Preparation
Are you a first time mommy-to-be? If the answer is yes, then we know how it feels when you’re getting closer to giving birth and worrying about all the questions you might not have answers to by the time your baby is here. Thankfully, there’s an amazing newborn care course for the first time in Egypt that guides & prepares you every step of the way.

We’ve met the amazing certified newborn care specialist, Naila Bahgat, founder of Newbornians. She gives all first time mothers-to-be a course of 4 sessions on how to care for your baby from 0-1 years old. To make it even more convenient, she comes to your place because she knows how hard it is to move around during your third trimester.

Sleeping
 We love the teddy bear baby wedge to ensure your baby is sleeping in the right position, and to help you can some worry-free sleep. You can find it at Baby Posh, Galleria 40, in 6th of October.

Feeding
When it comes to bottles and sterilizers, there are so many options out there, but Phillips Avent (found at Our Kids Stores) is the best by far! Go for their natural baby bottle as it’s designed with a more controlled flow rate suitable for a newborn and the nipple is very similar to the breast making babies comfortable while sucking. If your little one is colicky, then this is also the perfect nipple as it has an advanced anti-colic system to reduce colic and discomfort by venting air into the bottle and not into the baby’s tummy.

The easiest, most efficient way to clean the bottles is using a sterilizer. Natural steam is much more effective in getting rid of bacteria & viruses than boiling. We also recommend the Phillips Avent Sterilizer. The fact that it can be placed in your dishwasher also makes life a bit easier.

Diaper Changing & Bathing
When you enter a baby store, you’ll find lots of different changing mats and bathtubs to choose from. Choosing a 2 in 1 bathing tub and changing unit that doesn’t force you to bend or lift to protect your back to avoid causing you back problems – you can’t afford a sore back!

One of our favorites is the Easy Peasi Changer by Cosatto at Premaman. Change diapers and bathe your little one with the convenience of storage trays underneath for towels, diapers, you name it!

Grooming
The moment you get to know you need to trim your baby’s super tiny nails, you need to be very meticulous. We’ve found the perfect solution: a nail clipper with a magnifier. It reduces the trimming stress, eyestrain and puts you at ease to start trimming!

We recommend Dream Baby Nail Clipper with a Magnifying Glass, which can be found at pharmacies.

On The Go – Always a Challenge in the Beginning
When it comes to the diaper bag, we know it’s always too small for all the things you want to put in it. So here’s a smart trick that we’ve learned along the way; buy a TWINS diaper bag! Trust us, it’s the perfect size for everything you need! We love the Skip Hop Duo Diaper Bag. With 16 pockets it definitely comes in handy and is available in several chic designs.

What happens if you’re in the car and your baby is hungry all of a sudden? This is when a Car Bottle Warmer, also at Premaman, comes in handy. The best we’ve seen is the Hauck car bottle warmer. It warms up milk faster than 50% of regular bottle warmers and adapts to any bottle.

Tip: When the time comes and you start going out with your baby, you might forget a couple of things. So always have a diaper bag list in your room to avoid thinking. Just pack everything in the list into the bag before leaving.

Some Soul Nurturing
It’s always overwhelming when you’re a new mommy. You lose track of everything happening around you. So, you’re going to need some quality time for yourself.

Head over to Nun Center in Zamalek for some soul searching and attend their Vitality class on Saturdays at 7:30 pm. It takes you on a dance journey that allows you to have an intimate conversation with your body and sets your spirit free using the five elements; earth, water, fire, air and ether.

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