Welcoming a new baby in to your home can be such an exciting experience, but it can also be overwhelming! We have experienced this three different times, and each time, a little organization has gone a long way toward helping this mama walk through those early days with a new infant. While we are not able to control how much sleep we’ll be able to get (Wouldn’t that be nice?), there are a few things we can control.
Unless you have a super early surprise delivery, you can throw together a few freezer meals to help once your meal deliveries from your friends and family stop! I suggest doing this before you get too far along in that third trimester. 😉
Doing this has been SUCH a huge help to us, but there has been one other step we’ve taken to help us get organized before baby’s arrival.
We have created Newborn Baby Stations…all throughout our house!
There’s no need to go out and buy anything new! Simply use baskets or containers that you already have, and use the supplies you received at your baby shower to put together baskets that are full of the essential baby items you will want to have on hand!
If something is missing, use those leftover gift cards to buy the following essentials for your baby station:
(I promise you don’t need much!)
nursing supplies for mommy
feeding supplies for baby
These Newborn Baby Stations are perfect to put in your family room…next to your nursing chair (Check out my nursing chair in the photo above – It’s my favorite piece of furniture in the house!)…in your kiddos’ play area (depending on how you have things set up)…you get the idea!
I have used this same system with our other little ones, and it has been great! It has kept me from having to run up and down the stairs for an extra onesie, a new pack of wipes, or anything else I might need throughout the day. I have had everything I’ve needed right there within arms reach! What could be more helpful to a new mom?!
Psst…I use a similar system in our mini-van: Check it out!
My oldest was a champ with this whole thing – flexible with feeding and happy to take it any way he could get it, but I definitely wanted to use quality products that made it comfortable for him to transition back and forth between nursing and bottle-feeding.
While I was taking a few mommy-minutes strolling around the grocery store…or stealing an evening out for coffee with a friend…I wanted to know that he was okay.
As a new mom, it was hard for me to relax unless I knew for sure that he was fed and happy, and Munchkin has designed a line of high quality, durable products with this exact goal in mind!
Munchkin’s LATCH bottle has been designed to allow moms to easily and comfortably transition between breast and bottle – offering products for mommy and baby! #latchletsme
Their soft, super-absorbent nursing pads are perfectly comfortable! Their milk storage bags are strong and durable! Their bottle brush is perfectly designed to effectively clean their bottles! All just as you need it to be so you can focus on those sweet baby snuggles…no matter how tired you might be!
Check out more daily care essentials for mommy as well as a wide variety of products for newborns AND toddler! There are lots of options to consider when it comes time to register for your baby shower and get organized before baby’s arrival!
This shop has been compensated by Collectively. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LetchLetsMe #MunchkinLatch