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Isn’t it exciting to look forward to that very special day when the little bundle of joy will arrive? Yes, having a baby on the way is such bliss! Then again, parents also have jitters as the “big day” draws near because they really want to make sure that everything is all set for the little one’s arrival. Yes, getting things like a breast pump (e.g. the Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump or the Avent Isis IQ Duo), a crib mattress, and a couple of baby’s receiving blankets are just some of the other stuff you need, and it’s important to have literally everything ready.
How do you know if you’re all set to welcome the newest member of the family? If you have these items at hand, then yes, you are ready!
1. Baby’s Apparel
You obviously need clothes for your newborn. The ideal ones are layettes (those clothes that resemble a Japanese robe with ribbons on the sides) or you can also opt for an apparel with footsies. Of course, don’t forget your mittens and booties.
2. Receiving Blankets
Babies love warmth and they love to be all snuggled and swaddled with blankets. There are different types of receiving blankets available. For better and easier swaddling, there are specially made swaddle blankets too.
3. Bath Items
There is no such rule saying you can’t give a newborn a bath. Of course, the bath isn’t like any typical bath though. Make sure you have the basic bath items — a tub, a bath cradle, a sponge, and hypo allergenic shampoo and soap; of course ensure that you have 2-3 hooded towels available too.
4. Baby Changing Essentials
It’s a fact that babies soil their nappies. Your changing essentials include diapers, baby wipes, cotton balls, a changing pad, and diaper rash cream.
5. Sleep Essentials
Little ones sleep about 60%-80% during the first months of their lives. Do you already have a crib with a comfy mattress? Don’t forget the beddings too.
6. Feeding Items
Obviously, newborns do not eat solid food. You can start introducing food by the 3rd or the 4th month (that’s when the feeding bowl and a spoon will come in). For the first months, have baby bottles ready. Of course, have breast pumps available because breast milk is best for babies.
7. Grooming Items
Check if you have infant nail clippers, comb, and baby lotion on hand.
8. First Aid Kit
No parent should be without a first aid kit. What will this contain? If you have a little one, you need an infant-size digital thermometer, cold packs readily available and first aid medicines like paracetamol.
Now these are just eight of the tons of things that a baby needs. But if you already have all these eight items, you are surely good to go!
write by Jesus CruzGarcia