One of the most exciting things in a parent’s life is the day you bring your newborn baby home from the hospital. Here are some baby essentials to help you get through those first few difficult weeks of your newborn baby’s life.

First, it is important that the new mom try to get some sleep in during times that the baby is asleep, rather than only at night. Your newborn baby is on a 24 hour schedule, where she is waking up every two to three hours, around the clock, to eat and get a diaper change. This means that you, as the parent, are not getting a good night’s sleep.

You wake up when the baby wakes up. Initial feedings with a newborn baby can last up to 45 minutes to an hour plus the diaper change. Then you both have to get settled back to sleep, only to be woken up a couple of hours later to go through this same process. It can leave mom quite exhausted. So during the day it is important to find some time to nap during the baby’s nap.

It is recommended that mothers breastfeed their children for at least the first 6 months, with the goal of doing it for a full year. Baby things has so many benefits for the baby, as well as the mother. To make it even better, it costs nothing, which is great since formula is quite expensive.

Your baby will need to have his diaper changed regularly. Babies typically do not like being in a dirty or wet diaper.

Even more important, they can get a painful diaper rash if left in a wet diaper for too long, so be vigilant about diaper changes with your newborn baby.

Some babies need a lot of physical contact with mom at first. A baby carrier is a great way to keep your baby content while still allowing you to get things done. Just make sure baby has an open airway and isn’t being smothered. These tips should all help you enjoy time with your newborn baby.