Originally posted on April 13, 2020 @ 10:54 pm
Shopping for newborn baby products online can be tricky. What does a newborn need? This is a persistent question, especially for would-be parents. Many times this question remains unanswered, and as a consequence, these parents buy unnecessary things that their babies probably never use. To avoid that considerable expense of money, you should know that a newborn does not need much. Food, hygiene, sleep, and care; it is essential. However, in recent years, numerous products on the market make baby care easier, which is appreciated during the first months when you are still inexperienced and need more hours than you have the day.
For example, the baby needs to be clean. But pediatricians do not consider it necessary to bathe them every day, doing so three times a week is enough. Daily you should clean your newborn’s face and hands with a damp sponge. These are the questions that will be answered on this list. While we have immediate needs, many accessories for the baby or your room can be a personal decision. Here we will discuss what you will need for your newborn, giving you an idea of what is to come.
Your baby will need to sleep somewhere, right? A small crib or bassinet may be the best option in the first months. Most cribs do not come with mattresses, so be sure to add one to the list. Be careful with old or discontinued cribs. Make sure they comply with the latest safety regulations and standards. For example, the slats should not be more than 6 centimeters apart.
If you use a cot, you need to buy bedding for your bed and/or mattress. You can use a waterproof mattress covered with the appropriate sheets, and you can even look for a waterproof pad or cloth to place on top of the bed cover. Whatever you choose, you will need a padded mattress, some waterproof pillows or sheets, and at least two crib bedspreads with their lightweight sheets. Babies do not need pillows, pads, crib protectors, or spongy quilts. These items could cause choking risks in the baby. The same process applies to stuffed animals left in bed.
It does not matter if cloth or disposable that you plan to use between 70 and 90 diapers a week; this amount will be reduced to 50 changes a week after six weeks. You will need some pad to lay the baby while you are changing the diaper. In addition to alcohol-free moistened wipes, a tobo or bucket to discard used diapers, and probably some rash or rash ointment or cream.
It’s a good idea to start with at least six pajamas (those with a button), 3 or 4 nightgowns with laces and buttons on the bottom, three blankets to wrap the baby, a sweater and a hat, and between 3 and 4 pairs of socks and booties. Some parents like to buy several pairs of baby rompers with the closure on the front.
At the time of bathing, you will need a baby bathtub. For newborns, you can get bathtubs with built-in sponges or foam rubber inside. You will also need several towels, cloths, baby soap and / or anti-tear shampoo, comb and brush, and nail clippers and scissors.
To feed your newborn, you will need towels and bibs. Even if you breastfeed, you will need bottles and pacifiers to store mother’s milk and feed it. A bottle brush can be quite useful when cleaning. If you are not breastfeeding, you will need the formula and a measuring cup.
A child seat for your car. It can also serve as a baby carrier and some models even turn into vehicles, so you won’t have to load the seat everywhere.
A baby carrier/baby bag
It is to have your baby at hand, and at the same time, have your hands empty.
A monitor to be aware of what your baby is doing in the other room.
Changing Table For Diapers
A changing table or a changing table for diapers, with storage of towels, ointment, and of course, diapers.
Music – some babies enjoy listening to lullabies.
Night light, to help you see while changing diapers or breastfeeding your little one.
Accessories for mothers
If you are going to join work or have to leave the baby with a family member or friend, and do not want to interrupt breastfeeding, you can use a breast pump and storage bags so that anyone can feed your baby. In this case, you should also buy a bottle. Mothers usually prefer to have a breast pump. It is necessary in cases where the mother cannot be present, or is not ready to feed once again. Women should wear nursing bras. Ask your pediatrician about the recommended medicines to have in the cabinet. A thermometer is generally necessary. There are different types, so you should ask your doctor which one he recommends. A syringe to suck the mucus from your baby’s nose or mouth is very helpful, and you can even get it at a hospital. Your pediatrician will tell what type of medications and ointments you will need in your medicine kit.
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