So, I'm officially to the point in my pregnancy where daily someone says to me, “Wow, you look like you're ready to pop!” or “ Any day now, right?,” or simply stares at my belly first, because let’s face it, that is the first thing to enter the room. Believe me, I'm ready whenever she is! Any. Day. Now.
After my first round of nesting chaos, I realized just how much baby stuff I had. I mean, I think I could clothe the whole neighborhood for at least a year. But, in my cleaning and organizing frenzy, I realized there were a few things that I was missing. So here is what I forgot that I realized I simply had to have before Baby P arrives:
- Nipples for bottles. You can never have enough! You don’t realize how many pieces there are to the bottle until you start taking everything apart to clean, and of course, this takes up precious counter space. I love these boon products for drying; so smart and innovative. Gotta love an inexpensive space saver!
- Never enough hampers, small baskets or drawer dividers! Organize everything, and see how long that lasts!
- Bibs and burp cloths. Don’t underestimate how useful they are. They say babies are messy, right?
- Shampoos and washes. Okay, now that you've cleaned every inch of your home and every bit of baby clothes, make sure you have the right products to wash your baby! I love Honest Company, and they have a subscription service that automatically delivers. As a new mom in a walk-up apartment, this is a dream.
—Krystal, Newton Baby Customer Care Manager