Becoming a parent for the first time can be very daunting. The newborn stage is both magical and exhausting all at once! We’ve rounded up some of the best newborn hacks that will make your life so much easier during this unchartered time of your life.


Stash wipes everywhere!

Wipes will become your new best friend. That is all.

Take a change of clothes for the baby and yourself

Sure, you’ve packed a spare change of clothes (or two) for your baby in case of a poo-nami or milk vomit, but have you considered yourself? You’d be surprised how big some blowouts can be! Be prepared, by having spare clothes packed in your baby bag for yourself too. You don’t want to be caught out covered in baby poo or find that your milk is leaking everywhere.


Onesies with zippers not press studs

Trust me… In the middle of the night you don’t want to be fumbling around matching up press studs. A quick and easy zip will save you precious minutes of sleep and also minimise the disruption to your baby.


Pull baby’s onesie down after an explosion

Have you ever wondered why onesies have those little folds at the shoulders? This is to allow them to stretch down over your baby’s body and nappy in the case of a poo explosion! No need to try and awkwardly pull the poo-covered onesie up over bub’s head. You’re welcome!


Keep your water bottle filled and nearby

Hydration is key post-partum! Especially if you are breastfeeding. Ensure you have your easy-to-sip water bottle filled and nearby at all times. Try to remember to have it with you before you sit down to feed your baby… you’ll want it!


Accept help

If someone offers to help you, take them up on it! Motherhood is so beautiful and so rewarding, but also so exhausting. Your body is healing, your hormones are all over the place and you are running on very little sleep. Accept any help that comes your way.

Keep these hacks in mind as they will save your sanity and help you have the time and energy to soak up all of the newborn magic. As they say, “the days are long, but the years are short”!

August 26, 2022 — Kirsty Whybrow

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