When you become a new parent, you will be astounded about the items that you will need to purchase. You have to prepare for these things before the baby comes so that you have everything in order. Of course, one of the most basic items you should have is clothing. You will need to choose comfortable clothing for everyday wear. Some of the basics you will need in the first three months are one piece outfits, outer layers, shirts, bodysuits, stretchy pants, pyjamas, hats, mittens, socks and shoes.
You will also need a changing pad or table. You don’t need to buy a table as you will not be using it for very long. What you could do is purchase a changing pad and use it in a designated area where you will usually change the baby. A baby carrier is another important item you need to choose. You have to make sure that the straps and harnesses are able to secure the baby and provide good support. A stroller is another you should buy so that you can travel easily with the baby. You need to think about what kind of activities you will be doing and where you will be using the stroller most when you’re choosing a model. You can look in baby shops online for different strollers and prams. Make sure you buy a car seat so that your baby is secure when travelling. There are items a mother needs when breastfeeding such as a nursing pillow, warm or cold gel packs to soothe sore breasts, burp clothes, bottles etc. You have to think about cleaning the bottles as well. You will find that there are bottle brushes that you can use to carry out the task. You can also purchase a breast pump such as the medella swing breast pump.
Think about items you need when the baby has to sleep. You will need a crib and mattress. Some parents choose a bassinet or keep the newborn in the bed. But you will need a crib sometime in the first year. Look for a sturdy crib and make sure that the mattress fits snugly inside. You can also purchase a baby monitor for better supervision. When your baby is old enough for solid food, you can purchase a highchair. It will be easier to clean a full size highchair that has a tray instead of a portable one that you attach to a normal chair. There are also chairs that come with wheels which makes it easier for you to move it. Other items you need for feeding are sippy cups, baby spoons, bowls and bibs.