Feeling like I have a big baby prep to-do list (planning baby shower, creating registry, making doctors appointments, callig daycare locations, etc).Any tips on how to best split some tasks with my husband, so that he can share some of the burden? What are things that soon to be dads can help with as we prepare for the baby?
Re: Sharing the Baby Prep To-Do List
you should not be planning your own baby shower. If no one offers to throw you one, then unfortunately etiquette says you don’t get one. (It’s tacky to throw your own gift-giving event)
I worked on my registry a little bit at a time so it wasn’t too overwhelming.
you should be able to make your doctors appts in advance in one go. Also, you shouldn’t need that many unless you’re high risk?
my h didn’t do much of anything in prep for the baby except help put together furniture. But I also worked less hours than him and he was going to school.
you can have your h help you pick out nursery stuff (& put it together!) & give him the registry info so he can add stuff when he has time.
im an adult and the appts were for me so I made them to fit my schedule.
"BURDEN," REALLY? I find that a very interesting term to use. Be thankful ylthat you have this opportunity! As a secondary infertility (I was able to miraculously have 1 kiddo before endometriosis forced a hysterectomy at 30), I can not imagine those unable to have kids the heartache as they are unable to plan your "burdens."
Scrap the baby shower.
Go with your husband to pick out the most essential items for the 1st few months: clothing, bathing items, a bouncy seat (or similar), car seat, stroller,, burp cloths, crib and halo for night blankets. That is about all you need. Get things as they are needed.
I agree have questions written out for day care so your husband can inquire.
Same with pediatrician- schedule a meeting and greet appointment.