The arrival of a new baby in a family is truly an exciting feeling as the family welcomes a new addition who will be bringing loads of happiness and joy. Mothers, especially new ones need to ensure that they have everything they need to make it as comfortable as possible for their cute little angel. Have the following essential items ready and prepared to welcome your bundle of joy into your lives.
When selecting baby clothes it is of utmost importance that you select those types that are made of soft material. Comfort should be the first consideration that comes into mind and try to avoid baby clothes that have itchy tags or scratchy seams that may be uncomfortable for your baby. Purchase clothes that can even be worn up to three months for babies grow fast and buying too small clothes may be easily outgrown. With regards to the design and styles, you could always select those that you fancy.
When it comes to diapers, you can choose from either cloth or disposable. Cloth diapers are not only economical for your can reuse them after washing them; they are very good for it allows your baby’s skin to breathe. Disposable diapers offer you the convenience of easily being worn, taken off, disposed and being very absorbent. The choice is up to you but you could always use both. Use cloth diapers when you are just staying home and use disposable ones when you will be going out.
Find the perfect crib to give your baby a good sleep every time he/she needs to rest. Always give an allowance of around 2 or more inches especially on the head area to avoid hurting your baby’s head. Avoid those that use lead based paint which can be detrimental to your baby’s health if swallowed. Choose a mattress that fits appropriately on the crib for a very comfortable sleep.
A stroller would be very useful and handy to get around with your baby. Choose a stroller that is easy to maneuver and has secure straps to help keep baby safe. Ensure that your bundle of joy will be comfortable especially when he/she will be taking naps inside the stroller at times.
Have on hand the necessary bathing basics like bathing tub, mild soap and shampoo, towel as well as a rubber mat to avoid slips.
Breastfeeding has always been recommended to be best for babies. Having a breast pump whether manual or automatic would always come in handy if you want your baby to have your milk even if you will be away.