Becoming a parent is one of the biggest milestones in life. Beyond changing diapers and sleepless nights, having a baby brings with it its own sets of joys such as when your baby wakes up and smiles at you, or when they utter their first words.
It’s also safe to say that you won’t be the only one excited about the arrival of your newborn! Your friends and family will likely be just as excited, if not more in some cases.
Below, we’ll share 5 ways to give your baby a warm welcome to their new home.
1. Room Decor
Creating a perfect ambience for your baby is a great way to show how much you care and love them.
More than just a functional room, you can make it fun by adding colourful decors for your baby to truly enjoy and grow into their space. If you have a specific theme or colour options in mind, why not choose baby nursery furniture to match it?
Hatchery Cribs carries baby cribs and cots in a variety of designs and colours. You can even purchase matching nursery essentials like a dressing table and nursing chair to place in your baby’s room!
2. Getting Nursery Furniture and Essentials
Whether or not you’re choosing nursery items based on a theme, having the right items ready for your baby’s arrival is key!
Your little one’s crib will likely be the centrepiece of your nursery. So choose a crib that is not only functional, but matches their room decor and style as well.
You’ll also need storage to keep your baby’s room tidy and organised. From their diapers, wet wipes, clothes, beddings, toys, and so much more, a dressing table or chest of drawers is what you need to organise the clutter!
And for intimate baby and mommy time, aka breastfeeding, you’ll want to get yourself a comfortable chair, like these Da Vinci or Babyletto nursing chairs. When you’re comfortable and relaxed while nursing, your baby will feel the same way too, allowing for an easier and more fulfilling breastfeeding experience.
Hatchery carries a wide range of nursery furniture, from cribs to nursing chairs to storage solutions which you can browse here.
3. Have a newborn photoshoot
Capture those precious moments of your newborn, after all, they won’t be this little again!
You can have your newborn photoshoot as complex or as fuss-free as you’d like it. Or you can opt for a themed shoot with props at a professional studio!
(If you’re worried about heading out during these times, we’d recommend a candid shoot with your new family member at home with the help of your friends or loved ones.)
4. Document the special moments
There’s no fixed way to do this, so let your creativity run wild!
For instance, many new parents choose to document their baby’s milestones by taking a photo for each month in the first year of the baby’s life. Some even choose to frame their baby’s hand and footprints.
These records will help you document not only your baby’s growth process, but also give you a wonderful memento to look back on when your child grows up. You’ve probably heard from other parents how quickly babies grow and change in the first few weeks and months, so be sure to capture these precious moments while you can!
Plus, it’s always fun and heartwarming to look back at old photos of your baby and reminisce how much fun you had during that particular moment.
5. A breastfeeding care pack
Giving your baby a warm welcome home includes having their feeding needs met. As soon as your baby is born, your breastfeeding journey starts (and there’s no turning back!). Preparing breastfeeding essentials can make this process easier and more enjoyable for you and your little one.
And if you’re looking for breastfeeding essentials, you may want to check out the Elvie hands-free breast pump. It’s a silent, electric breast pump that fits right into your nursing bra, allowing you to pump on-the-go. That means you can be pumping while working, washing your baby’s bottles, or while putting your little one to sleep! It also helps you monitor milk volume through an app.