5 WAYS TO MAKE LIFE WITH A NEWBORN EASIER🙌🏽
1️⃣ FOOD. PREP. a few weeks before your due date, take a saturday afternoon to meal prep! breakfast + dinner meal preps were suchhh a life saver. when you’re exhausted + in love with your new babe, the last thing you wanna do is spend time in the kitchen.
2️⃣ SNACK CADDY. you’ll thank me for this one! when I started breastfeeding, I was ravenous! so I prepped a caddy of snacks to sit on my nightstand for those late night feedings. pretzels, granola bars, nut packs, dried fruit, etc. it’s light, but you’re also getting a boost of nutrition. grab snack size ziploc bags + fill them with your faves!
3️⃣ DIAPER CADDY. these are such an underrated investment. it’s so helpful to have everything you need in one place + to bring the diaper change to the baby. it bounced all over our house, from the den➡️outside➡️ our room for night changes. it’s super convenient. in our caddy we kept- diapers, wipes, peepee teepee, butt cream, + hand sani.
4️⃣ SOUND MACHINE. we ordered ours at 3am on the second night of being home🤣. aspen loved to have some sort of sound while he slept! we use @hatchforsleep + we love it! it connects to an app on your phone + has lots of sound + nightlight options.
5️⃣BABY LOUNGER. we have @snuggle_me_organic + we ADORE it. just like the diaper caddy, we took it all over. it was so convenient to have a safe + comfy place for him to lay instead of directly on the sofa. he’d sleep next to us while we ate or played a game + it was sooooo helpful when alex went back to work. he’d snuggle right in + fall asleep!
those newborn days are such a blur of love + sleepiness. don’t make those days harder than they need to be. prep + prepare as much as you can to make life easier because babies don’t keep + that time goes by wayyy too fast.
and remember, these are a few things we did + they worked for us! but I’m so interested to hear about what others have done, too! do you have any advice for new mamas? what are some helpful things you did to make those newborn days easier? 🤱🏼✨”
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