Awaiting the arrival of a long-awaited family member is a time of anticipation, longing and maybe even a bit of nerves setting in. Coming home with a brand new little human being is a lifechanging moment, and if you have some extra time before the due date it can be a good idea to make a few preparations in advance. We’ve listed three easy tips that do wonders during the first weeks with a newborn.
HAVE MEALS PREPPED IN THE FREEZER
As cosy and magical as it is, life with a newborn can be a bit challenging. You won’t have the same time to cook and take care of yourself as before since the baby needs around the clock attention. Try to freeze portions of food before the baby arrives, and enjoy not having to think too much when you’ve just become a parent.
PLACE A BLINKIE IN YOUR BED
Your baby is brand new to this world when coming home for the first time. In the first couple of weeks the baby needs the feeling of home and security, and it can be clever to help your little treasure along. Place a Blinkie or blanket in your own bed some time before your baby’s arrival to make sure it smells like you and brings a feeling of safety for your newborn.
WASH THE BEDDING SETS
Little babies are so delicate, and their skin can be quite sensitive, so make sure you wash their bedding sets with perfume free laundry detergent before introducing your baby to sleep there. It will remove potential dirt and scent from the sheets, making them nice and kind towards you baby’s skin.
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