Basic Items needed for new BabyThe basic things you need for a new baby
Practical preparation for the delivery and coming of your baby
If your due date is approaching, it may actually feel as if the period is accelerating, so it is a good idea of planning the practical aspects of childbirth and living with your new baby... If I have a childbirth in the clinic, what am I supposed to take? All documents you need, identity document, health care identification form, admittance to hospitals.
Anything your baby can carry home, and a rug. Essential toilet articles and toothbrush/paste, incl. rubber bands and a hairbrush. Your baby's auto chair, if you are, will not be picked up by your spouse because the auto chair is already mounted. The majority of clinics offer drinking fountains, but sometimes it is a good suggestion to take some filled fountains of drinking fountains and drinking stalks with you, as it will save you having to go and refill the can.
Remember your birthing schedule and whether you have everything you need during the delivery. Don't suppose that the clinic has everything you need (e.g. see if there are many gymnastic bowls if you hope to try out different birthing postures). Maybe you want soothing sound or a visualization CD or application and a secure massaging fluid if you want your birthing companion to scrub your back during it.
Childbirth of a baby demands a great deal of energetic effort and therefore it is really important to keep the level of energetic power high and to keep eating. If you think you will go into labor, things like pastas, rolls and rices that contain many fast releasing carbs will give you the power you need to get through.
As soon as you are in your local infirmary, it is important to put things like high-energy food in your infirmary pouch if you need additional power before giving birth. What is important is that you have a good supply of power and that you have a good supply of it. Wrap a piece of thatch as well, as you may be getting up or on all four and want your childbirth partner bringing a cold beverage to your mouth so you don't have to move.
Eating when you are in labor at 3 a.m. on a Sunday, there can be nothing but a vending machines for snacks. Do you have a schedule to inform your birthing partner when you go into labor? Approximately at the moment of your due date he has his cell telephone with him and has it checked in several places a day if you are not able to contact him.
Attach a telephone number for each person to the refrigerator that you may need to notify when you go into labor. With your nurse or physician you can talk about what to do if you go into labor in anticipation, e.g. when to call her, when to go to your local clinic and so on.
It' s very excitement to get a new baby home, but older brothers and sisters may not respond the way you want them to. Debate the notion that the extended familiy and its roles in the familiy. Think it might be useful to have a baby doll so they can practise snuggling. When possible, have a member of the household at your side when the new baby comes home to look after the older ones when they feel excluded.
Indeed, when the new baby sleeps, try to concentrate on your older kids so that they have the feeling that they have you back (it can be bewildering if their mother goes for a few nights and they need to be reassured). Also try to include them in the new baby by giving a little help, monitored snuggling, help choosing things for their baby's room, giving suggestions for the name and so on.