Главная 7 Wellness Blog 7 Parenting Preparation Checklist
Contents Here is a list of things that are usually considered more essential: Other Essentials for mom and baby (less necessary, but helpful) Parenting Preparation Checklist First-time parents often struggle with the challenge of preparing for the responsibilities that come with parenthood.

Parenting Preparation Checklist

Contents

Parenting Preparation Checklist

First-time parents often struggle with the challenge of preparing for the responsibilities that come with parenthood. Talking with other parents can help.

They can recommend support services including child care, medical care, products to use and parenting strategies. They can also give you many useful tips that you might otherwise overlook.

If your available resources are limited, you can check with your local pregnancy center, church, hospital or community organization to find out about parenting classes and other resources.

Contact a pregnancy educator toll-free at 1-800-672-2296 to get connected to parenting resources in your area. In the meantime, the following list can help you get started.

Take Parenting Classes: Parenting classes can teach you the basics about child care, discipline and family relationships.

Get the Essentials: There are countless baby products in the marketplace, but only a few are essential for when you bring your baby home.

Don’t feel the need to rush out and get everything all at once. However, it is good to be prepared.

Here is a list of things that are usually considered more essential:

  • Car Seat and baby neck brace – Hospitals require parents to have a car seat for their baby before they take their child home.
  • Diapers – Also make sure to have wipes, baby powder, and diaper rash cream.
  • Bassinet or Crib and linens – It is important to have a secure and safe place for your baby to sleep.
  • Formula and Bottles/Breast Pump – If you are not planning to breastfeed, you will need to buy formula for your baby.If you are planning to breastfeed, contact your insurance provider or your local WIC office to obtain a breast pump.
  • First Aid – Learn CPR for infants and children.
  • Maternity Leave – Most states have laws in place that require companies to allow working mothers and fathers up to 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave for the birth of a child. The law is called the Family Medical Leave Act.
  • Child Care: Decide ahead of time how you are going to handle routine and emergency child care situations.

Other Essentials for mom and baby (less necessary, but helpful)

 

  • (At birth) Swaddling and/or Receiving blanket
  • Onesies & pajamas
  • Burp cloths
  • Socks, mittens, hats
  • Diaper bag
  • Grooming kit (baby nail clippers, nasal aspirator, thermometer, bottle nipple, etc)
  • Baby wash and lotion

 

 

  • Comfy clothes
  • Maxi pads (NO tampons)
  • Ice packs (for incision or vagina)
  • (If breastfeeding) Nursing bras, breast pads, lanolin cream

 

 

Похожие статьи

  • Single Parenting: Making the Best Out of It

    Single Parenting Parenting while having a career or going to school can be a challenge. The following are ways that allow you as a single parent to make…

  • Types of Parenting

    Types of Parenting Many people believe that there are three options when facing an unplanned pregnancy, abortion, adoption, and parenting. When making a…

  • My Girlfriend is Pregnant

    Contents Here s one example of a situation where the two parties disagreed: Barrier Methods, Hormonal Birth Control, Family Planning My Girlfriend is…

  • Adoption: FAQs

    Contents How involved can I be with my baby, and will my child get a chance to contact me years from now? How do I know my baby will be safe with someone…

  • The Adoption Process for Birth Parents

    Contents The basic steps of the adoption process are as follows: What should I expect when I go to the adoption agency? I m a minor. Will my parents have…

О admin

Оставить комментарий

Этот сайт использует Akismet для борьбы со спамом. Узнайте как обрабатываются ваши данные комментариев.

x

Check Also

Menstruation: A Journey Through Your Cycle, APA

Menstruation: A Journey Through Your Cycle Home / Women's Health / Menstruation: A Journey Through Your Cycle Menstruation is the discharge of blood and tissue from the lining of your uterus that occurs at the beginning of your menstrual cycle.

Best Pregnancy Pillow For Pregnancy (VIDEO) Wellness Blog

Contents 5. Moonlight Slumber Comfort-U Total Body Support Pillow 6. Preggle Chic Jersey XL Extra Long Comfort Air-Flow Body Pillow Discover the Maternity Pregnancy Pillow Pros and Cons! JOIN THE APA NEWSLETTER Maternity Photo Shoot Ideas and Tips   Best Pregnancy Pillow For Pregnancy (VIDEO) W ho could have imagined sleep during pregnancy would become a challenge? Looks like a job for hands down the best pregnancy pillow.

HPV During Pregnancy: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

Human Papillomavirus: HPV HPV During Pregnancy: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention HPV, the Genital Human Papillomavirus, is a viral infection that affects nearly 6,200,000 new individuals each year.

Health – Fitness Archives Wellness Blog

Category - Health & Fitness A great way to bond with your baby during pregnancy is to track your baby's development month by month. Labor and birth are the most anticipated part of a pregnancy.

Comité Asesor Médico

Contents Helpful Information Pregnancy Comité Asesor Médico La se compromete a proporcionar usted con la información más precisa y actualizada relacionada con su embarazo reproductiva, y las necesidades de salud sexual.

Premature Ovarian Failure: Premature Menopause

Contents Is there a difference between Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) and Menopause? What are the Symptoms for Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)? What are my options if I have Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)? Premature Ovarian Failure: Premature Menopause Home / Women's Health / Premature Ovarian Failure: Premature Menopause Approximately 1 in every 1000 women between the ages of 15-29 and 1 in every 100 women between the ages of 30-39 are affected by premature ovarian failure (POF) also called premature menopause.

Labor and Delivery Prenatal Classes (VIDEO), APA Wellness Blog

Contents JOIN THE APA NEWSLETTER Bonding with your Baby: Making the Most of the First Six Weeks   Labor and Delivery Prenatal Classes (VIDEO) This is part two of a three-part Prenatal Classes series by midwife Holliday Tyson.

Fibroid Tumors: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Contents Fibroid Tumors: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment What are the different types of fibroids in the uterus? What is the health concerns related to uterine fibroids? Fibroid Tumors; Fibroid Uterus Fibroid Tumors: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment Fibroid tumors are usually undetected non-cancerous masses that grow in the uterus.

Breastfeeding Latch: Proper Positioning

Breastfeeding Latch The most important part of successful breastfeeding is the latch. If your baby is not properly latched on to your breast, feedings could be painful.

Yeast Infections

Yeast Infections A yeast infection occurs when the normal levels of acid and yeast in the vagina are out of balance and cause a very uncomfortable, but not serious, condition called a yeast infection.

Hives During Pregnancy: Causes, Treatment – Prevention

Hives During Pregnancy About 1 in 5 pregnant women experience changes in their skin during pregnancy, including acne, skin darkening, and stretch marks. Although women may feel self-conscious about these new “beauty marks,” skin changes during pregnancy are a normal occurrence.

Genital Herpes

Genital Herpes Genital herpes, also known as herpes simplex virus (HSV), is a viral infection that affects nearly 1,600,000 new individuals each year. Approximately 45 million Americans are currently infected with genital herpes.

Bonding with your Baby: Making the Most of the First Six Weeks Wellness Blog

Bonding with your Baby: Making the Most of the First Six Weeks It doesn’t matter whether you birthed your baby or received that blessing through adoption, it is amazing how many moms hold their newborn baby in their arms and then look up with that puzzled expression on their face and ask the question, now what? The good news is that moms often instinctually know what to do. Most of it is natural, and it comes out of a deep commitment to care and love for that fragile new creation.

Urinary Tract Infection – Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

Contents What are the signs and symptoms of urinary tract infections? How do I know if I have a urinary tract infection (UTI)? What is the treatment for urinary tract infections? Urinary Tract Infection: Bladder Infection Home / Women's Health / Urinary Tract Infection: Bladder Infection A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial inflammation in the urinary tract.

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), American Pregnancy on PMS

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) & Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Home / Women's Health / Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) & Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) Approximately 85% of women who menstruate report changes in the days or weeks before their menstruation that cause problems that affect their normal lives.

Abnormal Pap Smear

Abnormal Pap Smear Women are encouraged to start getting yearly Pap smears at the age of 21 or within 3 years of becoming sexually active. Pap smears are not diagnostic tests, but they are screening tools used to find any abnormal cells or dysplasia in the cervix.

Donor Milk: Is It Safe?

Donor Milk Breastmilk is the prefect food for your baby, and the best breastmilk is your own. However, if you cannot provide breastmilk, donor milk may be available from your hospital or local milk bank.

Introducing the Bottle to Your Baby: Getting Started

Introducing the Bottle Once breastfeeding is going well, your baby can begin drinking your breast milk from a bottle. You should avoid feeding your baby with a bottle if there are any problems with nursing at your breast, because it can confuse your baby and increase the breastfeeding difficulties.

Tipped Uterus: Tilted Uterus

Tipped Uterus: Tilted Uterus The uterus is the hollow, pear-shaped organ where a developing fetus will grow. The uterus is normally in a straight vertical position.

Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection that affects over 700,000 new individuals each year. The current number of cases is unknown. It is common for individuals infected to not have any symptoms.

Breastfeeding While Pregnant: Safety and Challenges

Breastfeeding While Pregnant Breastfeeding During Pregnancy: Safety and Challenges You may have just started adjusting to breastfeeding only to find out you are pregnant again.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B Hepatitis B is a viral infection that affects nearly 73,000 new individuals each year. Approximately 1,250,000 people in the United States are carriers of this disease.

Nutrition During Breastfeeding

Nutrition During Breastfeeding Home / Breastfeeding / Nutrition During Breastfeeding To Breastfeed or Not to Breastfeed? If you are expecting, you are probably giving some thought to how you will feed your bundle of joy once she enters the world.

Ovarian Cancer Resources

Contents What are clinical trials and how can I enroll in one? I’ve been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Where can I find help & support? Ovarian Cancer Resources If you’ve been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you probably have a lot of questions.