The day leading to your baby's arrival is often full of excitement and quite often nerves. You can feel the need to organize and prepare as much as possible to be as ready for your new baby as possible. Kickstart your list with my top 10 nesting two-dose to prepare for your new baby arrival.
Prepare your child's space
For me, the most important part of the estate was to prepare the nursery. I wanted to make sure she had her own room ready months before her due date. I felt more relaxed and knew everything was in place.
Organize the most important ones
We had a three-box switch and each box was prepared and organized. The top box had our replacement products: diapers, napkins, creams, socks, stockings. Each of them was kept in their own drawers to keep them clean. The second and third boxes were followed by baby growing and clothing in the order of magnitude.
Organize the children's clothes
There are many ways to do this, I think it depends on how much clothing and how many sizes and styles you have. For us, we organized our children's clothing in sizes. I organized a size line for babygrows, and as soon as she grew out of a size range, I would remove them from the box to make it messy.
I organized babygrows from day wear to those she would only carry in bed, again in order of magnitude. The clothes hung in the wardrobe were also in the order of magnitude. When the seasons changed, we would move the clothes that were not lasting, to a lower drawer or to the back of the hanging space.
Time goes so fast when you have a baby and I found it so difficult to keep up with the clothes we had, so try to keep up with it. Once it has been grown, remove it from the box.
Wash your newborn clothes
I learned this tip from family members. I do not wash my own new clothes before I wear them, so it would not have been that I would have to wash my children's clothes. However, a newborn child has such a soft and sensitive skin, it is important to wash their clothes before birth. This will ensure that they are soft and bacterial free. For this I used (and still use) Persil Non-Bio, prepared with Comfort Pure. The combination of the two products is designed for daily friendliness for sensitive skin – perfect for newborns.
Before my baby arrived, I decided to make a deep clean everywhere. This just ensures that the child enters a bacterial free zone. Start with a room a day so it does not trick you out. I assure you, when the child is here, you do not have the time or energy to clean.
Update your interiors
To me I had the invitation to decorate every room in the house. From painting our white walls white again to freshen them, to paint the greenery at eight months pregnant. I just found painting to be so relaxing and I really felt I achieved something. You find yourself picking things, holes in the walls or the brands on them and just want to cover it up and fix everything.
If you are considering painting, make sure you look at these Safety Instructions from BabyCentre.
Pack your hospital bag
There are lots of online sources to help you pack your hospital bag. My hospital bag included more than I thought we would need at the time, but we ended up for a few days longer than expected, so in the end I had enough. Basically, there is no such thing as overpacking the hospital bag.
Car seat and baby carriage ready
It is important to have the car seat ready and waiting in the car (or your baby carriage). From our experience we were told that we could not leave the hospital without seeing the child in his car seat.
Get ready for feeding
Whether you are formal or breastfeeding, both preparations are required. From steam cleaning bottles before first use, to clean breast pumps (and also read up how to use them). It will be good to have these things ready or in your mind before the child arrives.
Another point that people often forget (and it can be difficult because no one knows when the little bundle will surprise us) is to clean your sheets. Try planning and organizing with a family member to wash your sheets for you when you go to a hospital. Do not forget the baby's sheets as well.
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