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Sunday, November 04, 2012

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Tips on motherhood

Hello everyone!

Its been a while since i last posted anything on my blog. I've been a busy mommy and now a student. I've joined University Malaya to finish off my final year and get my degree in MBBS.
A lot of my friends are either expecting or have had their babies. Motherhood is such a beautiful journey, don't u think? I would like to share my own experience about the preparation and where i bought my baby stuffs since a lot of my friends always ask me these questions. So let's get started..

1) Do i really need to buy a baby cot/crib?
I bought quite a big baby cot so that it still can be used until the age of 4-5 years.. i thought having a baby cot is a must but if u are planning to fully breastfeed, it could be a pain for u to get up every 1-2 hours to take the baby out,feed her and put her back in, discreetly. I did that during the 1st 2 months and let me tell ya my back was hurting so bad and i developed a condition called De Quervain's tendonitis where the synovial sheaths on both of my wrists are inflammed and the pain was indescribable.

So after having such a condition i had to come up with a plan since my wrists are pretty much in a bad shape. My baby sleeps in the middle of me n hubs,on her own matress,bolsters and a flat latex pillow which has big holes on it so that the baby won't suffocate. But there's an issue here. Will it be safe since there's 2 gigantic parents sleeping together with a small little baby on the same bed? As for me it really depends on u. I am a light sleeper and even the slightest sound can wake me up. And it is the opposite with my hubs. When he's in dreamland that means bye bye until i shake him up. LOL love u abg! We try to sleep very quietly and sopan-ly so that we won't mash or suffocate our baby.

Some of the people i know sleep separately. The mommy sleeps with the baby and the dad sleeps alone. This method may be better if your partner sleeps ' dangerously' haha!

I think it's better for u to wait and see until the baby comes, and then decide on whether u need a cot.

2) What other baby essentials do i need to prepare before the baby comes?

a) bath tub, hooded towels, toiletries (shampoo, soap, lotion, cream, minyak angin)

b) baby nail clippers - very important because their nails grow so fast and they like to scratch their faces

c) changing table - i find this useful for cleaning, dressing and undressing the baby so that your back won't hurt. I bought mine together with the cot at Babies Kingdom.

d) breastpump - mine is medela freestyle and medela harmony both bought from Emums dad shop at www.my1stop.com.my

e) bottles - even a breastfeeding mom will need bottles to store their milk in case of emergency. To feed the baby I have medela, NUK and Avent(that i don't use much because it won't fit into my medela breastpumps). For storage purposes i use bumble bee, amazing mom and Autumz storage bottles. Got most of them from www.enjoybreastfeed.com

f) cooler bag and ice packs - if u plan to breastfeed and it makes travelling with milk easier. All bought from www.enjoybreastfeed.com

g) detergent for baby - i use Autumz laundry detergent and Pureen ABD for baby's clothes. Pureen HAD and Rocking Green Detergent for cloth diapers

h) diapers - i use cloth diapers. If any of u are interested to know more about my cloth diaper routine please let me know in the comment box below. I will make a different post about it

i) stroller and car seat -  a car seat is a must for safety reasons

That's about all that i can think of at the moment. I will add more if i have missed anything else.
If any of u new mommies have any questions please don't hesitate to let me know in the comment box below. I would be glad to help. I know motherhood can be a little scary, intimidating and overwhelming to some of us but with proper guidance  there shouldn't be any problems.
Till next time,
xoxo
Mommy Yana


4 comments:

aLia said...

Yeayyyy...finally somethin about motherhood...best2...yana..alia br plan nk beli baby cot tp at d same tym kalau boleh nk fully bfeed jgk...bila dgaq yana ckp mcm tu mcm xtau la pulak.....katil ni plak queen size ja...ckup2 ja untk dua giants ni...hahahah..adoyai.....

miss syukur said...

yana..masyaAllah..dh berhijab skrg..makin comel.akak setuju bab baby cot tu.benda yg tak pyh dibeli.all my babies sleep with me until they r at least 2. senang nk bf. any activities with hubby take place anywhere else...tis the time to be creative..wink2

Farah Najihah said...

Salam. Hi! Saya nampak you dalam safiyyah today and ir makeup looks great! Terus google ur name. Haha. Is there any ways i can contact u utk try makeup kan i before my wedding this october? Thankyou.
Farah Najihah Rosli-

Serene said...

Hi


Came across ur blog when looking up on Medela Freestyle pump. Would like to ask if we need to sterilise the FS pump parts after each session?? Thanks

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