First things first, YOU HAVE PERMISSION to OVA DO IT!
Nothing trumps the joy of a first time Mom with an AMEX ready to SWIPE! HA.
However there are a few tips that I’ve found to help you ball TIL you fall without killing your savings account too!
First Time Mom Tips:
1) Use Nursery Checklists As Guide BUT not the Bible.
Stores Like Target, Walmart, Pottery Barn Kids, Google and virtual any Mom Blog will have their own version of a “Must Have Registry or Nursery” lists. Now, yes the items they highlight are often needed but some of them represent mommy preferences. Thus don’t download the page and feel pressured to get everything or worse feel like you are neglecting your responsibilities if you don’t necessary want something recommended from that list.
2) Categorize Your Wish List
Outline your home thinking about everything, everyone, and each room you envision these folks plus your baby residing in. Then, create “Categories” for each like this for example:
Nursery: Bedding, Decor, Diapering, Lounge/Play or Soothing Items
Bathroom: Bathing, Safety, Storage
i.e diaper genie/baby bath etc.
Kitchen: Feeding& Storage
Living/Family Room: Napping/Lounging
Playroom/Play Area: Toys, Educational items, Safety etc.
Guest Room: Sanitizer Burp Cloths Covers
Now in addition here are some other “Key” pieces of info I believe is good to know:
1A) It is never too early to Baby Proof your home!
I suggest just getting it out of the way as you are preparing for baby. Why, because as soon as baby gets here, your life is going to change in record speed!!!
You will literally be hitting the ground running. So just go on ahead and get as much out of the way and done as you possibly can; in anticipation for the arrival of your sweet prince or princess.
2B. You don’t NEED everything today!
Babies are like a box of chocolates you never know what you’re gonna get!
Yes you got your coinz together and have a special savings just for this blessing. AND YES between Grandma & Tee Tee the nursery is gonna literally be overloaded with gifts. BUT be very strategic about not only what you chose (Brands) but also the quantity of things. The last thing you are going to want to have is a bunch of un-usable items!?
You might get a super sensitive baby
Or an irritable to everything
Or even an allergic to cotton (YES & YIKES)
OR a Can’t stand the heat thus hates blankets
Or an EYE hate pacifiers and rubery things babino LOL so hmm yeah you get the point!
3C. Lastly DO YOU BOO Boo!
Each Mama has his or her own style so embrace it. Don’t let anyone make you feel some type of way about anything you DECIDE you want to do or don’t want to for YOUR baby 😉
We are all uniquely made in this momlife circle of love thus, the way we approach our Mommy self will not be a one size fits all! SOO Stand in your truth hunty and ALWAYS trust your God Given intuition SHE will never steer you wrong!
AND Remember….You got this Mama💪🏾…So go get READY to Be Fearless as you and the Prince/ss of Cuteness scroll through the city dripping in all those blessings!
The Moms Guide~