Bringing Home Baby … The Essentials

Expecting? Know someone who is? If standing in a mega baby store leaves you feeling more overwhelmed than excited, this article is for you!

Baby carrier, swing, and a Boppy — just a few of the essential pieces that you'll want to have for when you bring your baby home.

What do you really need? Here are a few tried and true essentials.

1. Baby Carrier: Find a good baby carrier. One that is comfortable and supports you. Yes, you will enjoy sitting for hours and cuddling your newborn, but occasionally, you may just need to use two hands (to eat a bowl of cereal, brush your teeth, etc.). You will be amazed at all that you will be able to get done while still bonding with your new little treasure. 

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2. Purrell or other hand sanitizer: Sometimes, getting to the sink can be a challenge. Keep a bottle of sanitizer at the end of the changing table (but be sure to keep it out of reach of your little one!).

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Bringing Home Baby … The Essentials

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12 comments

  1. MrsPearson says:

    To me the body pillow is number one cause its easy to set the baby on it to get things done. But us mothers will always find new things an ways to help us get some things done! : )

  2. Marilyn says:

    This was helpful. I would also like to know more though. I have two pets and want to know as much as I can about what to do when I finally take baby home.

  3. Grace says:

    comfortable shoes for you, nursing bras that give good support, and i still keep using my body pillow

  4. Aimee says:

    A stock pile of diapers, wipes, and spit up rags would be my top three.

  5. What other hints would you ladies have? I’m due very soon with my first and could use a lot of tips <3

  6. bb13 says:

    Hand sanitizer near the changing station is a good idea.

  7. Janice says:

    Time with baby is better with rest!, even for the baby!

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