Newborn Baby Stations: Get Organized Before Baby Arrives
Welcoming a new baby in to your home can be such an exciting experience, but it can also be overwhelming!
We have experienced this four different times, and each time, a little organization has gone a long way toward helping this mama walk through those early days with a new infant.
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While we are not able to control how much sleep we’ll be able to get (Wouldn’t that be nice?), there are a few things we can control.
Unless you have a super early surprise delivery, you can throw together a few freezer meals to help once your meal deliveries from your friends and family stop!
I suggest doing this before you get too far along in that third trimester.
Doing this has been SUCH a huge help to us, but there has been one other step we’ve taken to help us get organized before baby’s arrival.
We have created Newborn Baby Stations…all throughout our house!
There’s no need to go out and buy anything new!
Simply use baskets or containers that you already have.
Then use the supplies you received at your baby shower to put together baskets that are full of the essential baby items you will want to have on hand!
If something is missing, use those leftover gift cards to buy the following essentials for your baby station:
(I promise you don’t need much!)
- diaper cream
- extra clothes
- burp cloth
- nursing supplies for mommy
- feeding supplies for baby
These Newborn Baby Stations are perfect to put in your family room…next to your nursing chair…in your kiddos’ play area (depending on how you have things set up)…you get the idea!
When my oldest was born, our baskets included diapers, wipes, diaper cream, thermometer (Note: We, as first-time parents, checked our baby’s temperature every 15 minutes – as instructed by the hospital’s discharge nurse.), a couple of outfit changes, extra socks, burp cloths, pacifiers, etc.
As he got older, I adjusted what was in the basket based on what was actually needed at the time.
I have used this same system with our other little ones, and it has been great!
It has kept me from having to run up and down the stairs for an extra onesie, a new pack of wipes, or anything else I might need throughout the day.
I have had everything I’ve needed right there within arms reach!
What could be more helpful to a new mom?!
Psst…I use a similar system in our mini-van!
Check out our Fully Stocked Minivan Diaper Basket Ideas.
Think through your day-to-day.
Where might it be helpful for you to have a basket of your most-used items right within reach?
Couldn’t agree more with this post. Diapers and baby wipes are must-have items, we couldn’t survive the first 3 months without them.
Yes, yes, yes!