How exciting it is to be a first-time parent. However, as a first-time parent, you will need to do a few adjustments: change in sleeping pattern, learn how to breastfeed and change diapers properly, and so on. Not everyone will be given the beautiful chance to become a parent, so make sure to cherish every moment that you spend with your little bundle of joy. Keep in mind that babies grow up fast. If you are expecting, you have to prepare this list of baby essentials a few months before your delivery date. To give you an idea, read everything below.
A baby crib is a must-have item for every new parent out there. But before you get very excited to go shopping, you have to know that getting a brand-new baby crib is more recommended. A baby crib that is a few years old may not meet the safety requirements of today’s baby cribs. Check the slat and see to it that it has the right width size. Avoid placing inessential things to the crib that can pose a threat to your baby such as toys.
Your baby needs quality clothing. Invest in baby clothing like bodysuits or rompers, pairs of pants and socks, sleepers, swaddles, sweaters, etc. However, ask yourself first, how many baby clothes do you need? If you do not have a plan of having more than 1 child, then it is best to only have a few sets to save on cash. But if money is not an issue at all, you can spend as much as you like for baby clothing.
Your little one may have a lot of baby clothes and he/she needs a good dresser to keep them all. Ensure to get a dresser that can work as a changing table, too. A dual-purpose piece of furniture can help save on cash and space.
Whether you are breastfeeding or not, you need to have a feeding gear such as baby bottles with newborn nipples, bottle sterilizer, burp cloths, cotton bibs, etc. When it is time that your baby can have solid food, you need to have a high chair and plastic bibs.
If you want to take your baby out, you will need a good stroller. There are different types of stroller and you have to know which one will suit you and your baby’s need. If you are always on the go, the best choice would be a travel stroller. Also, you will need other items for traveling like baby love car seat, diaper bag, and front carrier. Make sure that the diaper bag does not only contain diapers but alcohol-free wipes and extra baby clothing, too.
Most first-time parents are quite scared of giving baths to their little one. So, to help you do the job, you need to shop for bathing items like baby bath wash, baby shampoo, cotton balls, cotton swabs, hooded towels, and washcloths.
You do not need everything you see for your baby. Only invest in baby items that are practical and important.