Checklist: 7 Things Expecting Moms Would Need

So, I am back with another checklist post. ICYMI, I did a checklist for Newborn Essentials as well as Daycare Essentials. This time it is a checklist for us moms. Sometimes we get too occupied with preparing things for our newborn we tend to forget that we need things for ourselves too. 

Here are my top 7 items I found helpful after delivery and during my confinement period.

Mom’s Essentials

  1. Maternity Pads – I did not use them as much as I anticipated I would because I had a C-Section. I used them every day during my first week and changed to the normal pads after a week.
  1. Maternity Disposable Panties – Moms, rhis is a MUST. Used these from Day 1 as the hospital provided me with these and I never looked back. I continued using them for as long as I needed to as it was very easy to slip on and out of it. 
  1. Loose Pants or Skirts/ Instant Kain Batik – I lived in my kain batik during the first month of confinement and looking back I was so glad I bought these instant ones. I did not need to worry about the kain batik slipping off just because I did not tie them properly.
  1. Nursing Pajamas/ Nursing Kaftan – Although I could not direct breastfeed my baby, I found these nursing pajamas were very practical during pumping sessions. During the day, I will put on the nursing kaftan just because it looks more presentable a lot nicer than the pajamas. I am still using these up to this day.
  1. Thermal socks – Whether you like it or not, you have to keep yourself warm after delivery. Long, thermal socks will be your best friend for the next 30 days.
  1. Lotions/ Massage Oil – These will help to keep your body warm and cozy especially during sleep.
  1. Bengkung / Abdominal Binder – Some don’t believe in this but for me, this did help tremendously in making me sit up straight for hours. There are a lot of types to choose from and since I had a C-Section I couldn’t use the normal binder. This binder from Belly Bandit is known to be used for C-Section mamas, however, make sure you get clearance from your doctor before putting any binder on.

Nice-to-Have

  1. iPad/Kindle – Moms still need their entertainment. During my confinement period, I was practically staying on the 3rd floor of my parents’ house 24/7. I was not allowed to go up and down the stairs so I had minimal interaction with my family members. I ended up finishing all my backlist series on Netflix and managed to finish a couple of e-books on my Kindle. 

You got this Mama! Enjoy your confinement period and all the best!

XO,

Amirah Z.

Disclaimer:I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are my own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission.

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