First of all, congratulations! You are giving birth to a new baby! Now, let’s get to the serious stuff. You will prepare for your new baby, both mentally and physically, and you will also have to adapt your home and car for the newborn!
Mentally prepare for the new baby
Remember this, women adjust to having a new baby faster than men. So, don’t expect all couples to start having a parent after announcing your pregnancy. I’m not like this. Women adapt better mentally to the newborn, as they experience physical, emotional and psychological changes. These changes help them adapt to the newborn more quickly. However, men begin to feel the newborn when they see the lump or feel the tremor of the baby’s movement on their mother’s stomach.
Prepare physically for the new baby
There isn’t much a father can do to prepare for the new baby. What a father should do should be done before conceiving the baby. However, a new father can try to quit smoking, quit drinking, and other vices once the newborn is born. A new mom should do the same, too.
Newborn baby planning: home and car
With the newborn, depending on whether you plan to sleep with the baby or whether you plan to put the baby in a separate room, it affects changes in your home. In any case, we recommend that you have a separate room for your newborn, even if the baby will sleep with the new parents for the first two months. A crib, some toys, a place to store all of the baby’s clothes, shelves for comfortable moisturizers, creams, nappy wipes, nappies, etc. Near the changing table is a must.
You will also have to consider taking a high stool; High chair for home (at a suitable height for the dining table) and highchair for car (for travel). Some highchairs can be adjusted to fit an adult dining chair and get into the car at the same time. It’s a bit more expensive than traditional highchairs, but the multi-functionality is very affordable plus definitely comfortable for your new baby.
Other essentials for your newborn baby
Honestly, the basics depend entirely on your preferences, your budget, and your lifestyle. You can live without some of these if you think you’d rather not waste your money.
If you have children before, you probably don’t need a lot of new baby clothes. Babies outgrow their clothes very quickly and bragging about new clothes will be a waste of money. If you wish, you can also receive used items from grandchildren and grandchildren. Maybe you should buy blankets, jackets, coats, and clothes to go outside. At home, your new baby won’t mind wearing old clothes. In fact, it’s a fact that your new baby probably loves wearing old clothes better than new clothes. Don’t forget feeding items like bowls, breast pumps (if you plan to express breast milk for your new baby at work), baby bottles, washable nappies, nappies, baby wipes, lotions, shampoos, shower gels, towels, baby blankets, baby bedding, bibs, stroller, etc.
And don’t worry, you’ll be fine. The best thing to do is to get unbiased references from friends and family.