A new member just joined your family. Everything went well at the hospital, and now it’s time to go home. Of course you’re worried that you haven’t prepared everything necessary to welcome your child. Before giving birth, you made sure to buy a very long list of things that would ensure your child’s comfort and your own at the same time.
There’s no doubt that you prepared your child’s room from the ground up and made sure to decorate it in a way that suits them. You’ve also done everything you can to add practical touches. They may not sleep there during their early days, but you will need it during the day.
– A small bed with a comfortable and healthy mattress and suitable blankets.
– Unobtrusive lights.
– Curtains to prevent outside light and sunlight from disturbing the little one, when necessary.
– A closet containing all the clothes that suit them and make them feel comfortable.
– A rug or carpet to muffle the sound of your feet when you enter their room while they’re sleeping.
– A small dresser for diapers and toiletries.
– A comfortable spot for breastfeeding. It’s best to sit on a comfortable sofa, for example. Don’t forget to put a cushion behind your back to make you comfortable. This way, your little one will feel comfortable, too.
You don’t want your child to be uncomfortable when you bathe them, so choose your bathroom items with care.
– A small bath tub that fits their needs, with a soft cushion for their head.
– A thermometer for measuring the temperature of the water, which shouldn’t be too hot or too cold.
– Gentle shampoo that doesn’t cause skin irritation or burning of the eyes.
– Good-quality cotton swabs to clean ears. Some poor-quality swabs leave small pieces of cotton in your child’s ears and causes them to clog.
– Loofah for cleaning their body, made of nice materials that won’t hurt their skin.
– Comb and towel for children.
– Do you think your newborn baby is only affected by the atmosphere of their room? That’s wrong. You have to create the right atmosphere for them at home as well. Before you go to the hospital to receive your new baby, be sure to clean the house completely.
– Fill your kitchen refrigerator with everything you may need after birth to prepare food for your family members. After your baby comes, you won’t be able to go shopping whenever you like as you did before.
Our Advice to You
When you leave the hospital, it’s best not to hold your child in your arms in the car. Fit the car with a comfortable seat for them.