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While a lot of it can be gained through experience, there are some newborn essentials that every new parent and newborn can benefit from. With that in mind, here are some of them.
Having a baby is both a daunting and exciting time for any expectant parent. You may spend lots of your spare time reading books about pregnancy symptoms or preparing yourself for that labour you have heard so much about, but what about when the baby arrives? What then? Although many expectant parents spend time getting a nursery ready and ensuring they have a good stock of diapers, they can often forget to read up on what to do when the baby arrives.
Newborn Essentials You Won’t Want To Be Without
They don’t need all the outfits, but a good stock of essentials
When you are expecting you may find yourself lingering for hours in the baby section looking at all of those cute little outfits. While buying a few of them is great, you may find that once the baby arrives, they tend to wear a lot of rompers as the baby grows. For ease, mainly, due to the number of times, you will change them throughout the day. So ensure you have a good stock of newborn essentials such as vests, sleepsuits, rompers, and baby grows. As well as all the cute bits and pieces.
A baby monitor
For the first few weeks or months, you may choose to have your baby in a Moses basket or co-sleeper in your room. But at some stage, they will be sleeping in their own nursery. This is when a baby monitor will become a newborn essential piece of kit if anything to keep your mind at rest when your baby is sound asleep. These days some of the monitors can even provide a video display and play lullabies or provide a talkback option. These features could really come in handy as time goes on.
The changing bag
No one would be surprised if you didn’t realise exactly how much stuff you will need to carry around with you should you leave your house with your baby. Changes of clothes, spare diapers, and even feeding options like a bottle or breast pump perhaps. These will all be essential to ensure your baby will remain happy and content while you are out and about. So a changing bag will become your new handbag as time moves on. Thankfully there are some really gorgeous ones available, so you don’t need to sacrifice your style.
Car seat, pushchair, or a travel system
Finally, at some point, you are going to want to leave your home and get out with your new baby. This is when you will need to have purchased a car seat and a pushchair. However, these days you can invest in a travel system that handles the early and toddler stages of keeping your baby mobile. The problem these days is that there is so much choice, so don’t be blinded by big brands. There are some incredible options that you can have.
You will want to do some research to look at what is available and read reviews from people who have tried and tested these products. A travel system is a great option, but you could just buy a separate car seat and pushchair if you wish. You will also need to check the fixtures and fittings in your car to ensure that specific car seats can fit safely and securely.
Cleaner for the nursery
Understandably, you need to be a little more mindful when it comes to keeping a baby’s nursery clean. Using your usual products with strong scents could irritate small noses. So it may be worth investing in a specific cleaner for the nursery. There are a number of different ones that you could consider, and it will help you to feel more assured that you are not filling the air with harmful chemicals that your baby could inhale.
I hope this will help you get better prepared and have all the newborn essentials to hand as you approach the arrival of your new bundle of joy.