When you come home from the hospital with your pride and joy, you will need this great New Parents Newborn Survival Kit. Not only will it offer you some great tools to help you get through the first few weeks and months, it will also encourage you to know you aren’t alone. All new parents struggle with lack of sleep, frustration, lack of time to shower and even depression. These are natural and normal things that happen when a child is born. Being prepared will help tremendously.
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Pretty Nursing Camisole: Breastfeeding moms everywhere will tell you how exhausting this can be. There is barely time to shower, let alone do your hair and makeup. A set of nice pretty nursing camisoles can really help you feel better about yourself, while being functional. Throw a simple sweater or cardigan over these in cooler months for a warmer layered look. Not only are they functional, they give an exhausted mom a little self confidence boost.
Baby Wrap Or Swing For Wearing: Baby wearing has become more and more popular in the last few years. These wraps give you an easy way to hold your baby hands free. Not only will this help you to be able to do things like clean, wash dishes and fold clothes – it makes a safe easy way for you to hold them while you rock them to sleep too. Should you drift off to sleep sitting up rocking them, you know they are secure against you! (Not recommended – lay the baby down first – then go take a nap too)!
Swaddler For Sleep: Babies are so use to being snuggled up in the fetal position inside their mother that being out without that tight security can make it hard for them to fall asleep. The first few weeks or month of their life can be much easier when you use a swaddler. Just lay your baby in the blanket like cloth and wrap them securely and easily into a swaddled position.
Boppy Nursing Pillow: This has become the standard in comfort for many parents of newborns. This pillow makes it much easier to prop your baby up while nursing or feeding them. It is also a great lower back support or even neck pillow for mom and dad. We love the fact that you can easily slip the cover off to wash up incase there is an accident, spill or spit up from the baby.
Rechargable Cell Phone Charger: Sure you can easily plug your phone in when at home or in the car, but in those first few months you’ll likely be taking your baby to meet family members, to church events and more. Having an easy cell phone charger that you can sleep into your purse and not need an outlet for will be a huge help. The chance to take all of those great pictures on the go with your smart phone is made easier with this charger.
Along with this great new parent survival kit, don’t forget that the new parents will need some occasional help around the house, meals prepared for them, or just a shoulder to cry on. As much joy as there is in welcoming a new baby, there are also a lot of fears, frustrations and unexpected trials. Be open and willing to help them in whatever way you can.
Do you have any parenting tips to help create a “newborn survival kit?” for new parents? Tell us in the comments?