Essentials That Every New Parent Needs to Stock Up

Baby Care

Having a baby is no doubt a joyous time. After all, you are welcoming a new life that is part of your own flesh and blood. However, it can also be a trying time as you need to take various factors into account. For instance, you need to make sure you have everything you need so that your baby gets everything it may require when it comes along. To ensure you have the essentials, here is a list of the things you need to have so that you are all equipped to handle the tantrums of your newborn in all the right ways.


These are a prerequisite whether you purchase the disposable or cloth kind. Plan for 70 to 90 diaper changes every week in the beginning. Then move to about 50 changes a week after six weeks have passed. While you are changing the baby, you are going to need some kind of pad for the baby to lie on. See that you have a bucket to dispose of soiled diapers, diapering wipes, or even soft washcloths as well as diaper rash cream or ointment.

The right linen

The skin of your newborn is still soft and smooth. You want to ensure it is protected in such a way that it does not get hurt. This is why it is important to have the right linen with you. Go in for the right blanket your child can peacefully sleep in, preferably an organic baby blanket. If you are going in for a crib, utilize a waterproof mattress pad with crib sheets on top. Other than this, see that you go in for a couple of lightweight blankets, one quilted mattress pad as well as two crib sheets. Remember, babies do not require crib bumpers, pillows, and fluffy comforters. In fact, they can be dangerous as they can suffocate. Also, avoid leaving stuffed animals in the bed.

A bay tub

Bath time can be tricky but not when you have a baby tub on board. For tiny babies, you can even consider going in for tubs that are sloped with a foam pad inside or with a sponge insert. Other than this, you are also going to require a few terrycloth bath towels and washcloths, tearless shampoo, baby soap, round tip nail clippers, and scissors as well as a brush and comb.

When it is time for feeding

While you do not really need any kind of equipment during breastfeeding, a few nursing mothers prefer to have burp cloths, a lot of bibs, milk storage containers, a breast pump, nursing bras (if you are purchasing before the baby is born, buy one cup size larger than your pregnant bra size), a nursing pillow, lotion for sore nipples and breast pads both the disposable as well as washable kind. On the other hand, if you are formula feeding, you need a thermal bottle carrier, burp cloths, bibs, bottle, and nipple brush as well as formula. See that you look at the expiry date and make a note of the lot number in case of recalls.

A crib

A crib is essential unless you have a family bed. First of all, set a plan in place so your baby can sleep somewhere safe. A three-sided crib or even a bassinet cradle is a good choice for the first couple of months, that is if you are planning on starting small. You may need to put a fire-retardant mattress to your checklist. This is because most of the cribs do not always come with a mattress. Be careful when going in for older cribs and see that they stand true to safety specifications. For instance, the slats should not be more than 2-3/8 inches that are 6 centimetres apart.

So, there you go. These are some of the most essential newborn baby products you need to have in your arsenal so that you can take on this new challenge of becoming a parent with complete gusto.

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