Trust us, when we tell you that the minute you hold your first little babe in your arms, you are forever changed. Life will never be the same, in the most wonderful way possible. You will be experiencing so many emotions, so that's why we feel it's just so important to be as prepared as possible.
You may also be surprised by all the advice EVERYONE will want to give you, and we mean everyone, even those without kids. Now as moms of three (and proud #PlaytexMoms) we feel it's our duty to share all the "useful" tips we wish someone had shared with us when we had our firsts.
So here goes......
1. You can do this! You are going to be a great mom, and it's totally normal to feel terrified when it's time to leave the hospital with your tiny little babe. But you will know what to do, just believe in yourself and we swear the love just guides you. (And everything else you need to know is online, we promise!)
2. Even if you intend to exclusively breastfeed, have some great starter bottles and nipples, plus soothers on hand. We both breastfed, and bottle fed our babies. Bottle feeding was a lifesaver for much needed breaks, and it gave daddy the opportunity to bond with the new babes. We love PlaytexBaby™ and nipples, because they have a great variety of bottles, including: ThePlaytex® Ventaire™ bottles, that helps reduce colic, Playtex Baby™ Nurser® with Drop-Ins® Liners, and their nipples are very similar to moms. We find the liners are great for Daddy feeds, very little cleaning. As well, soothers are thought to reduce the risk of SIDS, so we definitely recommend having some PlaytexBaby™soothers on hand.
3. Have a Playtex® Diaper Genie® and diapering kits (wipes, diapers, change pad in a box), in several areas of your home. It just makes life that much easier. We are absolutely loving the Playtex® Diaper Genie® Expressions™, because they have these fantastic fabric covers that you can customize for each room.
We have so much more to tell you, so please watch our video below for all our new mom tips.
The Playtex® Ventaire™ Bottle and the Playtex Baby™ Nurser® with Drop-Ins® Liners Nurser are up for a moms’ pick award on BabyCenter.ca! Head over and cast your vote if you love either as much as we do.