So, you are now just weeks away from experiencing the most enriching and exciting part of your life – the birth of your child. It’s time to start thinking and putting in a newborn baby essentials list. Some of them shop even before the birth of the child and after. Well, whenever you decide to shop for your little one, here is a complete baby shopping guide, so that you are all prepared for the arrival of your bundle of joy! Here is the baby checklist.
These are one of the first things that you will need once the baby is born. Some say, diapers are harsh on a baby’s skin. True…but, these days the diapers come with all the advanced technologies like extra-soft features, etc. But, for the first few months, stick to cotton nappies as much as you can. There are the reusable ones, for the price conscious. In case you are buying diapers, buy the rash cream too; it is very common.
While you preparing the newborn baby needs checklist, one of the essentials has to be the bath-time items which include the soap, shampoo and a baby bath tub. There are varieties of those available; so, make sure you choose what you think is best for your baby. The bathing essentials can also include the massage oil and the towels.
Here, we are talking about the crib and the mattress. Cribs are one of the most important buys you are going to make among all the others, as you will be using this for at least a year or so. Along with that, comes the mattress. There are a lot of options to choose from.
Apart from that, there are also the gliders or rocking chair. It will help you to put your child to sleep. Avoid using pacifiers though; not good for the baby at all.
Feeding bottles/Breast Pump
While you will stick to breastfeeding for the first six months at least, you might not be around the whole time. Invest in a good breast pump and you can store it and keep it in bottles. So that whenever you are not around, the baby still gets your milk. While you are at it, also buy a thermos flask. You will need it.
This by far, is the most exciting part. Looking out for those onesies, socks and all things to keep the baby warm all the time is so much fun and so many varieties to choose from! Look around as much as you can before you buy these things and stick to soft cotton material. Also, small napkins are a must.
Last, but not the least – toys! Bath toys, rattles and other colorful baby toys will complete your checklist of new born essentials.
While you are shopping for your newborn, don’t forget yourself too. Maternity dresses and nursing bra should also be a part of your list. Happy shopping!