Prepping to be a mom is a crazy daunting task. There are so many unknowns, getting a grasp on something was comforting. My "something" was product research and registry planning. Learning what to look for in each product and what you need (over all the crap they advertise) made me feel more prepared for what's coming up. Am I saying I know all and am going to kick ass? No way. But it was a fun way to learn and move in that direction. Example: you can read about all of the horrors and causes of SIDS by reading WebMd or you can look into bedding and see what they recommend, why, and what they don't suggest anymore because of SIDS. I learned a lot, without reading too much scary stuff.
Some of my biggest take-aways:
- Ask your "mom friends" for advice and find out what they cannot live without. From this, I learned of some great products and that babies choose their bottle type, not you. So don't buy all of one brand in a big starter kit, and then your baby doesn't like it.
- Just because it's the big brand, doesn't mean it's the best. I was looking at baby carriers, and the most popular brand actually has poor reviews for babies as they get larger, and doesn't transition into a back carrier.
And some products I have become obsessed with: