Must Haves for Momma Monkey - Before Baby Edition

Must Haves for Momma Monkey - Before Baby Edition

After the excitement of announcing your pregnancy comes the overwhelming thought of registering for your baby shower!  I don't know about you, but I needed my two best friends who have kids to help me.  Remember to be practical. Try not to get in over your head.  It's easy to do.  I know, I did it! 

What is it you and your baby can't live without?  These are my must haves I wish I had on hand before my Little Monkey was born.

We never know what kind of baby we will have.  One who will be a great sleeper or one like mine, who we needed to find a remedy for the dreaded Witching Hour that would happen every night for 9 weeks as soon as the sun would go down and last between 1-3 hours. In this case, we eventually found out about Gerber Soothe Probiotic Colic Drops.  We also learned about The Happiest Baby on the Block book by Harvey Karp, M.D.  The 5 S's of calming your baby!  These two items are something to have before the baby comes.  I'm an optimistic person but I also like to be prepared for any situation too :)

Breastfeeding.  It's not for everyone and that's ok! You may decide not to breastfeed or perhaps you are unable to.  However, if you are wanting to, I would recommend using Lanolin nipple cream a couple times a day approximately two weeks before your due date.  You may also realize the need for nursing pads prior to your Little Monkey's arrival.  Hey Mama were my favorite nursing pads to use. 

Keep an eye out for the next Our Monkey Business post!  We will be making a Must Have List for the Little Monkeys:)

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