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My Favorite Things: Basic Baby Supplies

What should we get for our new baby?

This is the question I get asked all the time by new parents or parents-to-be. I like to tell them about MY favorite things, but leave the door open for them to choose for themselves.

As a postpartum doula, you might be surprised at how short my “favorite things” list is when it comes to baby supplies. You might also be surprised at how few things are really necessary to care for your baby at all. In this blog, we’ll focus on some of the most basic tools for baby care: feeding supplies, swaddling and dressing.

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Newborn Care Class: A New Parent Essential

You admit that you’ve never been a baby person and now, after 24-48 hours in the hospital or birth center with your squirming new baby, you’re going home.  You had around the clock support with a click of a button and now you’re on your own. Now what?!

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Let's Talk Dirty: The Messy Truth About Babies

Does anyone really tell you about these things? Does anyone prepare you for projectile pooping or the infamous “fountain of pee”? How about the smell of baby spit up that saturates your clothes, the baby’s clothes, bedding and burp cloths? Do they talk about the mountains and mountains of laundry? Or the constant Googling or Pinterest saves offering guidance for cleaning solutions and how to use them?

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