Congratulations on the impending arrival of your little one! It is such an exciting and often overwhelming time, not knowing what’s to come or how best to prepare. The huge amount of baby products on the market are daunting to say the least. Postnatal advisor and maternity nurse Katie Thomas is here to provide clarity and practicality to the products you actually need.
You will see the essentials list is relatively short, as you can get by with fewer items than the baby care market will have you believe. There are multiple items on the ‘helpful, not essential’ list that Katie does highly recommend, so talking through your foreseeable needs and desires with her before your baby arrives, is incredibly beneficial. Her years of experience as a maternity nurse and nanny in homes, means she’s tried and tested everything on this list. Katie also provides expecting parents with her personal recommendations of each individual product. These are not sponsored and only provided upon request, contact Katie for more info.
Packing your hospital bag can be overwhelming – there are many unknowns when it comes to birth and the first days with your new baby, so knowing exactly what you’ll need can be daunting. Katie’s checklist covers all of the basics for you and baby. Always choose the most comfortable options, and remember friends and family will be waiting in the wings to come and visit, so any forgotten items can always be brought to you.
Katie offers a prenatal service, providing the opportunity to have any questions and anxieties calmed in the lead up to your birth, in addition to preparing a postnatal support plan. Contact Katie for more info.