Being a new mother is very daunting. You think everything would be rainbows and butterflies after the hours or labor and delivery, but it’s actually just starting.
Now you will have to deal with sleepless nights tending to your baby’s every need. It gets so busy that you might even forget to brush your hair or even take a shower. Sleep is a luxury because unless you have a household helper, you are not only left alone to take care of your child but to the other household chores as well.
But new mothers do not need to be afraid of taking on their new roles as there are many tools and techniques they can employ to make it easier as they transition into their new lives. Here are some of the new mom must haves that you need to invest in.
1. Nursing pads – if you decide to breastfeed your baby, these are really necessary. Nursing pads are needed because there will really be times when you will leak. So to keep it from seeping through your outer clothes, always have a nursing pad with you.
2. A travel system stroller – most parents invest in a stroller because it will be very useful for a long time. But as a new mom, you might want to rethink and get a travel system instead. Compared to a regular stroller, a travel system adds with it a car seat and a car seat base. What makes this very helpful to you? Imagine you are out with your baby at the mall. Your baby is on the stroller and while you are going around the mall (or anyplace actually), your baby falls asleep. It may prove to be a problem when it’s time to go home and you need to put your baby on the car seat. When you have a travel system, it will be easier to transition the baby to the car seat because you just need to detach the one in your stroller then attach it to the car seat base you have inside your car.
3. A great bag – okay, this might not seem like a must have, but hear us out. The truth is, it might be impractical to keep a separate purse from your baby’s things. While it is definitely a tule that you have to put both yours and the baby’s things in one bag, you might have a hard time to keep track of it ht be when you are out and about with your baby. You might be hesitating because baby bags tend to be not fashionable, but if you actually research, you will find that there are already designs that look very stylish and can actually look like a regular bag and not a diaper bag. What’s important when looking for a bag is that you find one that will be able to hold the things that you will put into it, from your baby’s diapers, extra clothes, etc and of course, your own things.