10 Lifesavers for New Moms




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Don’t be caught without these 10 lifesavers for new moms. 

 

BabyConnect App:

With the BabyConnect App, you can record feedings, nursing, naps, diapers, milestones, pumping, baby’s mood, temperature, his gps location, attach pictures, and more. 

 

Baby Monitor:

A good baby monitor allows parents to be a little more comfortable when leaving their little one alone for a short period of time while they cook, clean, and bathe. Baby Monitors allow you to hear, and sometimes see, what your baby is doing.

 

Swaddling and Calming your newborn:

Published on May 22, 2013 Amy Seery, MD, a  pediatrician and faculty member with Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program, explains how to swaddle a newborn baby. She also describes the "Heisman Trophy" hold for calming an infant. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iZ6OVq4XEI  

 

Infant Carrier:

An infant carrier keeps your baby close to you, while still allowing you to get things done. Having your baby face forward in a baby carrier can help them observe social interactions and develop their own skills.

 

Breastfeeding essentials:

Make sure you have absorbent breast pads, soothing gel packs,  lanolin cream for sore nipples, flanges, nipple shields, nursing pillow, and hands-free pumping bra.

 

Diaper Genie:

The Diaper Genie is basically a trashcan that closes on its own and neutralizes odors. This comes in handy when dealing with stinky diapers! 

  

After-birth recovery kit:

Be sure to have a bottle of stool softener pills, a package of flushable wipes for cleaning healing areas; comfy underwear, and maxi pads ready for when you get back from the hospital. 

 

Just-in-case kit:

Keep a well-stocked medical kit that includes infant pain reliever,  thermometer, nose suction device, saline nose drops, antibiotic ointment, and other medical supplies.

 

Batteries:

You want to have a lot of batteries on hand. You never know when a swing or bouncy seat may need replacements. 

 

Extras:

You can never have too many diapers, wipes, diaper pail liners, and diaper cream.

 

Do you have any lifesavers for new moms that you would like to share? Let us know in the comments below.

 

 

By: Lauren DiCamillo







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