Written by Editorial Team
You may have a long list of things to do in preparation for the birth of your baby. Baby shopping essentials are certainly at the top of that list. It’s easy to stay busy purchasing baby must-haves between preparing the nursery and making sure you have everything you need for sleeping, feeding, and changing diapers.
The quantity of baby gear a newborn need (or may have) may often surprise first-time parents. How do you know which baby products are nice to have and which ones you can go without? Stop worrying! Need some help figuring out the fundamentals for your newborn? With our checklist, you can determine which items are required. Read on for a comprehensive baby shopping essential checklist.
We have furnished a checklist for the things you absolutely cannot afford to forego if you have a baby coming. In fact, we suggest you to buy these things before the birth is scheduled because you will need them immediately after the birth.
Though you are going to want to spend the majority of your budget on those cute dresses, you should keep in mind that you are going to receive a lot of baby clothes from your friends and family and your focus should be on getting the ones you will surely need.
The nursery is the place where your baby will spend most of his time. At the same time, it will be the place where you will store the things to take care of your baby. So, make sure you have the following items ready:
Though you would be tempted to fill the baby nursery with the choicest of baby gear and furniture, we’d suggest you limit yourself on the essentials only.
A baby’s bathing time is very special both for the baby as well as the mother. The bath will help your baby relax and also give you a chance to bond with your baby. The experience should be fun, hygienic, and safe. These items are a must-
Baby bathing can be a delicate affair, not only do you need to be careful while bathing your little baby, but also confident.
After you have decided whether to bottle-feed or breast-feed your baby you should definitely keep the feeding supplies ready to fill that little tummy.
Feeding bottles, teats, and other sterilizing equipment should be kept ready.
One of the most important and perhaps most required items from the moment the baby arrives is nappies. Newborn babies’ nappies need to be changed at least 10-12 times a day. If you plan to use cloth nappies, keep a good stock of nappies so that if someday you do not wash them, you still have some the next day. It is good to keep some disposable ones too. You would require baby wipes and cotton wool for changing nappies.
You should be ready with:
Many parents like to leave the baby without any nappy or diaper for a few hours every day. That is not a bad thing either!!
When you take the baby from the hospital or take him out after a few days of birth, you should have the following-
Though not compulsory in India, many countries as a rule do not allow parents to take the baby, home without a car seat!
Some optional stuff that you may think of going for are bibs, a diaper changing table, baby nail clippers, baby’s brush or comb. Also, you may need:
Buying a baby’s essential items before the baby arrives is a wise decision, but it is also recommended that you do not go overboard with the shopping. Not only will it save time, but will also make it easy to take good care of your little one from the day she is born. If you do not have anyone to help, it becomes even more difficult to shop after the baby’s birth – delivery blues, stitches, and the fact that the baby needs you 24/7.
We are sure there are hundreds of other things you would have wanted to include in the list because when you are a parent, you can’t stop thinking of things useful for your baby. We are sure the list is endless, but the above-mentioned things are the ones you simply cannot afford to miss.
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