First of all, CONGRATULATIONS! You have a new baby! Now, to serious matters. You will prepare for your new baby, mentally, physically and you also need to adjust your home and car for new babies!
Prepare mentally for newborns
Remember this, women adapt to having a new baby faster than men; so don’t expect your husband to become fatherly after the pregnancy is announced. They are not like this. Women adapt better to newborns, mentally, because they experience physical, emotional and psychological changes. This change helps them adapt to new babies faster. However, men begin to feel a new baby when they see a lump or feel that the baby’s movements flash on the mother’s stomach.
Prepare physically for newborns
There is nothing a new father can do to prepare a newborn baby. What a father must do must be done BEFORE a new baby is born. However, new parents may try to quit smoking, stop drinking and other bad qualities after the newborn baby. New mothers must also do the same.
Planning a new baby: home and car
With a newborn baby, depending on whether you plan to sleep together with the baby or if you plan to have it examined in a separate room, this affects the changes in your home. Whatever it is, we recommend having a separate room for your new baby, even if the new baby sleeps with the new parents during the first months. A crib, several toys, a place to put all your baby’s clothes, a shelf to take lotions, creams, wipes, diapers, etc. Near the table to change diapers is essential.
You should also think about buying a baby chair; baby chairs for the home (at the right height for the dining room table) and baby chairs for the car (for traveling). Some baby seats can be adjusted to fit the adult dining chair and get in the car at the same time. They are a bit more expensive than conventional baby seats, but the multifunction is very comfortable ALSO, it is really comfortable for your new baby.
Other important things for your newborn baby
Frankly, the important things depend entirely on your preferences, budget and lifestyle. You can live without some of these things if you think you prefer not to waste money.
If you have had a baby before, you may not need too much new baby clothes. New babies grow faster than their clothes and will waste money buying new clothes. You can also receive your niece’s recommendations if you want. You may have to wear blankets, sweaters, coats and clothes to go out. At home, your new baby will not oppose old clothes. In fact, it is a fact that your baby will probably prefer to wear old clothes better than new clothes. Don’t forget to eat utensils like baby bowls, breast pumps (if you plan to pump breast milk for your new baby at work), bottles, cloth diapers, diapers, wet wipes, lotions, shampoo, body wash, towels, blankets for babies, baby bedding, bibs, stroller, etc.
And don’t worry, you’ll be fine. The best thing you can do is get unbiased references from friends and family.