I just recently had a baby daughter and
decided to share some of my experiences
for new parents. DISCLAIMER: This page is
in no way medical advice or anything of
the sort. This is one guys opinion and you
should take responsibility for yourself!
- We read a lot of books and attended classes
and nobody told us the mother would likely
have "the shakes" during the process.
A little upsetting if you are not sure why
it is happening...
don't need a complicated breast pump.
A hand operated one from Avent is the one
we use. Works better than the electric one
we received as a gift.
Babies will develop
a taste for a type of formula. Our baby
prefers enfamil (or breast milk). It seems
to dissolve better in water as well. Remember
that all baby formula makes great coffee
your wipes boxes!
- These make great containers for mittens,
little socks, washcloths, and spit up towels!
that snap in front! Anything that pulls
over the head is bad news!! Also, the outfits
that snap in the back are not that good, since
you have to roll them over. Anything over
the head or rolling them over may throw the
little one into a crying spree.
changing tower. Great for changing and
bathing baby. Don't assume you can do this
on the bed or in the crib. Your back will
pay for it, even if you are in shape!!!
car seat that snap in and out without unbelting.
We have one which also snaps into the stroller.
This is great for when she is sleeping, since
you don't have to wake her from the car seat
to the stroller. She actually sleeps better
some nights in the car seat than she does
in the crib... Also, make an appointment with
your local police department or fire department
to check the installation of the safety seat.
Most seats are not installed correctly!
diaper papers - If you work in a lab you
know what I am talking about! These are blue
papers you spread across the lab benches to
prevent spills. I found that the hospital
uses them as well. Makes a great disposable
to put under baby when changing!
bottle drying rack - Preferably with storage
drawers for the nipples and other accessories.
you don't need
bottle warmer - A little warm water in
a cup will normally heat the bottle just fine.
bottle sterilizer - A big pot of water
boiling on the stove does just fine. We received
one and have yet to use it.