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How To Prepare For Your Baby’s Arrival

If you are 8 months into the pregnancy and find yourself majorly underprepared then don’t panic you still have time to prepare for your new arrival. Having a baby should be the most important thing you ever do in your life so it’s obviously you will want to be ready when it actually happens. Here are some tips to help you be prepared for the person who is going to change your life forever.

Don’t Neglect Your Relationship

When your baby arrives it can be easy to only focus on them and forget that you have a partner who needs your love and affection too. It can be a hard transition from being in a couple where your partner is the centre of your universe and bringing a third person into the mix who requires just as much if not more of your attention and love. Once your new baby is home and settled then you should try to take some time to spend together even if it’s just one night a week.

Get Your Finances In Place

In an ideal scenario you would have planned to have a baby after you have reached a good financial situation so that you can afford all of the costs that come along with raising a child however life rarely works out that well. If you are expecting a baby then you still have time to work out how much everything will cost and if both you and your partner need to work or if one of you can stay at home to look after them.

Get Help When You Can

Don’t wait for your baby to get here before looking for help to cope with the demand on your time and body. It can be exhausting looking after a new born baby and just imagine how much harder it would be if you have twins or triplets. The fact is that you are going to need some help so it’s best to get in place before hand. If your parents are willing to babysit every now and again to give you a night off then organise a schedule so that you know when you will be able to have a break from nappies and feedings.

Be Ready For Labour

You might go into labour at any time so like a good boy scout you should be always prepared. Back a bag with all of the things you want for the hospital and keep it by the door. Plan your route to the hospital, do you have a car or will you need to get a lift from a friend? Have all of your emergency contacts on speed dial just in case you are alone when it happens. Being well prepared will give you good peace of mind and will make the whole thing seem less daunting when it finally happens.

Pamela Reed recently gave birth and she is glad that she prepared for the arrival well in advance leaving here free to enjoy being a mother and to create baby albums to look back on in the future.