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6 Ways to Make Life With A Newborn Easier

By Rebekah Kuschmider |

Right after a grad school friend had her first baby, she told me that one of the things she had to get used to was that there were some days when she just wasn’t going to get anything done, including brushing her teeth.

Every mom out there is now nodding her head in agreement.

The first weeks with a new baby are chaotic (and I mean that in the best possible way). New parents are exhausted, frazzled and operating on a steep learning curve as they try to assimilate all the needs and preferences of this new person in their world. The tasks of caring for the baby often outweigh the tasks of basic living and a whole day can pass in a blur. Before you know what happened, it’s dinner time and the fridge is empty, you’re almost out of wipes, and you’re pretty sure you forgot at least three important things that you really meant to do that day.

As blurry and chaotic as the first weeks with a new baby are, there are things that will still have to happen, like eating, shopping, and paying bills. In this digital age of ours, we have the luxury of making some of those things happen with the push of a button. Here are my suggestions for taking the thinking out of the first weeks of parenthood:

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6 Ways to Make Life With A Newborn Easier

Diaper Delivery

This is the one thing I tell all pregnant moms: both Amazon and Diapers.com have subscription services for sending you diapers on your schedule. You can set up brand, size, and frequency preferences and voila! Diapers arrive at your door like magic! I did this until my son was potty trained and it was fabulous We always had diapers on hand, which was especially great when I had to bring new ones to daycare unexpectedly.
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Rebekah Kuschmider

Rebekah Kuschmider is a writer and mother with an over-developed sense of irreverence, who has socialist tendencies and a blog. She lives with her husband and two kids outside of Washington, DC. You can read her work regularly at Stay At Home Pundit and The Broad Side. Her work has also been seen at Salon, Redbook, and The Huffington Post. Read bio and latest posts → Read Rebekah Kuschmider's latest posts →

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