Nothing is more precious than your children, especially newborns. As much as you’re tempted to buy everything you can afford and can’t afford, you still need to make wise choices.
The same way there are some must-have items, there are also so-cute-but-don’t-need items that will only add more expenses that you don’t need. Here’s a compiled list of what you really need for a newborn baby.
When it comes to clothes, it’s very easy to get carried away and sentimental because the options are never ending and overwhelming in cuteness. So it’s important for you to sit down and make a list of the necessities, and round off an approximate number of how many of each item you may need. Here’s a list of what you may need:
- Pyjamas or onesies
- One piece stretchy sleepers. Go for the ones with zippers
- A couple of baby hats, especially for winter babies.
- Socks or booties. So cute you’ll want a dozen but you only need around 5 pairs.
- Scratch mittens. They prevent babies from scratching themselves.
- Soft knit sweaters. You’ll need a couple for winter time.
- Dressy outfits. These are optional but who doesn’t want to show off their new baby in something adorable?
Make sure you can purchase laundry detergent made for infant wear so that they stay soft and are non irritable for the baby.
This too, should be on the top of your list. Obviously, you have to get the baby cot, but this is probably something that you’ll want to use later on. It would be a much better idea for you and the baby to look into buying a co-sleeper, there are plenty of good brands like Wellbeingkid that will give you plenty of options.
If you are breastfeeding, there will come a point where the Breast pump will become your best friend; a companion that you will carry with you all the time! You will need them in order to pump milk and store in a bottle to use if out in public.
Breastfeeding mommies need nursing bras so that it’s easier to breastfeed, as well as nursing pads, which will help keep the leaking at bay. And don’t forget about the nursing pillow! These are great at giving you comfort while you breastfeed.
When you get around to bottle feeding, make sure that you do a bit of research so that you find the best kind of bottles that help in getting rid of the air bubble so that your little one doesn’t have gas. Also be sure to have a decent amount of bottles available because you will be using them a lot!
With the bottles, you’ll need to invest in a good sterilizer for the bottles, as well as a couple of cleaning brushes, both for the bottle and the nipples. It is crucial to keep everything squeaky clean to avoid illness for your baby.
This is obviously a given! Lots and lots of diapers always by your side, no matter where you go! While most people do opt for the disposable diaper option, there is also the possibility of going down the route of the non disposable ones too. It’s definitely more environmentally friendly.
For the changing station, be sure to get waterproof mats to place under the baby, as well as the bedsheets so that messes are easier to contain and clean.
Disposable wipes for baby’s bottom are also another thing that you will need plenty of available at all times. Or you might prefer wash clothes, so you’d need about a dozen of those.
For newborn babies, it may be doable to just wash the little one over the sink, but you can also invest in a baby tub. Along with it you will need washcloths. Make sure they are super soft so that your baby loves bath time!
Get a good quality baby shampoo, many of them these days are body washes as well as shampoos. These are extremely important because you don’t want to get anything that may be too harsh on your babies skin.
Sooner or later, you’re going to have to be on the move again! But this time you’re going to have extra baggage in the form of a little baby so there are a couple of things that are must-haves.
Obviously, a diaper bag. There are so many stylish options these days, so you can have all your necessities on you while looking good too!
Baby carriers are a wonderful option if you have a bad back or need to utilize both hands. And of course, don’t forget the pram! These days, it’s almost like shopping for a car with all the modern designs with perks!
You want to choose items based on practicality and safety, and of course lovability. Newborns outgrow things very quickly, so it’s smart just to keep to the essentials. Once they start crawling, it’s a whole new ball game when different essential items will be needed.