As a new parent, you would already be overwhelmed. With the arrival of your little bundle of joy, your entire schedule would have collapsed. You will find it difficult to squeeze time to buy things for your new born that you had missed, in spite of the plenty of shopping you previously did. We understand you will lack time for planning checklists for your with the insane added responsibilities; and would welcome any help at this point. Relax, we have you covered. This ultimate checklist for your new born is curated considering all your requirements and tips from other moms themselves.
1. Newborn clothing and accessories
Clothes should be comfortable, soft and easy to take care of. You’ll need plenty of changes of clothes. Size 000 is intended to fit babies from 0-3 months. Because babies really do grow quickly, you might want to try buying the minimum number of clothes in each size. Keep it simple and keep the weather in mind while buying. Infant gowns offer easy diaper access and are convenient to wear. They are usually available in soft cotton and hence will keep your baby irritation-free and clean without any hassle. Onesies and one-piece pajamas also make great daytime clothing for a baby. These are comfortable and your baby would wear them with ease. You may like getting your baby a few pairs of soft socks to keep him warm and cozy even in summer when the air conditioner is usually running. You can also buy mittens to cover your baby’s hands and to prevent from scratching himself.
A blanket wrapped snugly around your baby’s body can resemble the mother’s womb. It’ll not only help your little one self-soothe, but it’ll also ease them off to sleep faster. Swaddles help keep your little ones comfortable and it’s been in use for centuries.
Try this one: Organic muslin sheet, Rs.675.0 from Mind and Mom online shop.
A bib is a piece of cloth or any material that a baby wears around its neck to prevent its
clothes while eating. Always look for Baby Bibs which are made with eco-friendly material. See if it is super absorbent. Must have multiple layers and soft backing. They save you from changing your baby’s clothes frequently if your baby is a drooler or a messy eater. They are useful till your kid turns two.
2. Self care essentials for the new born
Your baby’s skin is sensitive. In the early months, as your baby’s immune system develops, you’ll want to use the mildest cleansers and the smallest bit of lotion. Your newborn needs dye-free, fragrance-free baby skin care products. Read the labels carefully. Even those mentioning hypo-allergic may be misleading. Natural baby skin care products are safe for most infants.
As you set up the baby’s nursery, assemble these essentials along;
- Baby soaps, washers/cleansers and shampoos
- Baby lotion and baby oil for moisturizing
- Ointment for diaper rash prescribed by a pediatrician
- Talc free baby powders
- Baby laundry detergents
3. Baby carrier for the newborn
‘First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Baby in the baby carriage.’
Let your baby drift away in his world of dreams with a most innocent smile on his face in this baby sleeping bag which provides your child a safe, comfortable and cozy environment to have a peaceful and pleasant sleep. Its light weight easily enables you to carry it wherever you go.
It provides utmost comfort and security to your New Born baby while travelling in cars which makes it a must buy. It serves multiple purposes and can be used as an Infant Baby Car seat, Carry Cot, Rocker and Feeding Chair, when the handle is used in different positions.
The Luvlap 4 in 1 carrier/car seat/carrycot/basket is recommendable.
Baby wearing is a growing trend—and with good reason. Experts say wearing your baby can help reduce crying, make breastfeeding easier, promote bonding, and free up your hands to do other things. It will make taking a walk, your regular grocery shopping and travelling with your little one easy, Before you purchase a carrier, first try a variety of models to determine which is best for you and your child by trying the on.Practice using the carrier without Baby at first. Dress for the weather as it will help by not making carrying your baby a task.
Try the Luvlap elegant baby carrier from amazon worth 1277.00INR.
If you plan to use a stroller for your newborn, make sure that the stroller reclines — since newborns can’t sit up or hold up their heads. Some strollers fully recline or can be used with a bassinet attachment or an infant-only car seat. Some strollers allow you to switch the way the seat faces, so baby can see you or the path ahead. Other strollers have snack trays that can snap across the lap once the baby is seated. Heavier the stroller, smoother the ride for your baby. But, it means more difficulty for you in handling it. Always try it out in the store before choosing what works better for you. Even if you don’t buy one immediately, you will need one eventually. You will find it to be a gift while traveling.
Amazon’s choice Luvlap sunshine stroller for 0-3 years babies; Rs.3200.00INR.
Cribs are the largest of all baby beds and are much sturdier compared to cradles. They have high railings, and your baby will be very safe in it. The thing is, even if you choose to get a bassinet or a cradle, eventually you will end up with the crib. They are big enough to hold your baby for a few years rather than just a few short months. They can even be opened out to make a bed when your child gets big enough for it.They are very good for babies who sleep in their own nursery rather than in mom and dad’s room. If you are going to get a crib that has wheels, it is best to check that it also comes with a lock for safety.The mattress should fit the crib well and not have gaps. A good crib should ensure good sleep in a safe and secure environment. That is what makes a happy and healthy baby.
These Cannes and Romanian cot from our Mind and Mom store provide ultimate comfort and luxury to your baby.
5. Teething toys
Teething is an important milestone in a baby’s development and if you notice your little one trying to chew on everything in sight, it may be time for some teething toys.Teething toys help alleviate some of the pain your baby may be feeling because they provide a safe and clean chewing surface. Chewing helps with the pressure of growing in those pearly whites!
But what kind of teething toys are right for your baby? Teething rings are the most basic teething toy and can come in solid plastic or be filled with water. But even the teething toys are made fun these days as they are literally made to look like anything. Good quality teething toys will be durable, BPA-free, easy for your child to hold on their own, and safe to chew on. They also shouldn’t have any hard edges. And don’t forget to regularly clean your baby’s teething toys!
Cloth diapers are the first to come to your mind when you imagine your baby’s soft and sensitive skin. This comes close to the practice of yesteryear mothers using homemade cotton nappies. It gives the comfort your baby deserves. Today, reusable cloth diapers come in a variety of styles.Forget the folds and pins moms had to deal with in the past. Now cloth diapers come with Velcro or snap closures making changing time just as quick and easy as with a disposable. They are very cost effective, a one time investment and they help in potty training your baby. It’s a plus they come in irresistibly gorgeous designs.
Super Bottoms and Apple Bottoms the best diaper brands are now available in Mind and Mom shop!
When you are out and about, disposable diapers come in handy. They are undeniably convenient as you don’t have to cart the full diaper back home and you are free from the laundry task.
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7. Children’s books and toys
You may think books are all about reading to your baby. But for your little ones, it is about colorful illustrations and something to grab. Sturdy board books are pretty much baby-proof. Not only can they stand up to your little one’s wandering fingers, many of them include textured elements that encourage tactile exploration. Audio books are also a good way to engage your child while feeding.
While it may seem like choosing toys for toddlers should be easy, as you walk into a toy store today, the only thing that’s easy is feeling overwhelmed. Choose toys that can be used in a variety of ways. Look for toys that will grow with your child. Select toys that encourage exploration and problem-solving and ones that spark their imagination. Finally, Seek out toys that encourage your child to be active.
Try these Colorful board books (or) soft cloth books for your baby to engage them.
8. Bath time
In the olden days, women used to bathe babies by making them lie on their legs… but most millennials will have difficulties with that. The first bath is always terrifying! We have much easier and more comfortable options these days. Baby bath tubs provide comfort and safety for the baby. Choose tubs that have a non-slippery grip and non-slippery surface. Make sure it is convenient to store, clean, carry and is durable. The bubble bath and bath toys make bath time fun for your baby. This is a great time for parents to bond with their children and if you can make it fun and include your partner in this, it will ensure a strong connection with your child.
Hope this checklist helps you gear up with all the essentials for your baby! Embrace and enjoy motherhood; you won’t realize how quickly your new born will outgrow your arms.
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Hi! We have been getting ready to welcome our baby in a few months. This checklist has given us great clarity!