Congratulations on being pregnant! This is such an exciting time in your life, as you are expecting to have a baby! It's only natural for you to feel anxious and nervous as your due date nears; we've been there and understand what you are experiencing. It can feel like there is so much that you need to do before your baby is born, but there really isn't anything you can do about it! We've put together the most important things to get ready before delivery, so you don't have to worry about missing something important.
So, without further ado, let's get to it! Here is our list of things to do before giving birth.
Get a Head Start with Baby Proofing
It will probably be needed when the baby is older and more mobile, but preparing for having a baby ahead of time won't hurt. Also, many parents say that it's worth baby proofing your home early if you can. Babies are usually very mobile and try to get into many things in the blink of an eye.
Set Up and Stock Up the Nursery
We often spend more time prioritizing the decorations of our nursery than making sure it's filled with everything needed to make you and your baby's life more comfortable.
It's a good idea to have everything ready and ready to go at least six weeks before the baby is due. Don't rush to do everything – babies are unpredictable – and they will surprise you when you least expect them! So don't wait until the last minute to do things like this; you may not have time to do it!
Ensure that you have everything you need, including:
- A crib and crib mattress;
- Video baby monitor;
- White noise machine;
- Changing station;
- Glider or rocker;
- Black-out curtains.
Once you've set up the nursery with all the baby equipment, it's time to start stocking it with the essentials:
- Diapers & baby wipes;
- Nursing supplies;
- Swaddle blankets;
- Baby clothing.
You will definitely be needing lots of sleepers and onesies. La Maison du Monogramme's White Sleeper with Baby Blue Monogram is made of 100% cotton and is perfectly customized to celebrate your baby's coming and at the same time will be a very good keepsake to look at when the baby is older. We recommend having a week's worth of the newborn size as well as the next size up.
Don't Forget Stocking Up on Household Essentials As Well!
The last thing you want to do is to run out of toilet paper when you're trying to care for your newborn baby. Stock up on toilet paper and paper towels, and other household products that you regularly use, like shampoo and soap. If you don't like to spend money on buying things in bulk, start automating some of your household chores through services like Amazon's Subscribe & Save. You can save money by scheduling deliveries once a month or once every six months.
Prepare for the Hospital
As you near the due date, you should be thinking about your stay in the hospital. You might even want to tour the hospital where you will deliver the baby. It can be extremely useful to familiarize yourself with where to go during labor and learn the layout of the rooms in which you'll be giving birth and recovering. Having a plan will help you think ahead about what you'll be bringing with you to labor and delivery; it will also help you feel more comfortable during your delivery.
Don't Forget to Pack Your Hospital Bag
There are some items that you absolutely should have in your bag when you head to the hospital, but there are some other things that you should have with you to be more comfortable.
How to prepare a hospital bag for delivery? Some people think that your baby needs nothing more than diapers, basic toiletries, and a car seat to sit in, but there are also a few more things that you should pack, such as your baby's coming home clothes.
If you're looking for the perfect coming home outfit, La Maison du Monogramme's White and Pink Rose Convertible Footed and Mitted Sleeper is super adorable and will truly add to the excitement and joy of bringing your baby home.
Congratulations! You have done everything you can to prepare for the arrival of your baby. We wish you quick labor and delivery and hope that your sweet baby will be born safely. Make sure to enjoy some snuggles with your newborn because they surely don't last forever!