Finding out that you’re having a baby is one of the most exciting moments of your life. I still remember the exact moment that I found out I was pregnant after six years of trying. Seeing those two lines come up on the pregnancy test was a magical, beautiful experience.
Of course, five minutes later I was buying every book available on pregnancy and raising a baby! I’m a researcher. I like to know everything about a subject, including tips on how to be the best mom possible. I probably bought at least 25 books to prepare me for this little bundle of joy:
Preparing for Motherhood with Walmart & Pampers
While books are great for research, nothing prepares you better than tips from real moms. Did you know that Walmart.com has an awesome section called New Mom Stories and Tips? I love the tips on nutritional guidelines for pregnancy and things to do before your baby arrives. They even have a step-by-step diaper changing guide!
Speaking of Walmart.com, have you checked out their baby registry? It’s fantastic! Walmart makes it so easy to figure out all the things you need when you’re having a baby. When I made my registry for my son, I didn’t have a handy checklist. Do you know, I didn’t even think to put diapers on it? Thankfully my friends and family knew to include them!
You’ll definitely want to add Pampers Swaddlers Super Pack to that list. My son was a preemie. He came home from the hospital at just over 4 pounds. Pampers® Swaddlers in preemie size not only fit right, they’re made of soft materials. That was super important to me, as preemies have such delicate skin.
Just for fun, I created my own baby registry on Walmart.com. It’s been a while since I got to do this, so I was a little overwhelmed by all the new baby products. Thank goodness for the registry checklist!
Funny story: my brother and sister-in-law had their first baby on Christmas Day, 2013. Before she was born, my brother and I were talking about baby registries. He said they weren’t planning to make one, they would just ask for gift cards. I explained to him that people (at least in our family) LOVE the chance to buy cute baby stuff again, so even if he got gift cards, he would still get something specific for the baby. I warned him: if you don’t make a registry, you will end up with 500 receiving blankets!
He had no idea what a receiving blanket is, but decided he didn’t need 500 of them, so he heeded my warning and made a registry. Bottom line: make the registry, otherwise you’ll end up with everything you don’t need and nothing that you DO need! Don’t forget to add those Pampers® Swaddlers!
What are your must-have baby registry items to add? Tell us in the comments!