Bringing a new baby into the world is one of life’s greatest joys. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of holding your little bundle of joy in your arms for the first time! If you are expecting a baby this spring, you are likely filled with excitement, anticipation and every other feeling that comes with having a baby soon! Here are our top tips for having a spring baby.
Prepare for a Variety of Weather
When you start planning for your spring baby’s arrival, remember that warmer weather will be coming soon but equally the early months of spring can still be very chilly in the UK. This means it’s important to take steps to prepare yourself, your baby and your home for the months ahead. For spring babies it’s important to have a variety of clothing available as you never know what the great British weather will bring! You will need to ensure you have a variety of lighter and warmer clothing items for your baby in a variety of sizes so you aren’t caught short on warmer or cooler days. A cotton cellular baby blanket is a must-have for your spring arrival, they keep your baby warm but also allow for air flow meaning they minimise the risk of your little one overheating, making them an ideal choice.
Some spring days often start out gloomy, but, by the afternoon, the sun makes an appearance and the day gets hotter. For days like these we recommend layering your baby’s clothes, start with a short sleeve vest then add leggings, a long sleeve top, socks, a cardigan and coat if heading outside and if needed. Then as the day gets warmer….or cooler…. you can take the layers off or add them back on as needed without having to do a full outfit change!
Stock Up on Supplies
Spring is just around the corner so now is the time, if you haven’t done so already, to start preparing for your new arrival. It’s important to stock up on all of the supplies that you will need before they arrive. Make sure to buy plenty of nappies in the first few sizes, wipes, clothing, bottles, formula (if needed) and maternity pads beforehand so that when they do arrive you will be ready! It’s also important to make sure that you have enough food stocked up to see you through those early days. We recommend batch cooking some of your favourite meals and popping them in the freezer so you know you have a hearty and nutritious meal available after you give birth.
You can read more about preparing for your baby’s arrival here.
Bonding Time With Your Newborn
Having a newborn is an incredibly special experience and although the days and nights may seem long initially, people always say how these precious moments fly by. A great way to spend time with your newborn is by going for a lovely walk, if the weather is nice of course! Not only is this great for getting fresh air and light exercise postpartum but it also gives plenty of bonding opportunities between parent and child.
Safeguard Their Future
If you haven’t already decided on stem cell collection and storage for your baby, then now is the time to consider it! Because stem cells are the body’s building blocks, the possibilities are endless. Almost any kind of cell can be repaired, replaced, or regenerated by these powerful cells and you have one chance to store them, at birth. Currently we know stem cells are able to treat over 80 different conditions, including cancer, diabetes, autism and multiple sclerosis. Research and treatment possibilities are continually advancing, with clinical trials currently underway for treatment of COVID-19.
After the birth of your baby, (or babies if you’re carrying multiples), you have the opportunity to collect and store these incredible cells that can be used in the future if needed. These stem cells may also be a match for siblings and parents, meaning if needed these stem cells could also be used to treat them. By collecting and storing these cells at birth you are safeguarding your child’s future.
You can read more about the benefits of storing your baby’s stem cells here.