As soon as you find out you are pregnat, you probably are going on a rounds thinking what should you prepare for the new baby that’s on his way. For first time mommies, you should probably be doing some research to have an idea as to what are the things you should prepare and take time to know each item and its use. Let’s go ahead and discuss some of the necessary items to prepare before the newborn baby finaly makes his grand entrance.
For your newborn baby, choose clothes that are easy to wear (the ones you won’t have to lift him restlessly just to wear). Examples are those that are tie-side (kimono-style), those that has bottons in front part, or those that has envelope folds in the shoulder. It will save you time and effort in putting on and taking off.
•Mittens and Booties/Socks
These are baby gloves and baby socks. Aside from the fact that these are for protection from cold exposures to the baby’s hands and feet, these also protects your baby from the scratches he might cause to himself from his uncut baby nails.
•Burping Towels and Bibs
These are used to wipe your baby’s face from milk spits during burping sessions or any milk spillage. It is important not lo leave any milk traces in your baby’s skin or clothes to avoid insect bites.
•Breast Pumps and Feeding Bottles
If you decided to breastfeed your baby, you must prepare breast pumps so you could pump off your excess milk during the time your baby is unavailable for latching, such as when he is asleep for few hours, and your milk is already dripping. It is also helpful to pump your milk regularly to increse your milk supply. You can use feeding bottles in feeding your pumped breastmilk to your baby.
Whether you opt for disposable diaper or cloth diaper, these are must-haves. It is much more convenient to use disposable ones though during newborn’s first few weeks since their urine and poop time are still unpredictable and on constant basis. You can use cloth diapers once he is much bigger and has regular bowel movements already.
Consult your pedia for recommendations of what is best baby bath to use for your newborn baby. Choose the ones that are less fragrant as these are safer. Mild baby soaps are in the options too.
•Cottons and Wet Wipes
These are essentials in maintaining baby’s cleanliness. You can use cotton balls with water to wipe off your baby’s face or wet wipes that are dermatologically recommended.
Tip: For washing baby’s clothes, use mild detergents because strong detergents might cause rashes and acne to your baby’s sensitive skin.
Taking care of a baby means having a lot of things to consider to, lots of things to be mindful of and be concerned about. Though it is sometimes tiresome and requires so much effort, just think that it will all be worth it. After all, our main goal as parents is to provide and do what is best for our little ones.