Basic Newborn Supplies
There is always plenty of joy with a bit of fear when you are expecting a baby. Parents tend to worry if they have everything they need to care for the baby. We will review all those items in this article. Here is a list you need to refer to when shopping.
You should get baby-proofing supplies, necessary after the baby attains four months. You need cabinet latches, drawer latches, outlet covers, gates at the bottom and top of all stairs, a fireplace bumper, and furniture anchors.
The nursery section will need the essential nursery furniture such as the crib, and a crib mattress. You can add on a bassinet, rocking chair, humidifier, changing table, hamper, dresser and baby monitor. Avoid a second hand crib, as it may not be safe.
For baby liners, you need to buy two fitted crib sheets, 4-6 thin cotton receiving blankets, two waterproof mattress protectors, and 1-2 heavier blankets for colder climates. Those who intend to put the baby in their bed should buy four fitted crib sheets, three waterproof pads for under your baby, light comforter away from your baby’s head, a sleepsack, and a firm mattress, not an airbed.
To assist you in breastfeeding; you need some nursing bras, a nursing pillow, several boxes of nursing pads, not less than six cotton bibs, and 6 or more burp cloths. If you can, you should also invest in breast milk storage containers or bags, a breast pump, bottles if someone else will be feeding the baby as well, and nipple cream for the first few weeks. If you wish to feed the baby formula; you also need to buy a bottle drying rack, at least eight bottles with newborn nipples, a bottle cleaning brush, a few weeks’ supplies of formula, and an insulated cooler.
You need to then look at the diaper section. Ensure you buy a diaper pail and liners, a diaper bag, diaper cream, unscented baby wipes, as well as 6-10 cloth diapers and 6-8 diaper covers, or 2-3 boxes of disposable newborn diapers.
Considerations for when you need to go out include a sturdy car seat. You wind more info in this review on car seats and other accessories.
When it comes to baby clothes, you must buy 4-8 one-piece pajamas, 4-8 onesies, 4-8 undershirts, 1-3 sweater jackets, 1-3 rompers, 4-7 socks, 1-3 hats, a soft cap that covers ears for the winter, and broad-brimmed for the summer, no-scratch mittens, and a bunting bag.
It is wise to consider getting some toys and calming items. It is also not too early to think of the sitting stage. Consider the baby’s medicine cabinet, by ensuring it is stocked with petroleum jelly, a thermometer, infant Tylenol, an electrolyte drink, a nasal aspirator, and a first aid kit.
Baby bathing supplies must include four washcloths, baby bath wash, cotton swabs and balls, baby shampoo, nail clippers, baby comb or brush, and two hooded towels.
When preparing for a newborn, these items are necessary to ensure their safety, comfort and health. You need to get the bulk of the items before delivery. You can learn more about kids and parent on this site.
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