What do I really need?
What do I pack for the hospital for the baby? for me? What does the hospital provide?
How do I get my pets ready?
What goes in my diaper bag?
How do I get my son or daughter ready to meet the new baby?
All of these are legit questions, and questions that crossed my mind as I was getting ready for my baby peeps. When I was just days before delivering Ellis, I posted how I was getting ready for Baby #2, and I honestly tried to put it all out there and cover everything not just for y’all but for myself too. As I was talking to a new mama-to-be about the list she said that it was helpful, but overwhelming. Yes, getting ready for a new baby is definitely overwhelming, so how do I make this even easier?
How do I get ready to bring babies home? EXACTLY like I get ready for everything else…. LISTS!!!! I am a list maker and in my other baby prep posts I have listed items with explanations, reasoning, descriptions, etc. and that might be too much for ya. So I have simplified and compiled all of my previous posts into a single checklist in the hopes that it is less anxiety provoking for new mamas. I have put this in a checklist form so that you can literally check the box when it’s done and you can have that instant gratification (read: stress reduction hehe) as you get ready to bring your precious babe home. My original posts are still posted on the blog (all baby related stuff is here), but this checklist that I’m sharing today is just a quick list…. no explanations and no pictures……. just a list (but I’ve included links in case you want to click over for more of my reasoning and direct links for purchasing).
This checklist includes:
What you need for labor
What you need for delivery
What to put in your hospital bags (and how many bags you need)
What to put in your diaper bag
What you need for emergencies in the car
How to prep your pets
What you need for the baby once you get home
What you need for mama postpartum
How to prep big sibling to be a big sibling
If after using this checklist you find something awesome that I need to add to the list please tell me!!!
Us mamas have to stick together and help each other out :-) Congratulations mama!!!