Expecting for your baby is an unexplainable feeling, at this time parents are most excited about welcoming their little one. You begin to feel more careful and start shopping for all the essentials you need for your newborn, if this is your first time then you may feel confused; sometimes you also have a budget for the purchase; but no more worries, we have included all the necessary items that you must add to your baby care package.
While purchasing clothing you should stick to non-fancy clothes and choose light comfortable fabric. Only buy clothing items that you will use and don’t buy too many because babies grow up very fast and they won’t fit in old clothes. Another thing to consider while making the purchase is how often you are going to do the laundry and what the weather will be.
Here are some important items:
- 5 onesies or undershirts or top-bottom set
- 5 pair of pants both half and full
- 3 baby sleeper or sacks
- 5 pair of socks
- 2 hats depending on the weather
- 3 large size blankets
- 2 cardigan or sweater for winters
- 5 small and 5 large burp cloth
Newborn babies don’t need any extra feeding items because they will be breastfeeding by their mother; however, for those babies who can’t get breast milk they need to get the nutrition from baby formula, the doctor will suggest suitable formula brands as well as the feeding schedule and amount.
Feeding items you will need:
- 2-3 bottles for bottle-feeding
- 2-3 Bottle nipples, 1 bottle brush
- 2 breast pumps
- A breastfeeding pillow
- Some nursing pads
Your baby does not need bathing for the first few weeks, when their umbilical cord dries and falls off they will need a sponge bath or wet wiping. Bathing a baby is a tough job, you should not put them in the bathtub, that’s why you should go for wetting the towels and wiping your baby, you can also do frequent cleanup while changing the diaper.
Things you will need:
- 5 baby washcloths
- 2 hooded towels/ normal towels
- 2 baby sponge
- 1 soft bristle hairbrush
- 1 bottle of baby wash/ baby soap
- 1 bottle of baby lotion
Diapers are no doubt the most important thing for babies yet finding the best for your baby can be difficult; people get confused while choosing between cloth diapers and disposable ones, however, both of them have certain uses and issues. It depends on your lifestyle which one you need to choose, disposable diapers are good for busy parents but they cost more and are bad for the environment, on the other hand, cloth diapers can be used if you can wash them whenever it is dirty.
Some other diaper essentials:
- 2 dozen of cloth/reusable diapers
- 2 waterproof bed cloth
- 2 boxes of disposable diapers
- 1 box of disposable cleaning wipes
- 1 bottle of diaper rash cream
- 1 bottle baby powder
- Waterproof pads for a diaper change
You will also need some grooming essentials in your baby care package like nail clippers, baby combs, and moisturizers; a first aid kit that contains a baby thermometer, medicine spoon, syringe, dripper, emergency medicines consulted by a doctor, etc.