Ready to shop for your baby but not sure what you need. In this post I’m breaking down the essentials for each category and room so you’ll be ready when baby arrives. I’ve included an essential baby registry checklist so you can mark things off as you go.

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      Want to learn more about breastfeeding? Breastfeeding education classes should be readily available to all women, but unfortunately, they aren’t. And when they are available we don’t always know that we should take them. Life can be so busy leading up to having a baby that between work and doctors appointments fitting in a breastfeeding class doesn’t always fit into the schedule. That’s why I’m so glad there is an online breastfeeding class available like Milkology!

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        I love a fun theme for your nursery or kids room. When I was pregnant I planned to do an Inside Out and Polka Dot themed nursery if I had a girl and a Pirate themed nursery if I had a boy. One fun aspect to decorating a room are some fun nursery wall decor ideas. My little girl has a print of Joy from Inside Out and a Bing Bong and Dumbo mashup that a friend who is an artist drew for us.

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          There are many things to consider when choosing a pediatrician for your newborn. You will be seeing this doctor a lot, especially in the first year. You want someone you are comfortable with and who you trust with the medical care of your young child. Your baby doesn’t get a say in this so make sure you are making a great choice for them. Here are some tips for choosing the right baby doctor.

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            Once your baby starts to get more interested in the world and move about a bit they will need to be entertained. Toys can get expensive fast. Here are 10 baby approved toys that will cost you less than $10. The list is compiled from toys my daughter likes and ones loved by other babies we know.

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            1. Stacking Rings

            Stacking rings are a classic.

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              There are so many options outs there for your nursery it can be hard to pick just one theme. Here’s a round up of 10 great ideas to inspire you as you start planning. Share your great nursery theme ideas in the comments!


              Inside Out/Polka Dot Inspired Nursery

              I’m partial to this one…because it’s the one I used for my daughter’s room! It’s great for teaching too as we can talk about the shapes and the different colors.

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