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5. Plan on relaxing your housekeeping standards first year after baby's arrival. Focus on baby's and your needs. Aside from basic clothes washing and meals, house can wait.
6. Develop a feeding "system." If nursing, have a small bag filled with essentials: small pillow, blanket, bottle of water, cloth, which you can grab at a moment's notice when baby is hungry.
7. Make lists. It only takes a moment to jot down errands to run, items to buy and things to do. The next time someone offers to help, you'll know exactly what needs to be done (and maybe if they see list, they'll help even more).
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