Things I Wish I Knew
Preparing for the arrival of a new baby is a wonderful and exciting time. When I was pregnant, setting up my baby’s nursery felt surreal. Making decisions for someone I haven’t met yet, who’s favorite color is based on mine mixed with a little imagination, getting lost in thought as I folded tiny baby clothes that couldn’t possibly fit because they’re so small. It was unimaginable how I was going to gently push his fragile arm through the small hole that I traced with my pregnant and swollen finger, getting lost in thought about who he might be and what he might look like. I spent hours in his room trying to predict his every need. It was euphoric.
I had minimal experience with babies, and wish I had a list of tips and tricks to help better prepare me for these little scenarios.
So, with just 8 months of parenting under my belt, here are some things I learned that I wish I knew sooner. Today’s tips are for diapers and setting up your changing station if you have one.