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Baby Arrival Prep ChecklistYour new baby is on the way and you’re excited as ever! Everyone has told you to get prepared and you’re certain you’ve got the basics down, but we’ve put together a checklist just to assure you haven’t missed anything. You’ll be busy when your little one arrives so here are some ways to prepare.

1. Cook up a storm

As you can imagine, your hands will be full when your little one first arrives. Remembering to eat and making time to cook is more difficult than many new parents think. Take a day to cook as If it were Thanksgiving all over again and prepare a heap of meals now. You’ll be glad you did.

2. Wash your baby’s clothing

Washing brand new baby clothes is counterintuitive for many parents, but unfortunately baby clothes are manufactured in the same way our clothes are. That means there can be thousands of chemicals in the fabrics. To be safe, throw your baby’s clothing and bedding in the wash before his arrival. Be sure to use non-biological detergent that is gentle for baby’s sensitive skin.

3. Prepare your pets for changes

Your pet is your baby too, but soon you’ll have new star in the house that needs even more care. Make sure your pets don’t sleep in the same room with baby or in bed with you. Preparing for the adjustment beforehand will make them feel less rejected when your baby arrives. The last thing you want is your dog or cat scratching and gnawing at your baby when he falls asleep. Take precautions now.

4. Pack your hospital bag

Yes, of course you need one! As you get closer to your due date the odds of delivering off guard are at an all-time high. You can start packing your hospital bag yesterday. There are few write ups online that touch on what goes in these survival kit bags. Check them out and cross the essential s off your list sooner than later.

5. Stock up on the diapers

If you’re a first time mom, you may underestimate how many diapers you’ll go through with a new baby. You may even wonder why everyone at baby showers gifting diaper boxes. It’s an unoriginal gift that is absolutely essential. Newborns easily go through 10 diapers a day so make sure your inventory is ready for action.

6. Make it Sparkle!

Think of this time before arrives as spring cleaning on steroids! Your baby’s nest should be spotless when he arrives. Not just because of dust and germs but because you won’t have much time to clean when the baby gets here. Living in a clutter free home makes adjusting to the stress of having a new baby a lot easier.

Is our checklist complete? Tell us what else new parents should do to prepare for baby’s arrival in the comment section below!

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