New Mama Newborn Tips, Hacks, and Tricks
Being a new mother is hard. If this is your first, second, third or whatever number child, we all have something we can learn when taking care of a newborn. We wanted to share with you some newborn hacks like how to protect baby from bugs, how to silently close a door on a sleeping baby, how to modestly breast pump and how to store that milk and more! A few things I am taking away are the breast milk paci’s and the medicine calendar! Hopefully these hacks lessen your stress and allow to you enjoy more time getting sweet snuggles from that little baby!
Layer crib bedding with a mattress protector, crib sheet, mattress protector, and crib sheet. This will help with diaper blow outs or middle of the night sickness. we have tried this and it worked great! More baby ideas from Two Twenty One.
Pumping? Make your own Breast Pump Bra with this idea from Lil Miss. It still provides some modesty! This could save you about $30 (the price of a pumping bra, especially if you can find a cheaper sports bra.)
Organize your bibs, put a command hook on the back of your baby’s high chair to say organized. I have yet to try this but it is on my list of things to do! Source.
Does baby have gas? Relieve with this method. It worked for my little guy! Source.
Keep a door silent when you sneak out of the room with this no-sew door latch cover. You will love this, it keeps baby from crying when they hear the door shut! Has anyone tried this? Idea from Project Nursery.
Having had a baby, this cart is genius and I love the idea. I feel like I have 1000 places for changing diapers in the home, so this keeps everything together and let’s you roll it along. You can grab one here. Idea on Love Laugh Mirch
Keep track of your baby’s medicine calendar with this Sharpie idea from Lovezilla. This I have to give a try – genius!
Additionally, if you need to give medicine, do it with a pacifier that has a hole cut in the tip! Wonder if baby will go for this trick!? Source.
Make your own no-sew teething guard for baby’s crib. You had me at no-sew! I cannot begin to tell you how much this idea would have saved me in repainting the crib with my middle child. Idea from Jane Marie Blog.
Teething or need some extra soothing? Make mother’s milk popsicles and pacifier bites with this tutorial. Source. I have tried this with water and it worked great!
Organize your frozen milk in an old soda box. I did this with my third and it was such a perfect idea! Idea from Fit Mommy Diaries.
Cover your baby with a fitted crib sheet over a Pack ‘n Play to keep mosquitoes and other bugs away. Source.
Did you realize why onesies have envelope folds in the shoulders, this trick works wonders for an explosive diaper! Watch the Video.
How much does baby sleep? Take a look at this chart to get a general idea for ages and stages and lengths of sleep. Chart from She Knows.
Keep bath toys clean by covering the hole with hot glue. This keeps out mold and other bacteria spots. Idea from We Love Being Moms.
Go shoe shopping without the kids. Trace their feet for measurements before you go! Idea from A Beautiful Ruckus.
Speaking of shoes, identify left and right shoes. Put a sticker that is cut in half in your toddler’s shoes. Idea from One Creative Housewife.
Transitioning to a toddler bed, keep the kids from falling out with this trick – a fitted sheet and pool noddle, who knew?! Source.
Don’t let baby gates mess up your stair rails or walls with this method. Source.
As baby gets older, follow the steps of this Baby Proofing Checklist. List from Hello Bee.
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