Diapers and wipes: Have a supply of diapers at home ready to go. If you have a house with several floors, put a stash of diapers on every level so that you aren’t running around looking for what you need.
A sense of humor: Your life has just changed for the better, but it is still crazy and overwhelming the first few weeks. Try not to get so wrapped up in being the “perfect” parent and remember, your baby loves you and it really will be OK!
Kimberly Shore Levin is the founder of Nursery Know-It-All, a Washington, D.C. baby concierge and consulting service that caters to the needs of expecting parents. Nursery Know-It-All strives to make your pregnancy and all of the planning involved as simple and stress free as possible.