What you need for your Newborn Baby
I’m just going to come out and say it. No one is really ready to welcome their child. It doesn’t matter how much reading you’ve done or what you’ve bought or how much time you’ve spent around babies. Nothing prepares you for the life-altering moment of becoming a mother. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t be ready with all the goods! After having three myself, here is my tried and true list of what you need for your newborn baby.
Of course there are the obvious things that you actually really NEED for your newborn baby. These are the essentials, the must-haves.
As a somewhat seasoned mother of newborns, I’ve found a few items that I’ve loved that have made the transition just a tad easier, and I would recommend them to anyone expecting a baby!
The thing all of these items have in common is that they free up your hands. It’s not a secret that newborns like to be held, yet most new mothers aren’t prepared for the reality of having a child in your arms, all. Day. Long. These items have been extremely helpful to me so that I either have somewhere to safely put my babies, or a way to keep them close, while still having use of my hands.
See my personal favourite brands and suggestions here.
This list is one of the most important. Postpartum can be rough, and transitioning into motherhood can be a bit of a shock. Taking care of mom’s physical and mental health is vital. I personally found these items helpful (and still do) as I navigate postpartum for the third time.
And of course, I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t add one last thing you need for your newborn baby: an amazing photographer to freeze the first moments – because believe me, you’ll blink and you’ll miss them.
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