The birth of a baby is a magical moment. A new life is created. There’s nothing more significant than this moment. Everyone feels joy when this happens, but the real struggle comes afterward – when the mother and the baby come home from the hospital.
We have hundreds of blog posts for every postpartum detail that all new mothers need to know, but in this one, we’re focusing on something else other than what was discussed many times. We’re talking about the five essentials you must have in your home after the delivery. Follow up if you want to know what these items are.
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1. Belly creams
You want to get back in shape like you were before pregnancy, which is possible only if you’re dedicated to the task. After birth, all that skin you had around the belly during pregnancy loosens and starts looking excessive. Women who don’t pay attention will live with loose and hanging skin for the rest of their lives.
You need a belly cream placed on the coffee table and always within reach to help you prevent this. These creams hydrate the skin and help it recover. You need to use it constantly or as much as the label says. Before going to labor, buy yourself more of it and ensure that you’re never left without it.
2. Comfortable furniture
As a mother, you’ll have a lot of obligations around the baby, but you won’t work all the time. Especially while your child is a baby, you’ll have a lot of time to watch TV shows, read books, and go through social media feeds.
That means you’ll spend a lot of time on the sofa. Before delivering, make sure you have new furniture in your home, especially in the room where you plan to spend most of your time. Since most mothers do it in the living room, you’ll want to get a new beautiful cream sofa or an armchair that will make you feel comfortable while you’re resting. Don’t get too comfortable, though. Falling into a deep sleep during the day is not an option.
3. Baggy clothes
Taking care of a baby means spending a lot of time at home being physically challenged, especially right after birth. You can’t expect to wear glamorous clothes and go to parties. Instead, you want some baggy clothes that will make you feel comfortable.
Think cotton and lightweight clothes. Something that will make you feel comfortable. Some mothers enjoy their days with the newborn in their pajamas. This is an excellent idea for everyone who feels comfortable this way. If you don’t like spending days in pajamas, go with some other types of oversized and comfortable clothes.
4. A fridge full of fruits and veggies
Healthy living and a rich diet are mandatory while these days last. Your baby feeds itself through your digestive system, so you need to consume all sorts of foods that will be rich in proteins, vitamins, but also fats, and carbs. Your baby needs all of them.
Make sure your fridge is always full, and if there’s no one to come and help with it, order food online and have the delivery person bring it over from the store. You can’t be left dehydrated and hungry. You should try everything that you feel like tasting, but understand that your baby will consume everything you do because your baby gets everything through breastfeeding.
5. Changing table set
The changing table set or a changing station is essential for all mothers. Of course, you could change the diapers without it, but it’s easier when you have this kind of help. Some changing pads are made simple, but you’ll want an entire set with everything by your side.
Opt for one that will have many different features, a place to store the diapers, a can for the waste, a special tube container for the baby powder or cream, and everything else that will be useful for changing the diapers. Once you start doing it, you’ll understand why all these features are so valuable.
These five points are something a mother should never be left without; comfortable clothes and furniture to spend time on, enough belly cream, snacks, food, water, and a changing station that will be packed with all valuable features.
Mother’s postpartum days are complicated, and whoever is nearby should provide all the help they can give. Regular grocery store shopping, fixing some meals, taking care of the baby while the mother takes a nap, and many other things can be highly valuable. If you have no one to help, make sure these items are available for you when you get back from the hospital.