Are you about to welcome a new baby into your life? May we be yet another person to congratulate you on this happy news if so. We are sure you will have a wonderful time with your little one, despite the occasional sleepless nights that are part and parcel of motherhood.
And as you are preparing for this bouncing bundle of joy in your life, you will be busy stocking up on all of the expected items that are needed. You will probably be browsing internet posts on how to choose a pram, for example, and visiting baby boutiques for the latest in infant fashion. But there are some items that you perhaps haven’t considered, and we will list some of them below.
#1: An emergency beauty kit
Why do you need it?
Well, you will have less time on your hands to care for your beauty needs each day. Where once upon a time you spent an hour in front of the mirror getting yourself ready for the world in the morning, you will now be too busy looking after the needs of your little one. While this doesn’t matter if you’re planning on staying at home all day, you might start to feel a little embarrassed if you have a schedule of parenting groups, family visits, and other appointments filling up your day. Therefore, get an emergency beauty kit ready, so you have everything you need to prettify yourself at a moment’s notice. As examples, you might want to include a comb, makeup, nail polish, and even some hand soap and a bottle of dry shampoo in the event that you don’t get chance to jump in the shower!
#2: Scented candles
Why do you need them?
Well, in the event that you might have an expected or unexpected visitor to your home, you are going to need something to cover up the smell of your little one if he or she suddenly decides to cause a bit of a stink in their diapers. And visitors or no visitors, when it comes to changing time, you will probably be grateful for a few fragrant aromas to permeate through your breathing space too! Therefore, excite your senses with these scented candles, which, unlike your little one’s diaper, will attract rather than repel any visitors to your home.
#3: A selection of healthy snacks
Why do you need them?
Well, with all of the running around you will be doing throughout the day, there might be times when you go hungry because you don’t get a lot of time to eat. And you might also become exhausted because of your baby’s ever-increasing demands on your time. Having a few easy-to-reach healthy snack items will ensure you don’t go hungry during the day, and should your energy levels drop, you will also have something to boost your mental and physical state. Visit your local store for what you might need then, or have a regular supply delivered to your door through a subscription service. You need never miss out on your personal feeding time again!
So, when you’re putting together your list of baby essentials, don’t forget the suggestions we have made too. And if there is anything else you think new moms need, please let us know by adding to our comments below.
Take care, and thanks for reading.
Hi, I’m Anna the Editor of Beauty and Lace. This website was my first baby and since its launch, I’ve gained three kids, a husband, and a puppy! We want to keep this space positive, we are all about sharing the things we love – and avoiding the things we don’t. Happy reading x