If this is the very first time you are going to pick stuff for your newborn on the way home, you must be pretty nervous and at the same time overwhelmed with joy. You must be thinking of piling up your shopping cart with every cute little thing you see and stocking up dozens and dozens from everything. Well it is okay to be thrilled about your first baby, but the first thing you have to do is, creating a shopping list, so you will not spend crazily and miss out the essentials. We have chosen a list of essential items you must have in your list.
Basic baby clothes
Though there are so many fancy infant outfits in stores, your first concern should be the comfort of your baby. So make sure, you are always choosing comfy materials. Anything you select should allow you to peel newborn in and out of it easily without hurting. Basically these are the most common baby clothing you would find.
- Socks and hats
First arrange your baby’s wardrobe with some of these infant clothes. The amount you are going to spend on your newborn clothes depends on your budget. Baby products shopping is less expensive if you shop online months before your baby arrive as sometimes shipping takes time.
Diapers and wipes
Here you have to make a choice, i.e. whether you are going to use cloth and disposable diapers together or just the diaper? If you want cloth, try to find the best possible cotton material. Start off with two different varieties of diapers and you will learn which one is the most convenient with time. If you don’t have enough time to spend laundering, you’d better go for diapers all the time. Because new borns tend to poop about ten times day. The other option available is hiring a laundry service to do these clothes to make your life easier.
A first aid-box
The first-aid box you now have at home, is not what your newborn will want. If you can ask your family doctor which kind of over-the-counter medications you can purchase for your newborn in case of emergency. Plus another important item is a good thermometer. An electronic thermometer will do as it is more accurate and easy to use.
Other baby items
You can shop for these baby product online as you will find more variations.
- Nasal aspirators
- Nursing pillows
If you plan to breastfeed, which is recommended all over the world, you can buy a couple of breast pumps. You can also check out for a fine formula, in case the mother finds it hard to breastfeed due to different circumstances. Now prepare your own list and start shopping.