Things you may have forgotten to do before Baby arrives

Things you may have forgotten to do before Baby arrives

Your nursery is set up, your car seat is installed and you have packed your hospital bag. You think you're ready for your baby's arrival? You might be wrong! There are still some things you may have forgotten. These are the things you should do before your baby arrives.

Batch cooking

You never know how much energy you will have when the baby arrives. It is possible that you are so exhausted from caring for your baby that cooking seems completely out of reach. You might be tempted instead to order takeout or ready-to-eat meals. These will provide a quick and easy meal that requires very little effort. This will not give you the nutrition support you need and could make you feel even more tired and drained.

Batch cooking is a great option before your baby arrives. You can prepare a variety of favorite meals and then freeze them in individual portions. You can rest assured that you'll have a healthy and delicious meal ready for you when you're not feeling like cooking.

Life Insurance

Are you able to afford a life insurance policy? Although it is not something we enjoy thinking about, you should make sure your children are properly cared for if you are unable to be there. This is where the right life insurance policy can be crucial.

What does life insurance coverage include? Every policy is different. It is important that you choose a policy that provides the coverage you require at a price that suits you. You need to make sure you get the right policy for your family. We must always be prepared for any eventuality, however dire it may seem.

Elderer siblings

It is possible that you have been too busy preparing for the baby, but neglected to talk about the new arrival with your children. It is important that you take the time to sit down with your firstborns and help them adjust to their new siblings.

You must let them know that you will not replace them with a baby. Also, that you love them and support them. As much as possible, get them excited about becoming a big sister or brother. This will help you to have a smooth transition when your baby arrives.

Clean your floors

Your baby will spend a lot time on the ground. They will spend a lot of time on the floor whether they are crawling around or having tummy time on a pad. Consider how much dirt you are able to track on your shoes. Are you able to walk your pets on the floor? They might not appear as clean as you think.

Even if you are only renting it, invest in a steamer. You will be able to clean all floors in your house with this steam cleaner. You need to ensure that your floors are as clean as possible, regardless of whether they are tile, wood, or tile.

Wash the baby's clothes

Wash your baby's clothes. You can use hand-me-downs or buy new clothes. However, it is important to wash everything as soon as your baby arrives. Make sure to wash it in baby-safe liquid or powder, and let it dry. For extra freshness, you could line dry it outside.

It will surprise you at how many clothes a baby can wear, especially if it is their first. You should always have something you can change your baby into, so make sure you wash their clothes before they arrive.

These are five things that you may have forgotten to do before your baby arrives. It can be easy to forget something when there is so much to do.

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Sizing Chart

Since every baby grows at his/her own pace, measure the baby's height for the best fit. It is much more accurate than going off of the baby's age. Call us with any questions and we will be happy to help you determine the best fit for your baby.

Newborn Onesie's

Size Weight Height
Newborn (NB) 5-8 Ibs. / 2.3-3.6 kg 17-21 in. / 43.2-53.3 cm
0-3M 6-12 Ibs. / 3.6-5.4 kg 21-24 in. / 53.3-61 cm
0-6M Up to 16 Ibs. / Up to 7.3 kg 17-21 in. / 43.2-53.3 cm
3-6M 12-16 Ibs. / 5.4-7.3 kg 24-26 in. / 61-66 cm
3-9M 12-20 Ibs. / 5.4-9.1 kg 24-28 in. / 61-71.1 cm
6-9M 16-20 Ibs. / 7.3-9.1 kg 26-28 in. / 66-71.1 cm
12M 20-24 Ibs. / 9.1-10.9 kg 28-30 in. / 71.1-76.2 cm
18M 24-28 Ibs. / 10.9-12.7 kg 30-32 in. / 76.2-81.3 cm
24M / 2T 28-32 Ibs. / 12.7-14.5 kg 32-34 in. / 81.3-86.4 cm
3T 32-35 Ibs. / 14.5-15.9 kg 34-38 in. / 86.4-96.5 cm
4T 35-39 lbs. / 15.9-17.7 kg 38-40 in. / 96.5-101.6 cm
5T 39-43 lbs. / 17.7-19.5 kg 40-44 in. / 101.6-111.8 cm

Cotton Pajamas

Garments are designed to fit snug for child's safety.

Size Weight Height
6M 12-16 Ibs. / 5.4-7.3 kg 24-27 in. / 61-68.6 cm
12M 16-20 Ibs. / 7.3-9.1 kg 27-30 in. / 68.6-76.2 cm
18M 20-24 Ibs. / 9.1-10.9 kg 30-33 in. / 76.2-83.8 cm
24M / 2T 24-28 Ibs. / 10.9-12.7 kg 33-35 in. / 83.8-88.9 cm
3T 28-32 Ibs. / 12.7-14.5 kg 35-39 in. / 88.9-99.1 cm
4T 32-36 Ibs. / 14.5-16.3 kg 39-42 in. / 99.1-106.7 cm
5T 36-42 Ibs. / 16.3-19.1 kg 42-44 in. / 106.7-111.8 cm


New Balance Boys

17-19 inches
39-41 inches
19-20 inches
41-45 inches
20-22 inches
45-46 inches
22-23 inches
47-50 inches
23-24 inches
50-54 inches
24-25 inches
54-58 inches
25-27 inches
58-62 inches
27-28 inches
62-67 inches


New Balance Girls

Size Waist Height
4 17-19 inches 39-41 inches
5 19-20 inches 41-45 inches
6 20-21 inches 45-46 inches
6x 21-22 inches 46-48 inches
7/8 22-23 inches 48-52 inches
10/12 23-25 inches 52-58 inches
14 25-27 inches 58-61 inches
16 27-29 inches 61-63 inches