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Pregnancy Week 25


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The Mom:

Last week, we discussed the nursery, this week, we will talk about the clothes and other equipment you may need for your baby.

Carseats

The most important thing is your baby's carseat. These are available in two main types. An infant carseat/carrier, which has a handle for portability is the most common type. They are usually for birth to 20 pounds. The other type is a convertible car seat, these usually are from birth to 30-40 pounds. There are pros and cons to both types. Be sure to consider your lifestyle and needs when making this decision. You may wish to ask if you can try the floor model in your car before purchase, as not all car seats fit in all models of cars. Most of the larger retail stores, i.e. Toys R Us, Babies R Us, will allow you to do this.

Baby Clothes

You only need a few basic things in newborn size. Babies rapidly outgrow these small sizes. When choosing baby clothes, think of comfort and ease of changing. Onesies, creepers, t-shirts are all great for this. You will probably need 2-3 changes a day at first.

Baby Bedding

It's a good idea to have 6-7 crib sheets and light blankets. If you are using a crib, you may also want a crib bumper as well.

Stroller

The are many different styles of strollers available. Before making your purchase, consider where you will using your stroller. Will you need it to be small and portable? Do you need it larger with space to carry shopping bags? Be sure to look at all the styles before making your decison. Some moms choose not to use strollers, but instead use slings or baby carriers. These keep your baby close to you, and is often soothing to your young infant.

SYMPTOMS YOU MAY EXPERIENCE

  • Breast Changes, tenderness, fullness, darkening of the areola
  • Frequent Urination
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Occasional headaches
  • Stretch Marks (cocoa butter can help with these)
  • Itching
  • Round ligament pains
  • Hemorrhoids

The Baby:
Hiccups? Have you felt your baby get them yet? Do you know what causes them? Baby is now beginning to practice breathing. He is inhaling and exhaling the amniotic fluid. Sometimes, he may swallow too much, giving himself the hiccups! He is about 13.5 inches long, and weighs about a pound and a quarter.



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