Presentation on theme: "Preparing for the Baby’s Arrival"— Presentation transcript:
1 Preparing for the Baby’s Arrival Chapter 5.2 Notes
2 Preparing for Parenthood Pregnancy is a time of preparation and anticipation.Time to think about how they will meet the needs of their soon to be baby.How will they handle all of the situations having a baby brings?
3 Other Children in the Family It is not always easy for children to accept a new baby in their lives.Older siblings may not always be excited about a new member of the familyWho can blame them!Big adjustmentPreparing sibling ahead of time can helpIdeas?
4 Clothes, Equipment, and Space The list of basic supplies for a baby can be overwhelming.ClothesBeddingBath suppliesTravel equipmentFeeding supplies
6 Baby’s Room Newborns may sleep as many as 18 to 22 hours a day. During the first 6 months15 to 18 hours a dayParents Room vs. Own Room
7 The CribBabies spend countless hours alone in a crib. This means that safety should be high priority.Slats – no more than 2 ½ inchesPaint- not contain lead, no flakingStructureSides- 26 inches when raised, 9 inches loweredLatches- lock securelyMattress- firm and fit exactlySafe Bedding- no soft cuddling beddingEnd panelsAge
8 Diaper-Changing AreaParents need to set aside a space where the baby can be changed and dressed.
9 Decisions About Feeding All parents must decide whether to breast or bottle-feed their baby.Breast milkMany benefitsHealth care recommend it whenever possibleBottleEnables the baby’s father or other caregivers to enjoy time aloneFormula- mixture of milk and essential nutrients
11 Choosing A Pediatrician Before the baby is born, parents should choose a doctor that will care for the baby.Pediatrician: is a doctor that specializes in treating children.-Ask Friends, Family Doctor, etc.-Talk with prospective doctors and find someone you are comfortable with.Location, Hours, Fees, Insurance, etc.
12 Making a Budget Prenatal care is an important expense. A budget is a spending plan to help estimate your future income and expenses.Allows you to set goalsFixed Expense: is a payment that generally cannot be changed.Mortgage, car payment, insurance, etc.Flexible Expense: is an expense that can be changed.Food, Household items, clothes, entertainment.
13 Estimating Health Care Expenses Health care costs for pregnancy and childbirth can be very high.Doctor’s fees, Staying in the hospital, etc.Most insurance plans will cover these expensesOnly if the woman has these in place before she becomes pregnant.Government programsFinancial assistance
14 Consider Child Care Options Once the expectant parents have developed their budget, they can plan on child care options.Maternity Leave: is time taken off work by a mother after birth of a babyPaternity Leave: is when the father takes time off work after a baby’s birth.Family Medical Leave ActWith more than 50 workers must offer 12 weeks of unpaid family or medical leave to new mothers and fathers.
15 Estimated Other CostsIn addition to health care costs, there are other costs that expectant parents should think about:Maternity Clothes.DiapersClothingBeddingBathingTravelFormulaFeedingChild Care
16 Make a PlanOnce parents have a list of all of their expenses they need to make a plan and stick to it.Guide their spending habitsReduce ExpensesUse coupons, bargin sales, mom-to-mom sales, etc.