One of the most exciting things about being pregnant is choosing what will go on your baby registry. This can also be confusing if you don’t get the right advice or know what to look for.
If you have a mom-friend who can tag along with you to the store, or sit next to you while you choose items online, invite them along and make it a girl’s day. If you’d like to look over some of the basics, here is a short list of items every first time mom needs.
One of the first items you’ll use at the hospital is a swaddle blanket. Whether it’s something the hospital provides for you or it’s what you bring from home, you’ll need plenty of these blankets. You’ll use one each time your newborn goes down to sleep. A comfortable swaddle blanket can help baby get used to being outside of the womb.
Newborns go through about 700 diapers during their newborn stage. This is six to nine diapers per day. When compiling your registry list, add as many packages of diapers as you want. This will help you save money during the newborn stage. You’ll also want to add wipes since diapers and wipes go hand-in-hand.
If you’re breastfeeding, keep a breast pump handy Your little one will get full easily, and you’ll want to pump out the extra milk and store it in bags, in your refrigerator, for future use. Along with the breast pump, make sure to add nipple cream, nursing pads, and the bags to store your milk.
Your baby might spit up while burping. Having a fresh burp cloth for each feeding is better than reusing a soiled one. Since newborns eat a lot throughout the day, you’ll want to have plenty of burp clothes, enough to hold you over till laundry day.
Bottle feeding essentials
Bottles should be kept sanitary, so you’ll want to have a few bottle brushes to keep bottles and bottle nipples clean. Spoil yourself and add a bottle washer by Baby Brezza to your registry. This machine will wash and dry your baby bottles for you. If you’re planning on formula-feeding your infant , Baby Brezza also makes a formula maker that mixes the right amount of formula with water and heats ito to the right temperature. Add a bottle warmer to your registry so that you can easily heat milk for the baby.
You’ll want a variety of clothing for your newborn so you can decide what’s best for your little one. From short and long sleeve onesies, zipper and button styles, to even a knotted baby gown at Sandstone Avenue, you can experiment with the different levels of comfort for baby.
Some of the bigger, more expensive items that are necessary for your day-to-day activities include a car seat, a stroller, and even a baby carrier. Brands like Doona, are making it easier to convert your stroller into a car seat and vice versa. Be sure to do your own research and read reviews before deciding on these items. You want to make sure you get the best fit to your lifestyle.
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