When you get pregnant, one of the first things you do is start planning for the baby’s arrival. You research, read books, and spend hours on Pinterest. But there’s reallynothing like experience to know what to do with your little bundle of joy once you get home. Nothing. Here are 10 tips for the mom-to-be that I picked up along the way:
1. Set Up the Nursery
When placing your nursery furniture, sure, it’s important to make it look nice. It’s also important to make it convenient for you to use each of the pieces in the room. When you wake up to the cry of your newborn at 3 a.m., walk into the nursery, and immediately smell something terrible, you know that you’re going to need to change a diaper, and probably clothes and blankets, and maybe sheets. So you pick up your sweetie, move to the changing table, and roll up your sleeves. Within arm’s reach, you want to have that extra change of clothes as well as diapers and wipes. Take this into consideration when arranging your furniture and make sure your dresser (or wherever clothes are kept) is within easy reach of the changing table so you don’t have to walk off and leave the baby.
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