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5 essentials to boost your baby preparation

Baby preparation is as important as birth preparation – to think about what you and your new baby might need, what to expect and how to prepare your home. It’s really easy to buy loads in order to feel better prepared, it can certainly make some of the anxiety about looking after a newborn easier to handle. But new babies need very little. 1) Baby Preparation – essentials for your new baby Clothing – sleepsuits, body suits, socks and a hat nappies, cotton wool, cleaning cloths, wipes (depending on how you are planning to do it) changing mat changing bag cellular blankets and sheets somewhere safe to sleep – moses basket, cot, your bed sling car seat/pram system large and small muslin squares bottles/formula/breastpump/silicon breastpump/sterilizing equipment – if you want an alternative to breastfeeding v pillows for feeding towels, baby sponge/cloth baby bath or a bath support (or you can use the sink or pop baby in the bath with you) You will add to this as you need it and as your baby grows …

Meeting Your Baby

You have waited for this moment for months and it can be an emotional time with love for your baby and for your partner, relief and maybe some shock that you have done it, as well as pride in your ability to make and birth your baby. It can also be normal for you to be drained of emotion – you are happy that your baby is here but you have given everything to birth your baby and you may not have anything left. It doesn’t mean you are rejecting your baby, it just means you are tired! As soon as your baby is born, he can most probably be given straight to you so you can meet and get to know your baby. Your midwife will make her observational checks on your baby, to make sure he is in good health but that doesn’t need to interrupt your skin-to-skin cuddles. What does a new baby need? You – she will recognise and be soothed by you. Skin-to-skin cuddles to feel safe and secure. Warmth …