So you've gotten the good news that you're expecting your first little one! Congrats, you're going to love being a mom. Seriously. But let me guess that right now you're a mess of emotions and queasiness? I get it. I've been there.
I remember stepping foot in Babies"R"Us for the first time and leaving with big crocodile tears streaming down my cheeks. I wanted to make the right decisions about what to buy, but I had no clue what was needed. What should I buy used? What could I borrow? My goodness, how in the world do I choose which bottle is right off of the huge bottle wall?? Do I even need bottles if I'm going to breast feed? Oh no, here comes the emotion...
I had a sweet friend who is a few years older sit me down and with a pen and paper I wrote out all of her suggestions. I read a bunch of books and combined it all together (with lots of tweeking after my babies were born) to come up with this list.
I hope it's helpful. Clearly, your preferences will be different than mine, but if you want an experienced mom's honest opinion, don't even think about registering for that wipes warmer and head over to the stuff you'll actually use. I've dished it all on the list. Pass it on to your girlfriends, they will thank you (mine have!)
And relax, you're going to be a great mom!
If you're interested in how to organize all of these things, check out my post all about how I tamed the baby clutter. Feeling like your little one needs a homemade paci clip, two-sided burp cloth or hanging crib toy organizer? You'll find all the tutorials here.
And shameless as it is, I have to put in a plug for my Etsy shop... I'd be thrilled to paint some nursery artwork for you that matches your bedding perfectly!