You are expecting a baby this fall and would like to make sure everything goes smoothly? Well you are not alone out there. In fact, the third trimester usually comes with hip pain and backaches as your baby is head down and kicking away. As the new season approaches, your last three months can be exciting but discomfy too.
Fortunately, there are ways to deal with those discomforts that come with the third trimester of pregnancy. Shopping for cute fall baby clothes is one of the best ways to ease the panic of knowing you’re about to welcome your baby soon. But what else? Let’s find out in the section below.
Cutest Fall Baby Clothes For Your Little One
Even though it’s fall, babies can get overheated. Besides, because your baby will spend most of their time indoors, it’s important to layer them up in lightweight and breathable outfits like long-sleeved bodysuits, rompers, or one-piece.
Prepare your Postpartum Clothes
When you shop for maternity clothing, remember these basic things to get the most out of your budget:
- Repurpose your maternity clothes. Don’t throw away your maternity clothes as soon as you get home from the hospital. Any maternity bottoms with an elastic waist will still come in handy even after your baby’s birth.
- Flexibility. Make sure you pay attention to the fabric of the postpartum clothes you’re buying because you don’t know exactly how your body is gonna change after pregnancy. So, anything with a flex fabric, a stretch fabric, or a jersey fabric is definitely what you should go for.
- Go for nursing support. Breastfeeding should ideally start soon after your baby is born, so having some postpartum clothes that help you feel comfortable with this task in the early stage is not a bad idea.
Dressing Your Baby in Layers
On windy days, make sure to add another layer to your baby outfits such as a long sleeve shirt and leggings. Also, you can finish up the outfit with a cute baby jacket, hat, mittens, and booties to keep your baby’s hands and feet warm when going out. For indoor outfits, start with a bodysuit or onesie and add a top layer like a one-piece with feet or a pajama.
The trick here is to dress your baby just like what you’re dressed, then add one more layer! For example, if you’re wearing a sweater and jeans, simply dress your little one in a romper, a hoodie or sweater, and pants.
Get Your Nursery Items in Check
It’s never too early to decorate or add any twist to your baby’s nursery, especially if it’s your first child. Besides the colors and decorations, you should make sure that the nursery is airy. Plus, natural lighting and efficient ventilation are also crucial.
Even though there is actually no restriction or limit for what you can include in your nursery, just make sure that the basics are there. These include:
- A crib
- Station designated for changing diapers
- A comfy chair for nursing and settling your baby
- A wardrobe for storing baby’s clothes and other items
This will be one of the first items your baby uses when they get home. And, your baby might need a lot of them per day! Therefore, bulk buying will help you save a lot of time and money. Also, remember to stock up on other essential items like soft wipes or diaper rash creams.
Additionally, cloth diapers are an excellent alternative to disposable ones because they are soft on your baby’s skin and reusable. However, with cloth diapers, you will have to spend more time washing them.
Keep the Indoor Temperature Right
During fall or winter, your biggest concern should be your newborn baby being too cold. However, High indoor temperatures can also be a problem because low humidity can dry your baby’s delicate skin. To avoid that, keep your indoor temperature anywhere between 68° and 72°F (20° to 22.2°C).
Now is the perfect time to babyproof your home if you have not already done so! Although it will take some time before your little one can start crawling around the house, it’s never too early to child-proof your house. You should pay attention to open electrical output and sharp edges on stairs or tables first. Then, work on the lower windows, drawers, and open doors.
Throw a Homecoming Party
What better way to welcome your newborn baby than throwing a party with the whole family. Don’t forget to invite your friends so you might get extra gifts out of it too!