If you are a first-time mum, you have probably already come to the realization of just how much stuff you need to purchase and organize before your baby arrives. It is surprising that something so small requires so much stuff! It is important that you ensure you have all the right things organized and ready to go before the baby arrives because you certainly don’t want to forget anything.
The good news is that there are a lot of resources available that go through all the items you need, some are more general like ensuring you have enough bibs to more specific items that would probably depend on the gender of your baby, like a baby pram pink colour. Whatever colour, style or pattern of the items you purchase, it doesn’t really matter, so long as you actually have the items in the fist place!
So, have a read on below at some of the important items to purchase before your baby arrives:
This category covers everything you need to move your baby from A to B. When you first take your baby home from the hospital, you are going to need a car seat, you also need to make sure it is the right one for your baby’s age, as they grow up they will have different car seat needs. You also need to get a quality pram, a baby pram pink is always super cute for a little girl, but you also need to ensure it offers the correct support for your newborn.
No matter if you are breast or bottle-feeding, you are going to need a few different items to ensure your baby gets the food they need. When it comes to feeding you are going to need a lot of bibs and cloths to clean up as you go. If you are breast-feeding, then look into getting a breast pump and suitable containers to store the milk in. If you are bottle-feeding, then you are going to need baby formula and bottles.
This is probably an obvious one because you do not really want your baby to be naked all of the time! Whatever you do buy, make sure you don’t purchase too many of them, because your baby will be growing pretty fast. It is also important that you purchase suitable wraps and other similar items that help get your baby to sleep, and stay asleep for longer.
Nappies are important and you need to ensure you have the right size, to limit the chances of any leakages. You also need to get baby wipes and nappy rash cream, just in case your baby does get a rash. A changing pad is also a good idea because this limits the amount of movement your child can make while you are changing their nappy.
As your baby is growing so much, they need their sleep; so one of the most important things you need to purchase is a cot, with a comfortable mattress. You also shouldn’t forget about the sheets and other things that will go into the cot, like a soft toy or a lullaby sound toy that can hopefully get your child to sleep. It is also a good idea to put a plastic sheet around the mattress so that if there are any leakages, it won’t damage the mattress.
Bath Time and Grooming Items
You will need to get a small plastic tub for your baby, as they are too big to go into the normal bath. There is also special baby soap that you should consider as well. As you may probably come to realise your baby’s nails can get quite sharp, so investing in baby nail clippers is important. Also, a little soft-bristled hairbrush will ensure they have perfect hair.