in a blink of an eye and while you are creating a baby registry some new parents forget about a few must have items. Like the Closer to Nature Manuel Breast Pump. This pump is discreet and easy to use. Also, we love the Easy Scoop Feeding Bowls and Feeding Spoons. The bowls and spoons are perfect for when you introduce solids to your baby.
Enjoy Every Moment – When I say those first few months fly by I mean it. Keep a camera handy to capture all of those special moments with your baby and older kids if you have them. Take photos of them reaching milestones and learning new things. Be sure to record their milestones in a baby book too! When your baby gets older he will love reading about what he did and seeing photos as he grew.