It's hard to know what life will be like or what you will need postpartum if you've never had a baby before.
Before I had my first son, I had no idea how much time I would spend postpartum camped out in my recliner. Between a baby who nursed around the clock and healing stitches down there, I wasn't up and about very much. Getting out of the chair was more difficult than I had anticipated, so I wound up having everything I needed crammed onto a tiny side table beside my armchair.
It wasn't the best solution. It was cluttered. It wasn't always easy to reach the thing I needed. I knocked stuff off regularly. And it didn't look good when I had guests over to see the new baby.
This time around, I have a simple but brilliant solution: the armchair organizer by Milk and Sugar.
It has two deep pockets and two shallow pockets to keep a variety of new mom necessities handy, such as:
- remote controls
- breast pads
- nipple butter
- burp cloth
- water bottle
- hand sanitizer
- extra diaper
The organizer simply drapes over the arm of the chair and you can tuck the long end between the arm of the chair and the seat cushion to keep it in place.
Now mom has everything she needs on-hand without having to disturb the sleeping or eating baby she's rocking! An armchair organizer is perfect for all postpartum moms, but especially for those who are healing from a c-section.
After my baby is born, I'm going to use one for my living room recliner, but I'll have another on my glider in the nursery, since there are no tables nearby. That way I'll have everything I need right by my side for those middle-of-the-night feedings, too.
You can also use the armchair organizer instead of or in addition to your nightstand. Simply tuck it between the mattress and boxspring or bed base and you have some bedside pockets to store things in.
The best part is, even though you might get one of these for when the newborn arrives, it comes in handy during pregnancy or even when baby is older. It's perfect for small spaces, decluttering, crafts (any knitters or crocheters out there?), people with mobility challenges, or just keeping track of where the heck those remote controls went to.