Preparing for the arrival of your little one can be a huge undertaking and
can often bring worry and stress to you at a time when you should be trying to
enjoy your pregnancy, relaxing and maybe even putting your feet up! Here,
experts from The Baby Show offer guidance and advice for expectant parents so
you can begin your incredible journey to parenthood with only ease and
Being prepared and organised is the first step in making a stress-free environment for your newborn. Sit down and plan exactly what you think you need for your baby and write a list as it allows you to carefully think things through and consider what you really do need.
Ask for help
Having a baby is wonderful but it can also be quite daunting and confusing so don’t be afraid to ask others for their opinion. Ask friends and family their recommendations on products and key milestones, they will often offer advice that you may not have even thought of. There are always experts on hand to help and you can often find their advice online from teething to sleep and weaning. Remember you can always speak to your health visitor or a GP.
Prepare your home
Bringing your baby home is such an exciting time. After the nursery is decorated you don’t really need to make many modifications or do too much to your home before the birth. Get the basics in place by having freshly washed clothes, nappies, somewhere for baby to sleep and any equipment you may need. You get a few months respite before your baby will be crawling around but it is important to remember that you will need to constantly assess your home for hazardous objects and furniture and purchase some baby proofing equipment.
Organise a few meals
It’s a good idea to prepare a few nutritious meals for yourself beforehand, make a big batch then just pop them in the freezer and you’ll save precious time once you and your newborn are home. Alternatively, get some very helpful friends and family to make something for you! It’s one less thing to think about at such a special time.
Pack a bag
With the big day drawing closer, it’s advisable to pack your hospital bag so you can rest assured when the time comes you are ready to go. Important things to remember include: your birth plan, dressing gown, loose t-shirt or nightdress, snacks and drinks, toiletries, pillows for extra comfort, a change of clothes, baby clothing and blankets, and perhaps some music to listen too. You might want to make sure you have a charged your camera to be sure you capture the special moments of bringing your child into the world.
Don’t forget your car seat!
You’ll also need to remember to have fitted a car seat for your baby, as many hospitals won’t let you home without one.
Finally relax, at such a special time remember to try and relax and enjoy every second!
With 10 years’ experience of sourcing the best in baby and maternity products, The Baby Show is a unique shopping environment purposefully designed for mums-to-be and parents. There are over 250 must-have brands, including niche, designer products not yet available elsewhere, making it the perfect opportunity to test, try and compare before you buy and save money with exclusive offers. From product specialists to first class speakers, including two midwives from hit show One Born Every Minute, there is expert advice on hand to assist in decision making for you and your baby. With everything in one
place you’ll be spoilt for choice at The Baby Show without the stress of the high street. Book Tickets In Advance And Save.
For one person it costs £12 or you can get two tickets for £20 – that’s up to 50% off the on-the-door price (£20). To book visit www.thebabyshow.co.uk or by calling 0871 231 0844 and quote EX809.