I’m already practicing mommy duties by pushing around my Orbit stroller. Also, I realize this is the toddle seat. We have the infant car seat that will will be using while she’s small 🙂 And I’m not even joking about pushing the stroller around the neighborhood. We are trying to get Owen used to walking with us with a stroller. Our neighbors must think we are crazy! Walking around the with an empty stroller. But we read that it’s good to start living your life like you have the baby now in order to start preparing your furry friend.
Let’s see, what else did we do…
We also set up a bunch of baby products around the house slowly over the past few months. Like the bassinet in our bedroom and the Mamaroo swing in our living room. That way Owen doesn’t feel overwhelmed by all the new baby products in the house all at once – on top of well, a new baby.
We also read that Kevin should bring the baby clothes or a blanket home form the hospital while doing a trip home before we bring the baby home. Oh and that we should introduce the baby to Owen on neutral ground – not at the house where he might feel territorial. We’ve also been told that guests should great Owen first when they come over so he feels special before acknowledging the baby.
It’s not that we think Owen will be bad with the baby. In fact, we think the opposite! We’ve seen him interact with friend’s babies and he LOVES them! We know he is going to love his little sister. It’s more that we want him to feel as comfortable with this transition as possible. He is of course, our first baby 🙂
Did you do things like this to prepare your dog for baby? If you know of anything I didn’t post about, tell me in the comment below!
Sharing outfit details too because this dress is so great and functional!
This dress is really great for summer to be honest. It’s not only maternity friendly, but it’s postpartum friendly because it’s made to make nursing easy! It has these little zippers on the side that you zip down so your baby has easy access to their food source (As you can see me demonstrate below. Ha!) Plus it’s so light weight that it’s a perfect dress for the hot summer days that lie ahead of us. Honestly, when I first got it I was worried it would be sheer because it was so light weight, but you totally can’t see thorough it.