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Creating a baby registry is an exciting rite of passage for expecting parents. It's a great way to get ready for baby's arrival and to flex your nesting skills. As you start building your baby registry with your partner, don't forget to add yourself, the mom-to-be, to the list. After all the heavy lifting you'll do for nine months, and for years to come, you deserve a few goodies too!
Seriously, though, your baby registry (and your life after baby) cannot be just about baby. You need to take care of your postpartum body and nurture your physical and emotional health during the early days with a newborn. We promise you, being the best mother you can be requires taking care of yourself too. So when you’re thinking about creating your perfect baby registry – here are three reasons why you should put yourself on the list too:
Comfort! You want to be comfortable when your body is healing from childbirth. You won’t be wearing your pre-pregnancy clothes right away so it’s nice to have stretchy, giving pants and nursing tanks that can be layered with cardigans. Consider avoiding tight waistbands and bras with wire during the early days.
Sleep. We all dream about sleep when caring for a newborn. While there may be many long nights in your future make it as easy as possible for yourself to get some rest! Register for new bedding or at the very least a new cozy blanket for your bed. Stock up on nursing nighties that make middle-of-the-night feeding easier.
Self-Care. During this exhausting time it’s so important to sneak in some self-care. When you're planning your baby registry, include a few things you can look forward to using, like that luxe face mask you’ve been wanting to splurge on or a Kindle to use while you nurse.
If you are concerned that your friends and family will only want to buy gifts for your newborn, we have you covered! Our adorable coordinating Mom & Baby Pajamas get all the ooh's and ahh's at the baby shower...making them the perfect gift for expecting moms. And for the gift givers who lean toward more practical gifts, our adorable Mama Robe is a sweet and thoughtful gift that a new mom is sure to love for years to come.
So while you're determining all of the gear and supplies you'll need for baby, keep in mind that a well-rounded baby registry should have fun, functional and fabulous gifts for both you and your little one. Putting all of these items on one baby gift registry is easy now too with these popular universal registries.