A newborn baby is the most beautiful thing in the world – and that’s one of the reasons why your baby will definitely take up the most room in your heart. Here are 5 tips for newborn essentials.
However, preparing for your newborn baby can be just as challenging as knowing exactly what you need for your baby – from setting up the nursery to choosing clothes, gathering the gear for bath time, and diapering, it’s never easy.
Trust me; I know that feeling.
But to help you get all the stuff you need to welcome your little one into the world.
I’ve compiled a complete checklist of baby essentials.
- The cutest baby Clothes (birth to 3 months)
- Preparing a baby nursery
- Bath time
- For Feeding
2. It’s Not About Style, It’s About Practicality
Basically you’ll want to pick items that’ll keep your baby warm and comfortable in the first months. So here we go:
- The perfect ‘coming-home’ outfit
- 4-8 One-piece outfits
- 2-3 Stretchy pull-on pants
- 4-8 Snap-crotch T-shirts
- 2-3 Sweater or jacket
- 2-3 Hats
- 2 footed sleeper
- 4-7 Socks or booties
- Fleece bodysuit
- Dress-up outfit
- Soft Baby Blanket
- Crib and changing tables
- Mattress that fit snugly in crib
- Rocking chairs
- Baby monitor
- Night stands
- Toy basket
While you don’t need baby clothes for the time you are in the hospital, your baby will wear something soft and warm when you leave the hospital
With simple designs and comfortable fit; you can choose from warm bodysuits, rugged rompers, and sleepwear
Thick but stretchy – looks very stylish and cute on babies
Soft and short for early newborn care – dressing just got a whole lot easier
Thick to keep them warm, cool and comfortable – usually easy to slip on and off
For warmth and sun protection
Perfect for getting a great night’s sleep
One pair of socks per day is enough – shoes aren’t unnecessary until your baby walks
For a winter baby, this keeps babies warm in cold weather
Fancy dress for photos, visitors and other special occasions
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3. A Place Where Magic Happens
A nursery is a place where you can bond with your baby – therefore it should be close enough to the parent’s room,and have the warmest feeling and creative baby room themes.
Furthermore, you’d need furniture that’ll make baby nursery safe.
In addition the first three to six months your baby will probably sleep next to you in a bassinet because you can’t help but be close to your young one.
During the first months, a bath (more than 3 times a week) isn’t really necessary.
Simply put; you don’t have to bathe your baby everyday as that could dry out his or her skin, causing more harm than good.
- Baby soap
- Baby shampoo
- Baby hairbrush
- 2 soft towels
- 2 soft washcloths
- Laundry detergent
To create a relaxing environment for your baby – you can also establish a nightly routine
Remember to use soap sparingly – cleansers are mild and safer
Gentle as pure water, leaving the hair of newborn babies soft and clean
Keep in mind that some babies are born with thicker hair than others.
Natural detergents are suitable for baby’s delicate and new skin.
4. The Real Work Starts – Keep It Clean
Let’s be honest: your baby will be wearing diapers morning, afternoon, and night for the next 1-3 years – in other words; you’ll be changing his or her diaper roughly 5-8 times per day.
What you’ll need:
- Changing table
- Reusable diaper pail or a hanging wet bag
- Diaper bag
- Baby Car Seat
- Unscented baby wipes
- Diaper cream and rash ointment
- Cloth diapers and diaper covers or large boxes of disposable diapers
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5. I’m Hungry! – It’s A Feeding Frenzy
Your newborn baby’s gotta eat – whether you are breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, you should make it as comfortable as possible.
Most important, you’re gonna need the right gear:
- Breast feeding
- Burp Clothes
- Baby nail clippers
- Nasal aspirators
- Bottle Feeding
- Nursing bras
- Tops and nightwear
- Nursing pillow
- Nursing cream and shields
- Milk bag storage
From manicure and hair trims to gum cleaning; babies need the occasional grooming.
Stuff you’re going to use:
I noticed that blunt scissors also works fine.
Use these to clear your baby’s blocked nose.
Now make sure your baby doesn’t have a fever – rectal thermometers are the most accurate.
Have you double checked you have everything?
It’s the perfect hint list for baby shower gifts your friends and family can help you out with. Find everything you need here at 21Bundles: baby-safe goodies for pregnant and new moms.
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