Congratulations! Whether it’s your first baby or not, welcoming this new family member can be an incredibly happy and exciting event. So exciting, in fact, that you may find yourself buying baby-related items every time you go to the mall even if you don’t intend to do so.
While there are essentials that you must get for your new baby, you must admit that your baby probably won’t need all those shoes, hats, and toys. Instead of channeling your enthusiasm via impulsive baby-things shopping, why not use your energy to make something special for your baby? Try these seven easy DIY projects for expectant mothers.
Onesies are the go-to attire for babies. It’s easier to put on and take off on a fidgety infant and provide full-body cover that doesn’t stifle or irritate their sensitive skin. Onesies may not be high fashion, but they can be personalized to add fun and style.
Use baby-friendly fabric dyes to create exciting prints and patterns or sew cute accessories and decorations. You can make every onesie your baby wears one of a kind.
Fleece Baby Booties
Your baby won’t be walking for several months, so they won’t need proper shoes until then. Instead of spending money for a pair that your baby is likely to outgrow in a short time, you should just make some out of felt.
Fleece is easy to find and very workable, and it comes in different colors too. The materials retain heat well, so your baby won’t get cold feet even on cold days. If you have old fleece blankets or clothing, you recycle them into baby booties.
Ensuring your baby is warm and comfortable is part of every parent’s instinct. Before your baby arrives, why not make them a blanket to not just to keep them warm but also to let them feel your love and care?
That said, there are many ways you can go about when making a blanket. In between preparing for the new baby and attending parenting classes, you can start a crocheting a baby blanket. Or if you want something less demanding wise skills and timewise, you can make a quilt.
Don’t know where to start? Here are 12 DIY baby blankets you can make for your bundle of joy.
Handmade Baby Hat
Hats are essential baby accessories. Not only do they protect your baby’s delicate head, but they’re also incredibly cute and stylish. Making baby hats is the perfect DIY project for expectant moms who don’t have a lot of sewing skills. These hats are relatively easy to make, require less time, and don’t need sophisticated tools to create. Try your hand at making these cute DIY baby hats.
Preserve all your precious memories before and after your child is born in a bump-to-baby book. You can write a journal or create a personalized photo book of your pregnancy and parenthood journey, and when the time comes, you can share all those moments with your child.
Making one can help you connect with your child, as well as assist you in dealing with all the changes that pregnancy has created in your life. Later when your baby grows up, you can browse through the book and look back on all the happiness and excitement you felt all those nine months.
Getting Ready for the New Baby
Preparing for the new baby also means making space in your home for another person. The baby will need their own room. And with an additional person in the house, an extra toilet and bath would be more convenient.
Making one can be a hassle with the drainage and pipes, but you can lessen the hassle by opting for an up flush toilet, like the SaniAccess by Saniflo, which allows you to connect the sink, shower, and toilet drain to a singular tank that links to your main sewage system or existing septic tank.
Welcoming a new member (and a new baby at that!) in the family takes a lot of preparation. But the most important kind of preparation is making sure that you’re physical, mentally, emotionally, and financially ready to raise a child. When you’ve ensured all those, you know you’re on the right track to be the best parent you can be.
What have you found that works for you, have you made things for an upcoming baby?
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