Planning for your little one’s arrival

Who knew that a tiny little being like your
newborn would require so many things and take
up so much space? Chances are your home has
been invaded by all things baby, but this is what’s
needed to keep your kiddo happy and content.

Keeping crying to a minimum is probably
one of your top concerns. To help, invest in a
bouncy chair, baby swing and tummy-time mat.
A slight change in environment can really make
a difference in your baby’s demeanor. Once they
build up some strength, a bouncer or exercise
saucer can provide hours of entertainment.
Consider an activity mat/centre as well, equipped
with colourful toys.

It’s never too early to start playing games
(like peekaboo), singing songs or telling stories.

Mom’s checklist

Diapers, diapers diapers
Don’t worry, you’ll
get used to all the diaper changes. Purchase a diaper
disposal system to minimize the smelly situations.

A reliable baby monitor
Nothing is more important
than your baby’s safety. Keep an eye (or ear) on your
child with an audio or video monitor. Movement
monitors are also available for cribs.

Toys and books
Look for toys that light up, jingle,
jangle or crinkle. Start with cloth books.

A playpen is a great “portable” crib for
family outings or a quick nap in the living room.
Look for one that can be converted for different

Unfortunately, you’ll probably have
to deal with a fever or two. Having the right tools will
ease your mind when your baby is sick.


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