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Optimize Your Nesting Energy

The nesting instinct is nature's way of preparing you for your baby. It's that sudden burst of energy compelling you to scrub every corner of your house and pack the perfect hospital bag. Understanding this instinct can help you harness it effectively.

Nesting Mode

When Does Nesting Start?

While every pregnancy is unique, many parents-to-be start feeling the nesting urge in the third trimester. This timeline allows ample time to get everything in order without feeling rushed.

Nesting isn't just about cleaning and organizing; it's also a way to mentally prepare for your baby's arrival. It can provide a sense of control and readiness, reducing stress and anxiety.

Channel Your Nesting Energy Productively

Deep Clean Your House

De-clutter Your Home

Start by de-cluttering each room. Remove items you no longer need, as a clutter-free home is easier to clean and more calming.

Deep Clean Key Areas

Focus on deep cleaning high-traffic areas like the kitchen and bathroom. Use non-toxic cleaners to ensure a safe environment for your baby.

Regular Maintenance

Once the deep cleaning is done, maintain cleanliness with regular weekly chores. This will keep your home fresh and inviting when you bring your baby home.

Meal Prep and Freeze

Why Meal Prep?

Meal prepping can be a lifesaver during those hectic early days postpartum. It ensures you have nutritious meals ready to go, minimizing stress.

Easy Freezer-Friendly Recipes

Consider preparing meals that freeze well like casseroles, soups, meatballs, enchiladas, and breakfast burritos. Store them in single-meal portions for easy reheating.

Organize Your Freezer

Label each container with the meal name and date. This will make it easy to find what you need and keep track of what's available.

Wash Newborn Clothes

Sorting Baby Clothes

Before washing, sort baby clothes by color and fabric type. This prevents colors from bleeding and ensures delicate fabrics are washed gently.

Choosing the Right Detergent

Use a mild, fragrance-free detergent designed for baby clothes. This reduces the risk of skin irritation for your newborn.

Proper Drying Techniques

Air dry delicate items to prevent shrinkage. For other items, use a low heat setting on your dryer.

Set Up Nursery

Choosing the Right Furniture

Invest in essential furniture like a crib, dresser, changing table, and rocking chair. Tip: it’s common to spend a lot of time in the rocking chair during your baby's first year so comfort is key.

Optimal Room Layout

Arrange the furniture in a way that maximizes space and makes nighttime feedings and diaper changes easier.

Decorating the Nursery

Add personal touches like wall art, rugs, and curtains. Choose a theme that reflects your style and creates a serene environment for your baby.

Clean and Sterilize Bottles, Pump Parts, and Pacifiers

Importance of Sterilization

Sterilizing bottles, pump parts, and pacifiers is crucial for your baby's health. It eliminates harmful bacteria that can cause infections.

Methods of Sterilization

You can sterilize baby items using boiling water, a microwave sterilizer, or an electric steam sterilizer. Choose the method that works best for you.

Regular Maintenance

After the initial sterilization, make it a habit to regularly clean and sterilize these items. This ensures they remain safe for your baby to use.


Nesting is a wonderful way to prepare for your baby's arrival. By following these tips, you can ensure that your home is clean, organized, and ready for the newest member of your family. Remember to take it one step at a time, and don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it. You've got this, and we're here to support you every step of the way.


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