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Preparing for your first child is both an exhilarating and nerve wracking experience at the same time.
There are so many decisions that need to be made before your new little bundle of joy arrives that it’s easy to become a little overwhelmed by it all.
Preparing for your baby’s first few weeks before they arrive can help make for an easier transition for the entire family, but how exactly, do you do that?
Most will tell you to stock up on things like diapers and wipes, but even then how many should you buy?
With my own first baby, I, like most new moms, went all out. My husband and I purchased enough newborn diapers and clothing to keep us stocked for weeks. So, imagine our surprise when our son was born weighing more than 8 lbs. and not a single one of those fit him!
Of course, that mean a quick trip to the store and a few more midnight runs as we scrambled to keep up.
While no two babies are ever the same, I can assure you that, especially during those first few weeks, they’re going to go through a lot of diapers and you don’t want to be caught unprepared like we were.
Stocking up ahead of time is still a great idea though! Just start your stockpile with 2-3 packs of newborn size diapers before moving on to the next size up. That way, if your little one fits into newborn diapers for a while, you’ve got some to get you started. You can always buy more when you need them.
If they fit into those newborn diapers for only a few days or don’t end up fitting into them at all, you haven’t wasted much money.
And speaking of money, you’ll need to have a plan for that as well. As any fellow parent will tell you, diapers aren’t cheap and you’ll be buying quite a few of them. So how do you prepare? Well,
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