Having a baby is incredibly exciting. The anticipation of your new arrival is a lot to think about. Your life will change as you know it, you and your partner will create something entirely unique together, and you will be full of more pride than you ever imagined was possible.
Before the baby comes, however, it’s important to take care of all of the preparation. Many people have baby showers so that people are able to gift them items that will make the process much easier for them.
Before your baby shower, you’ll have to create a baby registry so that your guests know what you want for the baby. If you’ve never had a baby before, you may be lost on what exactly you need. Here are some of the most important things that you should have on your list right at the top.
A Breast Pump
Since doctors recommend giving your baby breastmilk for as long as possible, having a breast pump to express milk is important. Whether it’s to keep yourself from engorging, or you’ll be pumping extra milk for bottle feedings, having a quality pump is worth its weight in gold.
Although there are perfectly fine manual pumps on the market, having an electric pump is much easier and makes the job go much faster. Using a manual pump will take triple the time to express even the tiniest amount of milk in comparison to an electric.
A Baby Carrier
Since newborns aren’t big fans of being put down for any period of time, having a baby carrier which you attach to your chest will come in handy.
You can put your baby against you while still having your arms free. This way you can walk around your house and get things done. Or you can go for a walk and get your baby to sleep against you from the gentle sway of the movement.
For extra fussy babies, having a swing is essential. You can stick them inside and get some work done rather than having to carry them all over while you try to clean the house.
Some babies refuse to sleep at all, and a swing is the only solution which will get them to fall asleep and stay asleep.
A Pocket Nanny
A pocket nanny comes in handy for keeping up with your babies last changes, naps, and feedings. Simply set a timer and press the button each time you want to know if it’s time to do one of these tasks.
This may seem like a simple gadget, however, for exhausted new parents, it’s incredibly useful since things can be hard to keep up with.