5 Tips To Prepare For Your Baby's First Overnight Stay


Preparing for your baby's first overnight stay can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. As you embark on this milestone, it's crucial to not sweat over the small stuff but the things that will ensure a seamless experience for both you and your little one. Fear not, nappy wranglers, we’ve put together 5 tips to help you prepare for this milestone with confidence and ease.


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  • Nail Separation Anxiety

Saying goodbye to your baby, even for just one night, can tug at the heartstrings. Ease into the separation by spending short periods away from your little one in the days leading up to the big night. Start with quick outings or visits with trusted family members or friends, gradually increasing the time apart. This gradual approach can help both you and your baby adjust to being apart and build confidence in your ability to handle it.

  • Set Update Boundaries

It's natural to want updates on your baby's well-being while you're apart, but too many updates can quickly become overwhelming. Chat with caregivers about your preferred update style – whether it's a quick text, a photo, or a phone call – and agree on a schedule that works for everyone. By setting clear boundaries upfront, you can stay connected without feeling bombarded by constant updates.

  • Flex Your Routine

Sharing your baby's routine with caregivers is essential for maintaining consistency and comfort during their overnight stay. However, it's important to remember that flexibility is key when it comes to routines. Changes in environment and routine are part of the ride, so encourage caregivers to roll with the punches and adapt as needed. Embracing flexibility will help everyone stay relaxed and enjoy the experience.

  • Expect the Unexpected

Despite your best-laid plans, life with a baby is full of surprises. That's why it's essential to pack a few extra goodies to handle any unexpected curveballs that may come their way. Think teething toys, spare outfits, extra snacks – anything that might come in handy in a pinch. We would also recommend having emergency contact numbers, GP practice numbers at hand as well. By being prepared for the unexpected, they can tackle any challenges with ease and confidence.

  • Pack Like a Pro

When it comes to preparing for your baby's first overnight stay, it's important to pack smart and focus on the essentials. While it's easy to get carried away with packing, one thing you should always prioritise is nappies. With Peachies nappies, you can rest assured knowing that your caregivers will have reliable protection against surprise blowouts, giving you one less thing to worry about whilst you’re away. As a Peachies subscriber, you can also easily change your shipping address for the longer stays. 

With these tips in your toolkit, you'll be well-equipped to conquer your baby's first overnight stay like a pro. Remember to stay flexible, communicate openly with caregivers, and trust your instincts as a parent. You've got this!

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