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 utterly exhausted, uncomfortable and in some level of pain. The postpartum shift can be difficult for new families, so giving yourself space to rest and recover is critical. We know it is difficult, but we suggest you arrange for help ahead of time and don’t turn it down when offered.

Not to toot our own horn, but this is where you’re going to be especially thankful you created a Babylist registry. Here are some postpartum ideas you’ll definitely want to add to your registry to help make bringing your baby home just a bit easier:

  1. Food. You won’t 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 for pre-made dinners. Or ask for a couple weeks of meal kit deliveries. Pro tip: When asking for meals, make sure to ask for breakfast options too. Leftovers are great for lunch but who wants to warm up beef stroganoff for breakfast?
  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 underwear 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 will help make sure you are fed, hydrated and comfortable. The first month of breastfeeding can often be challenging, so set yourself up for success 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 some also make home visits. We can’t stress this enough: do not 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 pup 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. You’re going to be spending a lot of time feeding your baby and resting. Ask for a subscription to a streaming service so you can binge-watch The Office while feeding baby.
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