So… it’s about time to start planning for bringing baby home.
Bring baby(ies) home for the first time can be nerve-wracking. If it’s your first then it can seem very unpredictable. You’ll be scrambling to pack your hospital bag and have everything ready. From our team of parents to you, we have compiled 10 of our favorite tips on bringing home your baby for the first time.
1 | Create a checklist – This may seem unnecessary but it will only prove helpful when you’re nearing baby’s arrival. Having a checklist of things you’ll need at home and the hospital will make things easier for you and your family! Know what to bring to the hospital and have everything together for when you’re finally ready to take baby home.
Check out this example –> Bringing Baby Home Checklist
2 | Bundle up – Depending on the time of year, you may need to bring extra layers for you and baby. Based on the forecast and seasonal temps be sure to pack something cozy for you and baby so you’re not rushing at the last minute. Being over-prepared and bringing multiple options can be very helpful!
Take baby home in a cozy baby blanket from Smilo
3 | Prepare your home – The last thing you want to do when you get home from the hospital is clean and organize all of baby’s things. If you have everything put together for when you get home, you’ll let go a deep sigh of relief. You can at least try to kick back and relax after all of the birth day stresses.
4 | Limit visitors – Having visitors stop by can be exciting and fulfilling in many ways. However, you are likely going to want to take some time to yourself with your new baby before the excited family and friends are running over. Be sure not to overwhelm yourself with visitors right off the bat.
5 | Breathe – You’re finally home and get to spend time with your newborn. After 9-months of preparation and anticipation you can hold them in your arms. You can’t prepare for everything but you’ll quickly learn and understand your baby’s wants and needs. It’s important to just breathe and enjoy these moments.
What are your tips for expecting moms on bringing home their baby?
Read another article for expecting parents HERE