Tweedlebud Heather's Advice for New Mamas

May 06, 2013

As a first timer, I have been reaching out to all the experienced mamas I know out there to find out what kinds of things I need to do to prepare for the baby. Everyone has such different tips and they are all so good! 

Today I am introducing a new Tweedlebud- Heather! She worked with Mr. Tweedle until she had her beautiful baby boy Caelen in September. Here some advice from her for all you new mamas out there. 

5 Top Things Worth Investing In….

These are the top five things that have helped us out immensely, hopefully you find use in them and they make your life a bit easier during what can be a very chaotic time!

1) Rocking Chair – get a rocking chair. If you only have a few dollars to spend, make sure it’s on a rocking chair. There are a lot of baby gimmicks out that you can spend a fortune on (and will probably never use), but a rocking chair will be a life saver for both you and baby especially if your baby has trouble falling asleep on his/her own.

2) Floor Heater and/or Cooling Fan – Depending on the season baby is born in, I recommend purchasing (if you don’t already have one) either a small space heater or fan to have on when baby is sleeping. Babies love white noise since it’s all they’ve heard while being in uterus. By having one of these devices on during nap time or at night, baby will sleep more soundly (and hopefully for longer periods), and it’s also a great diversion for them so you can get things done in other parts of the house without them hearing you and waking up.

3) Tupperware Storage Containers – If you’re lucky enough to be surrounded by people who are getting rid of their baby stuff they don’t use or need anymore, you are going to be given a lot of stuff. A LOT, including clothes of all sizes. One of the best things I’ve done is purchased three or four big totes, labelled them, and separated the clothing into appropriate sizes, for example 0-3mos, 3-6mos, 6-9mos, and 9-12mos. Then when you are tired as a dog but still want to dress your baby in the morning, you can just stick your hand in the tote and pull up something that will fit. Another great benefit is you will be able to see what you have and attempt to wear as much as you can before the baby grows out of the product. Sometimes you get so many clothes that it’s impossible to wear everything, but at least this way when it’s categorized you hopefully won’t miss anything.

4) Change Table with Shelves – You will acquire (as in people will probably dump a whole crap-load) of receiving blankets that you’ll need to have on hand when your little one decides to pee all over the place while get his/her bum changed. And trust me, those little “teepees for peepees” gadgets DO NOT work. At the end of the day, your walls are still covered in pee and you’re going to need something to clean it up with. The shelves are also ideal for putting extra diapers, wipes, bum cream, etc. on for easy access.

5) Jumparoo – When babies gets old enough (somewhere around 5 months or so) they will want to spend all their time and energy in a jumparoo. They are experimenting with their legs and are able to clearly examine all the toys connected to the jumparoo, which means you get an extra 15-20 minutes a day to yourself without worrying how to entertain your baby while having a shower.

Looks like Heather did something right!! Caelen is a happy guy :))


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