Things A Soon To Be Mum Must Be Prepared For

Author: Smooch Baby   Date Posted:2 November 2018 

Amidst the joy and anxiety of welcoming your motherhood, you must prepare yourself for a whole new lifestyle change that you would soon encounter. Being ready for this change will help you make the transition in a much easier way.

The final few weeks of pregnancy are the most ecstatic and extremely crucial months for a mother-to-be. You would be eagerly awaiting the arrival of the very special, cute little addition to your family. On the other hand, the final trimester would already have begun to take its toll on your body. But amidst the joy and anxiety of welcoming your motherhood, you must prepare yourself for a whole new lifestyle change that you would soon encounter. Being ready for this change will help you make the transition in a much easier way.

Maternity Clothing:

As a mother of a newborn, breastfeeding becomes a repetitive part of your routine. It makes your life a lot easier when you are dressed in comfortable clothes of an easily breathable fabric designed in a pattern for easy breastfeeding. You would also not prefer to be clad in fit and tight dresses as your body would still be recovering from postpartum stretches and strains. So take some time to pick out comfortable maternity wear of your choice to save you this hassle later on.

Nappies and diapers:

These are probably the two things you would be setting your eyes on most frequently soon after your delivery. Make sure you buy an ample amount of nappies made of good quality, preferably 100% cotton, fabric. Also have handy other accessories such as nappy dispensers & disposal kits, wet wipes, soft towels, etc. With all these essentials at your disposal, you will not face much trouble handling your newborn's nappy concerns.

Sleeping bags and blankets:

Providing your little one with a comfortable sleeping bag is very important. As the initial phase of a newborn is majorly invested in quality sleep, you must ensure that you have a nice, cozy, comfortable and clean sleeping bag for the baby. A soft blanket is equally essential to keep the baby warm. Again, the quality of the fabric is vital to ensure comfort and hygiene for the newborn.

Burp clothes and swaddles:

Generally, babies tend to spit up right after the feed. It is extremely convenient to secure a burp cloth around your baby’s neck to avoid the trouble of cleaning up and changing the baby’s clothes every single time. A burp cloth made of cotton muslin is very easy to wash and dry. Similarly, having a couple of swaddles would help when it comes to covering your little bundle of joy in a blissfully soft wrap and holding him/her close to your bosom.

Body and hair care:

The fragility of a newborn’s tender skin must be kept in mind while choosing bath and hair accessories for your baby. It isn’t a bad idea to explore and zero down on a trustworthy brand of these essentials ahead of the delivery. Try to make sure the products you buy for your little one are completely organic and mild.

Those were a few basics of the long list of the things that a mother-to-be has to anticipate and get ready for before the delivery. On the whole, it is a drastic lifestyle change with changes in your priority, daily schedules, and responsibilities. Your precious baby becomes the limelight of your life. You would have made innumerable sacrifices along the path of your pregnancy, but trust me, motherhood is more demanding. Nevertheless, despite all the pain you shall undergo, the happiness and contentment of being a mother is one that has to be experienced to be known!