50+ Things To Get Done at Home Before Your Baby Arrives

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50+ Things To Get Done at Home Before Your Baby Arrives

Shit to Get Done SIX MONTHS before your due date:

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Buy Nappies in Bulk

Start buying nappies and wipes in bulk and storing them when they come on sale.  Also, check out those deal sites – they often have disposable nappies on sale!

Read More: Where to Buy Cheap Nappies Online in Australia

Book Future Doctors Appointments

Book all your hospital and doctors appointments, and place them in your new Pregnancy Journal.

Going Private?  Book Your Room

Book your hospital room (if you are going Private).

Got Health Insurance?

Ensure your health insurance is up to date, and let them know you are pregnant.

You Can Find Out the Sex

Find out the sex of your baby (if you want to!) at your 20-week scan.

List the Items You Want

Start putting together a list of items you want/baby for baby (in case people want to gift you them) – this is handy for when people ask! It is also particularly good for the Baby Shower too!  Make sure you sign up to the Amazon Baby Wishlist.

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Plan Your Nursery

Start planning the theme of your nursery.  If you don’t know the sex of the baby (or you aren’t finding out) – plan a gender-neutral nursery.  Great ideas for a gender-neutral nursery include:

  • Zoo Animals
  • Black and White
  • Jungle Paradise

Get Some Black Knickers

But some large black, soft, comfy undies to wear during pregnancy (and that you can ditch afterwards).  Pregnancy discharge is a real thing.  It’s stinky, sticky and totally gross and will ruin your underwear.  Trust me, you’ll thank me.  Grab a bulk pack from Big W or KMart or places like that.

If you want to invest in some undies that absorb leakage (period, pregnancy or incontinence) – look at the Modibodi range.

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Modibodi make absorbing undies for women.

Grab Some Pregnancy Books

Invest or Borrow in a few good Baby and Pregnancy Books.

We here at Stay at Home Mum recommend reading the following:

  • Up the Duff
  • Belly Laughs (yes the author is a nut bag – but it is a great read!)

Up The Duff     Belly Laughs, 10th anniversary edition   What To Expect When You're Expecting

Ensure You Get a Glucose Test

Organise your glucose test with your gynaecologist to test for pregnancy diabetes.

Invest in Some Maternity Wear

Borrow or buy some maternity wear – it won’t be long until you are showing! Maternity clothing can cost a small fortune, but if you have a small but practical capsule wardrobe, you can get through your nine months still looking great – and can carry you through any future pregnancies.

A good maternity capsule wardrobe for a working woman would consist of:

  • 2 x pairs Black Maternity Pants (black or navy)
  • 3 Nursing Bra’s
  • 1 Pair Maternity jeans
  • 3 Maternity Tank Tops (black, white, grey)
  • 1 Maternity Dress

Some of the best Maternity Stores to check out include:

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The Floressa-Isabelle Frill Nursing Dress from Queen Bee Maternity

Plan a Pregnancy Photo Shoot

If you plan on having a pregnancy or birth photo-shoot, now’s the time to book or shop around. Plus you need the most epic pregnancy shoot outfit!

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Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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