Babies are actually not materialistic. That means that first-time parents need not worry that their bank account goes dry buying a lot of thing for their newborns.
That being said, they typically do not know exactly what things are considered essential for their babies and what things that are deemed as unnecessary, though nice to have.
Well, for one, baby clothes are mandatory since it provides warmth, comfort, and protection for your baby. But aside from that, what other items are considered must-haves for your baby? Read on to find out what they are.
Now, you might seem that this item is quite unorthodox for babies, but they are actually quite useful. Humidifiers are quite useful, especially if your baby suffers their first colds.
This will help them breathe easily for whenever their nose is clogged due to a cold infection. Plus, a humidifier can help your baby sleep soundly at night- knowing that they can breathe clean air.
On the surface, you might think that pacifiers are “nice-to-haves” and not essential for your baby. I once thought of that as well back in the day, until the point came where my son was looking for it.
Pacifiers are a godsend for whenever your baby wants to nibble on something. This is great for newborns especially because they constantly have to bite on something when they’re still in the womb.
Sometimes, you want to protect your baby from the harsh cold weather and as much as you want to swaddle your baby, it is just so hard without a specialized blanket.
Swaddle blankets are actually tailor-made to allow you to put your baby in a swaddle- allowing for the best possible protection against the cold weather.
Unless you are an expert of swaddling, I highly recommend that you get this for your newborn.
If you want to put your baby someplace where they can rest and play, then buying a play yard can be a worthwhile investment.
When your baby is sleeping, that will be the only time for you to go do other things. Of course, there might be some things that you want to do that will require you to not be beside your baby (like watching the TV, for example).
To give you peace of mind, video monitors are perfect for such an occasion. You can easily install it in your baby’s bedroom and it operates 24/7 to ensure that you keep a close eye on your baby even though you are physically a little bit far away.
Your baby’s pediatrician may have already told you that breastmilk is always best for babies up to 2 years of age. That being said, it is quite inconvenient for mothers to bring their babies and have them breastfed, especially in public places.
To give you convenience and peace of mind, you can instead buy a breast pump that will suck the milk off of your breast quickly, easily, and efficiently.