Postpartum Services to Add to Your Baby Registry

5 Postpartum Services to Add to Your Babylist Registry

January 23, 2019

5 Postpartum Services to Add to Your Babylist Registry

5 Postpartum Services to Add to Your Babylist Registry
5 Postpartum Services to Add to Your Babylist Registry

Delivering a baby is hard (emotionally and physically), and you’ll likely find yourself needing some help when you bring your baby home. The postpartum shift can be a challenge for new families, so giving yourself space to rest and recover is important.

Here are some postpartum ideas you can add to your registry to help make bringing your baby home just a bit easier:

  1. Food. You may not have the time or energy to grocery shop or make dinner. There are a couple of options for adding this to your registry: You can set up a meal train and ask your friends and family for pre-made dinners. Or ask for a couple weeks of meal kit deliveries. Pro tip: When asking for meals, think about asking for breakfast options too.
  2. Chores. We’re talking laundry, vacuuming and dishes. Ask for a couple hours of help around the house. This will ensure you have clean shirts to wear and plates to eat on. If you already have a housekeeper you adore, ask for gift certificates for their time.
  3. Lactation consultant and/or postpartum doula. A postpartum doula can help make sure you are fed, hydrated and comfortable. The first month of breastfeeding can often be challenging, so help future you out by taking classes ahead of time and making a check-in appointment with a lactation consultant after delivery. Your hospital will likely have an LC on staff, but home visits can also be helpful. One thing’s for certain: don’t be afraid to ask for help when breastfeeding is difficult.
  4. Dog walking. Do you have a pup at home? Your dog was your baby before you had your new baby. But it’s difficult to care for your human baby when you have an energetic dog at your heels. Ask someone to come over and take your dog for a walk or to the dog park. If your fur baby gets some extra love and attention, both of you will feel better in this transition time.
  5. Netflix/Hulu/HBOGo/Amazon Prime. You’re going to be spending a lot of time feeding your baby and resting. If you don’t already have one, ask for a subscription to a streaming service so you can binge-watch The Office while feeding baby.
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