How to prepare for your baby’s arrival
If you think you have plenty of time for preparing for your baby’s arrival then you are mistaken. Bouts of nausea, lethargy, swollen feet and such conditions pertinent to pregnancy are usually enough to interrupt with you daily routine and chores. To top it off, if you are a working woman, you will find even less time for preparing for your baby’s arrival. So, start preparing your house, your family and yourself for your baby’s arrival as soon as you find out that you are pregnant.
Plan ahead and make lists
Planning ahead and making lists for all that you want accomplished before your baby is born is the first step. Make lists for what changes you need to make in your home like cleaning out a room to turn into a nursery and the essentials required to do it. Make separate lists for all you have to do at home before baby’s arrival, things you will need to take to the hospital with you, things you will need to buy and things you will require for your baby in the hospital. It goes without saying that you need to do a lot of stuff before your baby is born because once your baby is here, trust me you’d hardly get time for anything else.
Buy only essential items
Babies grow up really fast; especially the first few months seem to pass by in a blur. Do not buy too many things for your baby. Remember, you can buy clothes and stuff for them when they grow up a bit. Take my word on it, you will regret buying too many zero size clothes as babies outgrow size zero clothes within a week. That being said; do indulge yourself. If you want to buy clothes and other cute accessories for your baby, splurge a little. Giving birth to your child will being you happiness that no other event in your life will match, so fulfill your wishes and dreams.
You might want to turn a room in your house into a nursery. In certain cases people do not have extra room to make a nursery, in that case set out a separate space for your baby. You will need space for changing nappies and clothes of your baby. When setting up a nursery, choose cheerful colors on the walls and set up the changing and bathing station in the room with your baby’s toys and other accessories. If you are setting up a nursery in a corner of your room then clear up the space, put a bright colored rug in that area, set up your baby’s cot, swing or bouncer along with that changing station.
When buying things for your baby, remember that you will get hundreds of other opportunities to buy stuff for them. Do not go for impulsive buying, you might spend too much and when you baby outgrows it you will regret it. And it doesn’t mean that you cannot splurge a little. Go out and buy a few things you really like.