I'd suggest finding a local drycleaner and ask about laundry by the pound. If you go with cloth diapers, it was so worth it to me back then just to pick up the laundry clean & folded. Sorry, I'm not sure if you're going to be hanging out with the kid during the day, but if so, I'd also suggest picking up a wrap rather than a stroller. Once you have the wrap take the kid with you everywhere. It's been a blast for me, and taking the kids half the time has made all the difference for my partner and I. It's not so much a chore you can do during the day, but take the time to talk to you're partner a lot about how you both see things going. We did. We still didn't touch on anything, but having all the practice on talking about parenting before the kids got here made it way easier afterwards, plus we both knew a lot about the others parenting opinions by then. Oh! (Sorry, the youngest kid here is four now, so this is coming back to me in fits and starts).) Self-Led-Weaning was a God-send for me. I didn't know that's what it was called, but the kids have always eaten our food. We've never made or purchased baby food. Go ahead and pickup a breast pump and nipple shields since now. Start looking at when you can fit catnaps into your work schedule so you can take over some of the nighttime sleepless shifts if it comes up. Make sure there's room in the freezer for frozen breast milk. Pick up twice as many bottles and nipples as you think you'll need. Buy 5 bottle brushes, it's a pain in the butt when they give out. Start practicing cooking easy meals. It's crazy what you can do quickly with a sweet potato. Also, none of it's as hard as anyone makes it sound, so have lots of fun!
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