In your last trimester of pregnancy and all of a sudden have the urge to clean your entire house? This can only mean that you are nesting! I’m excited to share with you these helpful and fun pregnancy nesting ideas. It’s your ultimate nesting list for your third trimester 🙂
Many women develop the urge to organize and clean their house during their third trimester. The urge to nest can also be a sign that labor is soon approaching, How exciting! I created these tips for nesting during pregnancy, so you can be ready and prepared for your baby.
With both of my pregnancies, I did have the urge to nest and have everything ready for my baby. It’s always great to have a clean home before bringing home baby. So, if you want to nest, clean and organize your home by all means go for it!
Is nesting really a sign of labor?
The short answer to this question is yes! Many pregnant women (including myself) develop the urge to prepare for birth by cleaning, organizing and stocking up the house before baby arrives. Not every pregnant women will experience nesting.
Is nesting really a thing?
Nesting during pregnancy is very common actually, so yes is totally a thing! You may or may not experience it during your pregnancy.
What week does nesting start during pregnancy?
“Nesting during pregnancy can happen at any time. The most common occurrence reported is during the last couple of weeks” (source)
10 must do pregnancy nesting ideas while preparing for baby
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1.Deep clean your house
The nesting period during your pregnancy is all about cleaning, organizing and preparing for baby. So, with the burst of energy that you have, take advantage and deep clean your house. You can enlist the help of your partner and family, so you don’t have to do it alone.
Don’t feel like cleaning? Hire a cleaning service and they’ll do it for you!
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2. Wash baby’s clothes
With both of my pregnancies, I washed my baby’s clothes right before I gave birth. It’s such an important thing to do because newborn babies skin are so delicate. You need to make sure their clothes are washed and ready to wear.
I used and love this baby detergent!
3.Have a diaper basket
Having a diaper basket is going to save your new mom life! It’s super convenient and easy for when you’re changing your baby’s diaper. I had one and I want you to have one as well. It’s super easy to put together.
This is what you’ll need:
3. baby wipes
4. diaper cream
5. baby lotion
4.Create a breastfeeding basket
If you’re planning on breastfeeding, I recommend taking this online breastfeeding class. It will give you helpful information about how to breastfeed and produce more milk.
Second, I recommend having your very own breastfeeding basket where you have everything you need to successfully breastfeed your baby.
Here’s what you’ll need:
3.Nursing pads (leak protection)
5. Nursing bras
5.Finish your baby’s nursery
Now’s the time to finish your baby’s nursery, if your baby has one! Make sure you tackle down everything that you need in order to complete it. Like, painting, picking out the furniture and hanging baby’s clothes in the closet. You do not want to be worrying about an unfinished nursery when you’re giving birth.
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6.Have a postpartum essentials basket kit
A great pregnancy nesting project to do is to put together a postpartum essentials basket kit. Take care of yourself after giving birth mama, it’s crucial to your healing and well being.
Here’s what you’ll need:
4. TUCKS Medicated Cooling Pads
5. Dermaplast (numbing spray to feel good down there)
5. Pain relief medication
7. Complete your pregnancy planner
Do you have a pregnancy planner that needs to be filled out? Do it now mama, while you watch your favorite t.v show. Pregnancy planners are a great way to keep you prepare and organized during your pregnancy. Pregnancy planners helps you answer important questions that you may have. For example “what should I be doing during this stage of pregnancy” and ” how do I create a birth plan”?
8. Did you attend a prenatal class?
If you have not attended a prenatal class and are thinking about joining one. It’s never too late to do so. Specially when you have this online prenatal class right at your fingertips. Learn everything about the labor process so you can have a more relaxed pregnancy and birth! Convenient and seriously fun online childbirth class.
Read this next:
15 realistic tips on how to survive the first week with a newborn
15 things that happen the first 24 hours after giving birth
9.Stock up on freezer meals
One fact about postpartum recovery at home is that you are not going to be slaving in the kitchen for the first couple of weeks. Either you’re going to be in too much pain, super tired and not in the mood to cook. That’s why having freezer meals ready to heat up and eat is very smart. Making freezer meals should be in your top priority of things to do while you nest.
here’s a couple of great freezer meal recipe books:e
10. Household items to stock up on
I bet you haven’t even thought about stocking up on non baby essentials. Am I right? These household items are a must for you to have before baby arrives. These are things that you are going to need in the first few weeks after getting home from the hospital with baby.
Here’s a list of non baby items to have:
- large maxi pads
- hand sanitizer
- paper towel
- toilet paper
- clorox wipes
- shampoo and conditioner
- plastic plates and cups
- food for your pet (if you have any)
- pantry essentials (milk, eggs, bread, fruits, etc.)
Nesting while pregnant is not only a real thing, it is also a sign of labor! This pregnancy nesting checklist will help you feel better, prepared and more organized for baby! I hope you found this pregnancy nesting to do list fun and helpful 🙂