To calm a baby that needs comfort, fill a glove w/beans, pearled barley, etc, give baby a few pats with it, then leave it on the baby's back and slip quietly away. I wish I had known about this during all those years of patting and patting and patting and patting...what a great idea!

Fill a glove with beans, pearled barley, rice, etc. Give a few pats and slip quietly away. This was a LIFESAVER when my daughter was an infant. I would nuke mine in the microwave to make it warm and helped soothe her too.

Stocking Up Before Baby Comes to Save Money (and your sanity!)

Saving Money (and Sanity) by Stocking Up Before a Baby

Saving Money (and Sanity) by Stocking Up Before a Baby! Stocking up before the baby arrives will save you time, money and sanity — all rare commodities!

After Labor Recovery Kit. This would be fun to put in a basket and give as a baby shower gift :) I know I didn't think to get this stuff before hand and if it wasn't for my mom and husband, I would have went without a lot of it!

After Labor Recovery Kit. This would be fun to put in a basket and give as a baby shower gift. Genius for a mom gift at a baby shower! Moms need stuff too!

car seat canopy with STRAPS, FLANNEL, car seat cover, chevron, teal, hot pink, houndstooth, baby, infant girl, baby girl, baby boy, infant on Etsy, $47.99

car seat canopy with STRAPS FLANNEL car seat cover chevron teal hot pink h

The BEST list for stocking up before baby! Includes a printable shopping list!

Stock-up before baby arrives!Sweet Orange Fox: Bringing Home Baby Stock-Up Shopping List

Growing a baby makes me feel like a superhero. A really tired, weak superhero who wants to eat all the time and isn't allowed to lift heavy objects.

Free and Funny Baby Ecard: Growing a baby makes me feel like a superhero. A really tired, weak superhero who wants to eat all the time and isn't allowed to lift heavy objects.

The Hospital Packing List...(By far the best list I have found!)

Sparkles & Spit Up: "The" Hospital Packing List. I won't be in the hospital but I'll still need a good packed bag :-)

10 Encouraging Verses for Labor and Delivery

Graceful Little Honey Bee: 10 Encouraging Verses for Labor and Delivery I will look them up in king James

Swaddling. I was not a pro at this with baby #1. Hopefully, I will be better at it with baby #2.

23 Incredibly Helpful Diagrams For Moms-To-Be and all of my new mom friends :)

Smart! Bed sheet over a pack-n-play so bugs/sun don't bother baby.

Never would have thought of this! Fitted sheet over the pack n play to keep bugs out and provide some shade. We have a bug net but I like this much better for the shade!

Cute toms for baby

Tiny Burlap Bimini Shoe, Natural by TOMS at Neiman Marcus. Baby Toms are Precious!

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