This article, Must-Read Tips for Your First Week with Baby helps give you some ideas on how to get equipped for your first week together.
You already know the obvious things, like the crib, the clothes, the diapers and setting up the nursery.
But there’s a great ocean of things you don’t necessarily thing of right off the bat. Read on to avoid being caught flat-footed the first week home.
Before giving birth to my daughter, Lena, I thought I was equipped for our first week home together. After all, I’d assembled the crib, washed the tiny clothes, stocked up on diapers, and hung the pink butterfly curtains in the nursery. Looking back now, I think: How could I have been so naive?
Sure, I’d done the necessary prep work for my baby’s arrival. But all that stuff is fluff when it comes to making it through the maiden days of motherhood. That’s when you need to master new skills that you can’t prepare for or practice until your baby arrives, like breastfeeding, soothing a crying child, surviving on no sleep, and tackling other areas of uncharted territory. To help you ease into your first week, we’ve asked experts and moms who’ve been there how to handle the most common challenges.
Read them all, they are some great insights.
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