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There is no greater uncertainty than when you become a new first-time mom. After my first daughter was born, I was clueless about how to care for her. I remember asking the nurses the silliest questions. They never made me feel crazy. They reassured me and kindly answered my inquiries. Dealing with a first-time mom like me was nothing new to them.
I was very nervous about bringing my baby home from the hospital. There would no longer be the support of the nursing staff. I would be on my own once my husband flew back to his duty station and my in-laws and mother left.
When I came home from the hospital I was greeted by a lovely new mommy basket that my mother-in-law had made for me. It contained items just for me, to make me feel reassured as I embarked on my journey into motherhood. It was the perfect way for me to start life with my new baby.
New Mom Basket Tutorial
I loved my new basket so much that I created a tutorial below. Mine has three personal touches to make this basket extra special. The first is a printable feeding tracker for baby. The second is a no-sew DIY heating pack. The third is a bottle of Nature Made® Prenatal Multi + DHA vitamins, that I purchased from Sam’s Club.
This basket is to help new moms remember self-care is important. It is important for moms to be healthy as well as their babies. I love Nature Made® Prenatal Multi + DHA vitamins because is guaranteed to meet high-quality standards. It is made from carefully selected ingredients under strict manufacturing processes. They are also clinically proven absorption of folic acid and iron. Nature Made® Prenatal Multi + DHA soft gel is also easy-to-swallow. It also provides essential vitamins and minerals (before and during pregnancy) including Folic Acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Iodine, Vitamin B12, and Vitamin D3†. Head to Sam’s Club to pick up a bottle.
For the new mom basket you will need:
1 Woven basket
1 Pair of comfy socks
Feeding Log (Download Here)
Heating Pack (Tutorial below)
Heating Pack Tutorial
Heating Pack Supplies:
A Piece of Flannel Fabric
Cut Fabric into a circle. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
Then take your rice and mix it in a bowl with a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
Once the flannel is cut into a circle gather it up in a bunch. There will be a small opening at the top. You can slowly spoon in the rice and essential oil mix.
Cut a slender piece of fabric and tie it around the bunch of fabric.
I didn’t need to microwave my heating pack long for it to warm nicely. About 30-40 seconds on high. I actually had to use mine because I bumped my head. It felt really nice.
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.