What Do New Mums REALLY need?
I am not sure if this is the right forum for this question but I was hoping you could help me out. I am a young, single mum in my late second trimester. I am going to be doing this almost completely on my own. Though my parents have accepted my pregnancy, they still are not really going to help out much. For one thing, I have five younger siblings that they are trying to provide for, another is that they do not have a lot themselves, and lastly they have made it clear that I will be responsible for this baby.
I want to parent my baby as naturally as possible. I am currently still living with my parents, sharing a room with my younger sister, though I have started the search for affordable apartments. I work full-time so I have a bit of money, but my budget is extremely tight. I wanted to know, from experienced mums, what the essentials are for a newborn? What could just not live without?
Making Homemade Menstrual Pads / Sanitary Napkins
Menstrual pads are something you'll definitely need after baby arrives because you will be bleeding for a few weeks. I've used both disposable and homemade flannel, and I used them at different times, for different things.
Here are some videos showing you how to make homemade sanitary napkins and how to wash them.
Hope this helps as you prepare to mother on a "shoe string budget". You really don't need lots of things. Your baby will appreciate so much the love he or she received from mum.