Preparing for Your Newborn: What You Need as a New Mom

Preparing for Your Newborn: What You Need as a New Mom

Sep 29 , 2022

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Preparing for a newborn can be a lot of work. From the baby shower to running to appointments to getting all the newborn essentials, it can be overwhelming especially for new moms. Don’t worry moms, we came up with a list of what you will need as a new mom. Not only does this list include essentials for your newborn but also essentials for you. Being a mom is so rewarding, but it’s also a challenging job. Let’s get ahead of the game and start preparing for your newborn baby now. Keep reading for some tips! 

Baby essentials | What you need as a new mom

Baby Essentials 

The list is endless when it comes to baby essentials. There are obviously going to be your most needed items such as baby clothes, a crib, a stroller, a car seat, diapers, and bottles. This is just a tiny list of essentials for your baby on the way. Unfortunately, there is so much more you will need, so check out this list to start preparing. 

One thing that is crucial for you and your baby is breastfeeding equipment. Breastfeeding is a journey and can be difficult. Clogged milk ducts, difficulty with latching, and mastitis are just some of the common struggles breastfeeding moms face. For new moms, you might not even know where to start when it comes to breastfeeding equipment. Sure, everyone will tell you to invest in nursing gear, but what are the specifics? Since you can encounter many difficulties while breastfeeding it’s best to be prepared and try to prevent them. 

A great way to do this is to inform and educate yourself early, so you feel empowered and know what to do when you run into any issues. Getting lactation support early, before issues arise, is crucial. If you have insurance, they will cover one pump per baby and if you realize that pumping will become an integral part of your breastfeeding journey, like it does for most nursing moms, our Lilu Massager + Bra is a great way to establish, maintain and increase your milk supply while pumping. 

Our Lilu Massager + Bra allows you to go hands-free while pumping. The lactation massage cushions work to massage both breasts while you pump and are right inside the bra. It’s the best of both worlds! This product can help alleviate clogged ducts, and empty your breast more fully. This is a win for both baby and mom. 

Breastfeeding and pumping essentials for new moms

Postpartum Essentials 

Postpartum is a whole new world compared to pre-baby time. During postpartum your body goes through many changes. You may experience pain, fatigue, depression, hair loss and so much more. It’s important to remember that these changes impact your physical and mental strength a great amount, which is why you need to give yourself some grace. 

You can never be fully prepared for your newborn and postpartum recovery because there are a lot of unknowns still left to discover. However, you can prepare as much as possible. It’s important to stock up on postpartum essentials, like special underwear, healing creams, and feminine care products. Your body will need some TLC after giving birth so try and prepare these essentials beforehand. A great option for new moms is this postpartum recovery essentials kit

In addition to getting some postpartum essentials to heal your body physically, you could also use some mental and emotional support as well. Postpartum depression can be very serious and impacts a lot of new moms. It’s important to meet with a mental health professional and discuss treatment options like getting depression treatment online if you are experiencing signs of depression. Being a new mom it can be hard to leave the house so finding a way you can still take care of your mental well-being and be a present new mother is ideal. 

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Socialize, Assistance & Enjoyment 

As a new mom, you can find it hard to find the time to do anything. Whether you just want to tidy up around the house, take a walk, or see some friends and family, finding the time is challenging. Although it is challenging it is still important for you to schedule a time to socialize and do things you enjoy. Don’t worry you can still do these things with your newborn. If you love to take walks around your neighborhood, call up your best friend and have them join you and your baby. Check out this list of strollers that are great for walks on any kind of terrain. 

While you’re spending time with your friend, invite them in for a bit. Maybe ask them to hang out with your little ones while you take a shower or finish up the laundry. Friends and family usually want to help you out as much as possible because they know the stress that comes with being a new mom. And besides, who wouldn’t love some baby snuggles? 

Make preparing for your newborn less stressful by following these tips. It can be hard to balance everything all at once because there is so much going on pre and post-baby. Bring some calm to the storm by preparing as much as possible before, so you can have an easier postpartum experience. 

Lilu is a Women’s Health company building tech-enabled devices to empower new moms. Our first product, the Lilu Massage Bra, mimics compression massage, so you can empty your breasts fully to establish, increase and maintain your milk supply. Pump up to 50% more milk each session, all while going hands-free.
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Lilu Massage Bra


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