Preparing for a new baby can involve a lot of steps. Remember that everything doesn't need to be handled in one day and you have months to prepare. Here are a few things Dr. Karp recommends to do before your new baby's arrival.

Newborn Preparation Checklist

  • Install the car seat (read our car seat safety checklist)
  • Create an emergency preparedness plan
  • Cook meals and freeze them
  • Check and/or install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
  • Have a working fire extinguisher
  • Make sure you, your partner and anyone else living with or visiting your new baby is vaccinated and healthy

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