1. Set up a nursery
A nursery should be set up in the child's room as soon as possible. The room should be furnished with a crib, changing table, and a place to store diapers and other supplies.
2. Register for baby products
Parents will need to register for baby products such as car seats, strollers, and bottles. It is important to do this early because some items may need to be ordered or may be back-ordered.
3. Schedule doctor appointments
Parents should schedule doctor appointments for the baby as soon as possible. This will help ensure that the baby is up-to-date on all of their vaccinations and screenings.
4. Plan for the arrival of the baby
Parents should create a birth plan and packing list for the hospital. This will help ensure that they have everything they need when the baby is born.
5. Purchase baby supplies
Parents will need to purchase diapers, wipes, formula, and other supplies for the baby. It is important to stock up on these items before the baby is born so that there is no rush after the baby arrives.
6. Prepare for life with a new baby
Parents should prepare their home for a new baby by childproofing cabinets and installing gates around the stairs. They should also put away any hazardous materials that could be dangerous to a child.