words Alexa Wang
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Having a baby is a massive blessing for parents, and they are a bundle of joy for them. Unfortunately, this blessing comes with a lot of responsibility. If you’re a new parent, there are many things that you would need to buy for your newborn, from baby essentials to baby gear and gadgets to make your baby comfortable.
You might be overwhelmed because of the options available in the market; that is why we break it down for you. Here’s a complete list of all the products that you need for your newborn.
When you go out looking for baby clothes, you come across so many cute little options. Still, you have to keep in mind to get something that your newborn would be comfortable and cosy in. babies tend to grow out many clothes quickly, so it would be an excellent decision to get clothes until one year of age. Sizing is divided into months, so get a few pieces of clothing each. Also, babies need a change of clothes often, so get as many as you can. Here is a list of clothing items you can buy;
- One-piece sets
- Sweaters or jackets (just in case it gets cold)
- No-scratch mittens
There is so much adorable baby décor available that it can get challenging to decide what aesthetic to go for in the baby’s room. Choose colours and furniture that would be comfortable for the baby and also make infant care easier.
Start with a crib. It is an essential piece of furniture in a baby’s room because this is where the infant would sleep for months to come, even years. It will also determine the whole aesthetic of the room. For the crib, invest in a comfortable mattress for your little one, so he sleeps comfortably through the night.
Changing tables and dressers are the following two things to invest in. Make sure they go with the room’s aesthetics and are at a height where you can easily change and dress your baby. Keep all your essential baby products on it, so you don’t have to go looking for them everywhere when changing the diaper.
A rocking chair for yourself in the nursery to make special memories with the baby is a must-have. Spend time with the baby before putting them in bed. Read books, laugh, and cuddle with them to make them feel loved and cared for.
Other things you might need;
- Baby monitor
- Baby linen
- Crib sheets
Prams and infant car seats are the following essential things parents should invest in. If you love to go on walks and don’t use your car too much, investing in a pram would be a good decision. They keep your children safe and secure. Most importantly, they would be under your constant look and care. You would need a stroller from the start until your child is 3 to 4 years of age. Investing in the best prams is crucial because they are convenient to use and carry your baby around; they have room for things underneath the baby’s seating area. Hence, they provide extra storage, help new parents exercise and enjoy fresh air, and help you take care of more than one kid.
Car seats keep your baby safe and secure in the car. If you don’t feel like leaving your baby with your mom while going on a date night with your partner, then you need to have a car seat installed for you to travel with your baby and take them along safely.
Baby Bath Products
Invest in good-quality bath and body products for your little one. Their skin is really sensitive, so try investing in known organic products. Babies tend to get a lot of rash on their skin. Buying good-quality diapers and creams would make the baby less fussy and sleep comfortably at night. Here are a few things you will need to buy;
- Baby shampoo
- Baby bath wash
- Baby oil
- Non-talc powder
- Rash ointments
- hooded towels
- Infant tub
- Baby comb and brush set
- Nail scissors
- Cotton swabs
- Cotton balls
It Will All Be Okay!
Your child’s infant stage will be confusing, and there will be a lot of trial and error, but soon you will get the hang of it. Cherish this time with your baby because time flies by so quickly; soon, you will be celebrating their first birthday.