It can be pretty overwhelming when preparing for a new baby on the way. Apart from the physical and emotional changes the mother goes through, getting ready to welcome the newborn to this world can be daunting too. There are many baby goods and equipment available today with the dynamic baby industry booming. You will need basic supplies from baby clothes to food and setting up the nursery and ensuring safe travel. Read on to find out what resources and gear are necessary in the first couple of weeks to ensure you and your baby is healthy and happy.
Getting a new crib that is durable and of high quality will help you keep your baby safe and comfortable. The ideal distance of the slats should not be more than 6 cm apart. Ensure that the crib falls under all the safety requirements and are up-to-date with the latest recommendations. Each country has its own standards,however, most of them are similar so you can check online for these requirements to make sure that your crib is safe. There are cribs that are convertible so that you can later turn it into a bed once the baby is older.
Picking Out A Stroller
While there are a variety of strollers out there, it is important to find one that best suits your needs. It is important that it can withstand your lifestyle. For example, if you are looking for convenience then a lightweight stroller that can be collapsed to store in the boot of your car or closet would be ideal. A strider pram from the Deluxe range, with its special features, can serve as excellent strollers when cruising around shopping malls. Most of the strollers today are designed to carry car seats so that it is easier to transport your baby without unbuckling and re-buckling them twice.
Setting Up A Home Diaper Changing Station
There are two ways to do this, you can either buy a changing table or you can purchase only the changing counter pad to fit in with any existing table or floor. This is entirely up to your space and what is convenient for you. Make sure to stock up and organize the space with diapers, baby wipes, powder, ointments and other necessary baby goods at the station. Usually, a newborn will need a regular change of diapers at least 8-10 times a day so make sure that you have plenty in hand.
Infant clothes are labeled by the months of the baby. Make sure you buy clothes in a variety of sizes however as babies grow quickly and during these times when times are extremely hectic and busy, you want to have stock of as many clothes as you can. Keep in mind to get clothes from reputed baby shops that are soft and easy to put and off. For example, zippers and snaps rather than buttons. Avoid getting fancy frills, laces and buttons on the clothes as these may not only be uncomfortable for the child but also a major choking hazard.