Planning Ahead With #WalmartBaby

Planning Ahead With #WalmartBaby

This post is sponsored by Walmart, in collaboration with The Motherhood. Although I received compensation for sharing this information, all thoughts are my own. 

We’re six months into our third pregnancy and we can’t wait to welcome our baby to her new home. It hasn’t been the easiest journey this time around, but well worth it.

One of the many perks is that we’re closer to the hospital than we were with our second delivery — so convenient, right? 

Although our hospital bag has been packed since October, we’re always thinking of new ways to better prepare ourselves for the big day.

Planning Ahead With #WalmartBaby
Since moving into our home, we’ve become avid Walmart shoppers. From everyday items to home decor, we’ve been making numerous trips to Walmart while converting our house into a home. It’s down the street, so who wouldn’t take advantage? 🙂

The baby section at our local Walmart is next to the fridge aisle, where we grab snacks for our boys. During our last visit to Walmart, we picked up Parent’s Choice Size 1 Diapers and Parent’s Choice Fragrance Free Baby Wipes to have on hand for when we arrive home from the hospital.

I was impressed with how inexpensive the Parent’s Choice diapers are, and can’t wait to try them with our little one. As for the wipes, we’ve been using them with our two-year-old as he prepares to potty train. He’s always loved the feeling of being clean, and we even have them in our diaper bag in case of any emergencies. Parent’s Choice Fragrance Free Baby Wipes are made with 100% plant-based material, are hypoallergenic and pH balanced. They’re also ultra soft, gentle on skin and dermatologist tested.

With more than 275 products available, Parent’s Choice has all the essentials for moms.
From bedding to diapers, wipes and more, Parent’s Choice has been in American homes for nearly 20 years.

The brand offers affordable items parents will need for their child’s first years of life, and are convenient because they:
– Work well;
– Help you save money; and
– Can be picked up at your local Walmart or shipped to your door for free.

For those of you who are expecting or know someone who is expecting, I highly recommend doing the following:

1. Start packing your hospital bag as soon as possible.
Pregnancy brain is real and the last thing you want to be is unprepared for the day you go into labor. I know some moms prefer to pack the day of, but it would be in your best interest to pack early. You don’t want to have your family and friends running back and forth because you forgot something.

2. Carry change. Lots of it.
Hospital food has improved throughout the years, but it’s rare that your delivery will include a meal beforehand. Most hospitals don’t like to feed their patients until after labor. Your family and friends might want a treat while they wait, and the cafeteria might be closed. Vending machines are always running, so be sure to carry change with you.

3. Discuss your birth plans often with your family, friends, and doctor. 
You just never know who might be in the room when you deliver, and thankfully my husband has been able to stand by my side throughout the birth of our sons. It’s important that everyone is on the same page with how you’d like everything to go. I had to remind our last doctor three times that I wasn’t going to have a C-Section and that I had a successful VBAC with our second child (and that’s one of the reasons I wanted to switch doctors at 26 weeks).

Do you have any labor tips to share? Comment below.

Fatima Torres

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  1. Congrats de Nuevo on baby #3. And it’s a girl! Perfecto. Also Perfecto (and maybe tempting) is having a Wal-Mart so close. They really do have good variety and their house brand is as good as the more expensive brands. Best of luck with 3. May your Trio be a blessing like BB’s were. BB2U

    1. Thank you! It feels like it’ll be a challenge, but I’ll keep your lollipop trick handy (still remember that one!) when it does get a bit crazy. And yes, I didn’t know Walmart had so much to offer.

  2. so many great products available at Wal-Mart. Happy to see the smallest member and those that are yet to come are thought of as much as the rest. Thanks for sharing

    1. Thank you! We’re excited to welcome our newest member of the family. Planning ahead really does help.

  3. These are all really spectacular tips! It is so important to ensure that we plan ahead for that big day.

  4. Packing the bag is always important. Mine was packed way too early in hopes of the baby coming early.

  5. Whenever I was pregnant, Walmart was the only place I registered! They seriously have everything!

  6. Those are great tips. My youngest is 12, and the only tip I can think of is plans change…and it’s ok!

    1. Thank you, that’s a great tip. I’ve learned that throughout the years no matter how much you plan, things happen. But planning ahead is better than not.

  7. As I don’t have a child and non is planned I cannot relate, however, this reminded me a lot of when I’m packing for a big trip like Interrail. Very smart!

  8. Congratulations on six months and I can imagine the excitement. These are really great tips and I’m with you with the pregnancy brain, one can definitely end up forgetting some useful stuff.

    1. Thank you, and yes, you just never know what can happen at the last minute. Always better to prepare in advance.

  9. These are some great tips. I did have a bag packed before I had my kids just in case. My birth plan was easy. I was all, “Get me the epidural, stat.”

  10. Ah congrats on the pregnancy and it is great that you are closer to the hospital this time. I love how you have already packed your hospital bag and it is great that Walmart is helping you plan ahead. I wish I was as organized as you!

  11. I feel like I am so not ready for kids. I am the least organize person. Even reading this, I would not prepare. Even knowing, I’d be so chilled until the last minute ahah!

    1. We were the least ready when we had our first. You’d be surprised how much life can change when you see a positive pregnancy test.

  12. I’ve not heard of Walmart Baby before but it sounds like a great way for parents to be to start making plans for the things they will need for their little ones.

  13. I like that you ended your post with asking for any tips. A mommy of no matter how many kids is always open for tips! I did use that brand of diapers and other various store brand products. They were still of quality products.

  14. I had a doula and it was one of the best decisions ever. She was there the whole time and helped my husband and I navigate through the hospital and procedures. Congrats on your pregnancy!

  15. Parent’s Choice Size 1 Diapers and Parent’s Choice Fragrance Free Baby Wipes seems like a nice choice for babies. I think I’ll recommend this to my mommy friends.

  16. Except for when my babies were brand new, I always used Parent’s Choice diapers and wipes. They were affordable and worked great. It’s been ten years since I had a baby. Glad to know that the same brand is still doing well!

  17. Wal Mart has some honestly great choices for babies. I love seeing what they have to offer.

  18. These are all really awesome tips! It is so important to plan ahead for that big day.

  19. I always shopped at Walmart when my girls were in diapers. I still shop there for many things for my whole family. It’s one of our favorite places to shop.

  20. I dont have a baby yet, however the idea of having baby bag ready as possible is totally cool. At least we still have time to add many stuffs. When is your due date?

  21. Great tips to keep in mind, thank you so much. It’ll be very useful for me soon 😀

  22. Congrats on the baby girl on the way! Informative post as I dont have kids yet!

  23. Yes, we did the same with our firstborn. We packed the same month we found out we were expecting, haha.

  24. You make a great Mommy. I like the way you are always prepared, way ahead of time. I need to share these tips with my sis in law 🙂 Cheers!!

  25. COngrats on your baby #3. I am so looking forward to having my own babies.

  26. Planning ahead is so important and useful, babies are so expensive, so anything you can stock up and buy in advance helps.

  27. I’m definitely the mom who packs last minute for the hospital bag. I packed way early with my first then a week or two before with my second.

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