Do you remember that haze you were in right after your baby was born? If you don’t…I’m guessing you either a) have never had a newborn or b) it’s been a really long time!
Enter Newborn Necessities (which I have to admit, is a bit of a misnomer).
It’s a little book you can throw in your diaper bag or purse (or hospital bag like I did) to record your baby’s feeds and diaper needs. I found this very useful in the hospital. The nurses check on you every couple hours and they always want a diaper report. And, want to know how long the baby eats and when. When you aren’t getting a ton of sleep, it’s hard to remember which side is next, too. This definitely helped.
It was very easy to record everything.
Now, if you notice, I didn’t put everything in the right spot. I was a little lazy and abbreviated which side/s she ate on (and which she started on). I also put the diaper changes right on the same page as the feedings. I like to be able to see it all on one page. So, maybe in a future version, I’d like to see both on one page. Maybe with the nursing and feeding there is a column next to it for a dirty diaper or wet diaper. That’s often when I change diapers…around a feeding.
However, it was very helpful and handy to have around and small enough that I could carry it to the hospital and out to doctors’ offices and have all of the information right there.
About the Author: Jennifer Cigale lives in Boca Raton, Florida, with her spouse and two children. As a new mother, she developed these charts for her own use and was soon sharing them with friends and family who were also starting families. She holds a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and has used her education and training as an occupational therapist to identify problems and develop working solutions for her patients.
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*I was sent a copy of the book to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.