What Are The Basic Newborn Needs? If you think shopping is exciting for yourself, it’s even more exciting for your new baby. And although motherhood is rewarding, you probably already known that post-childbirth recovery is different for everybody so you want to be 100% prepared so the transition from mommy-to-be to mommy can be as smooth as possible.
Here’s a list of basic newborn needs that we categorized accordingly so you can shop easier.
First of all, don’t go crazy. We know frog suits are cute, but newborns grow fast so just buy a few newborn sizes and buy more 0-1 year sizes instead. Second, when buying clothing for your little one, the goal is to make sure they are cozy and comfy!
An additional tip we can give you for clothes is to purchase ones that you can easily put on and remove as changing a baby can be quite challenging. Generally, snaps are easier to use than those you tie.
Decorating the nursery is fun and fulfilling but make sure you’re in check when it comes to functionality, too.
Include sleeping essentials on this list. Prepare your blankets, pillows, cotton sheets, pads, and other items. You might want to purchase a changing pad as well if you’re not going to designate a specific area as a changing area for your baby. You may also install some decor as you wish although it’s not really essential.
Whether you breastfeeding or not is totally up to you but there are 2 things you need to know when it comes to feeding – it’s messy and it’s erratic. So here are the things you’re gonna need.
Bath time is a nice time only if it’s not a messy time!
Kidding aside, a lot of problems and accidents so please make sure you take extra care in choosing the items in this list.
In as much as we just want to stay at home with a newborn, you need to go out every now and then especially during her first few months for shots, checkups, and whatnot. It can be such a chore to go out with a newborn baby. There’s just too much to prepare so make the process more convenient by shopping for the right needs.
Although it’s true that your newborn baby is going to be sleeping a lot especially in his first month, he is going to develop a sleep routine soon enough so make sure to be ready when he has more awake time than sleep time. He can’t play that much yet but he can get bored so here are some play essentials you want to purchase as early as now.
Please make sure that you don’t forget your needs as you shop for your baby’s needs because giving birth to a child will put off your physical and mental health. Purchase everything that you can that will make you as comfortable as possible.
Research also matters. There are a plethora of choices of the products we listed above. The research will help you determine how these products worked out for other families. You need to check how safe these products are, too especially when they’re relatively big equipment like your cribs, bassinets, bouncy chairs, baby baths, and others.
It would also be totally understandable if you’re on a budget so it’s totally fine to purchase used stuff like car seats and the like. For your peace of mind, ensure. You check consumer product safety protocols to be sure a product is still okay to use and that you get your money’s worth.
We suggest you start shopping as early as the second trimester so you can still move around easily and fix everything. Plus, you will want to rest for your last trimester and just focus on preparing for actual childbirth.
If you’re having a baby shower, make sure to put things in the registry in advance so your family and friends know what you want and what you don’t want for your baby. This will help you save a lot of money!