5 Hacks for New Moms

This is a list of 5 Hacks for Hacking Motherhood

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1. Get a waterproof mattress protector for your own bed.

You may think you will save money by not getting one of these, but the day you lay your newborn baby down on your bed, he or she will spit up or make a wet mess on your bed. Nothing is worst than trying to clean a mattress while your baby is fusing. By having this protection in place you can just remove it and wash it with your sheets. If you can budget 2 waterproof mattress protector, you will not regret it. Plus it will keep your mattress lasting longer, even after your night sweats when you were sick.

2. Get a Waterproof changing pads/ Waterproof crib pads.

Waterproof changing pads/ crib pads are one of the most useful things you will own even after your baby gets older. I had about 4 of these and used them everyday. They are one of my go to items when I need to go to a baby shower. I use these to change my baby on the couch, the back of my van, or on my bed. Its soft, warm and folds nicely to fit anywhere to a baby shower. I use these to change my baby on the couch, the back of my van, or on my bed. Its soft, warm and folds nicely to fit anywhereback of my van, or on my bed. Its soft, warm and folds nicely to fit anywhere.

 

3. Layering crib sheets and waterproof pads

In this Hack you will need a couple of sheets and waterproof changing/crib pads. Most baby crib mattresses are already waterproof, so you start with putting on a sheet. Then put a waterproof pad on top of your sheet , then put another sheet on, then another waterproof pad, then your final sheet. You can layer as many as you want, just make sure your pad is in the same area your baby sleeps. I have used this method on a bassinet also. So in the middle of the night, when you realized your baby spit up or peed through their diaper, there is no more tears shed over needing to change  your babies sheets. All you need to do is remove a layer and you have clean sheets underneath! This is a great Baby shower gift idea, usually you will need to leave a note explaining this hack, because I have never met a mother who has heard of this one.

 

4.Burping the Babies Diaper

I know this sounds weird, but this will help your baby to go pee at that moment and not when you are in the middle of changing them. ok, so what is burping the babies diaper? Well, it’s when you open the diaper to allow air to touch the babies bottom. This will cause the baby to pee in the diaper instead of all over the place.

 

5. Use a baby wipe as a pee shield

They sell pee guards, but if you want to keep it simple, use a baby wipe. This is a must if you have a boy. I was told when I was a new mom to use a clean diaper for a shield, but they are so expensive it doesn’t make sense to have 2 peed filled diapers instead of one.

 

These are my recommendations for new moms or new moms baby shower gifts:

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Please leave a comment and share these tips with the new moms you may know!

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