Ways Parents Can Prepare for a New Baby
Whether you’re having your first baby or have gone through this joyful, overwhelming, and exhausting experience before, preparing beforehand can offer a host of benefits. Here are some considerations.
Once the baby is born, you may be surprised by how little time you have to shop for groceries, let alone make meals. That being said, planning and shopping and making and freezing meals beforehand are considerations that can save you a lot of time while eliminating the need to rely on options that may not be as nutritious.
Preparing a nursery checklist that includes baby essentials can also have many benefits. Purchasing, assembling, and testing baby items will take a significant amount of time. Consider shopping for, putting together, and testing car seats, cribs, changing tables, and swings in the weeks prior to the baby’s birth.
Household essentials may not be top of mind but, just like groceries and meals, you may simply not have the time to shop once the baby arrives. Shopping for or scheduling deliveries of extra packages of paper towels, toilet paper, personal care products, and similar items when you go shopping can ensure you’re well-stocked beforehand.
Spending time doing what you love alone and with your partner before the baby is born can be one of the most important things to do when you’re expecting. Quality time can take many different forms, from sleeping in, long walks, and movie nights to a vacation with all the trimmings. Its benefits will extend to the overall health and well-being of you and your partner, too.
With so much to do before your baby arrives, accepting help can be a big part of successful preparation. In addition to the assistance family and friends may offer, hiring help may also be an option.
A Newborn Care Specialist (NCS) or Baby Nurse is a professional with many roles. In addition to caring for your newborn and supporting you after delivery, your NCS is also proficient in all of the important things to do with newborns, including:
- Help with lactation and feeding
- Sleep training
- Bathing and changing
- Infant laundry
An NCS can also communicate things to know about pregnancy for first-time moms, as well as help with all of the meals, baby items, and other pre-delivery preparations. With this kind of specialist attending to your baby’s needs, you can get some well-deserved rest and relaxation and return ready and refreshed to savor every moment and do all the things you want to do with your newborn.
A Newborn Care Specialist possesses the training and certification needed to provide the care and support you and your baby need. Staffing at Tiffanie’s provides skilled domestic professionals for new parents with a highly customized, discreet, and thorough process.
Our comprehensive process locates an NCS that is closest to your personality and parenting philosophy. Visit us to learn more about our process.