Once you see those two straight lines on a pregnancy test, your life is going to change forever. Being a new parent is an overwhelming and exciting experience. You need a baby checklist to prepare for the process. Preparing for your baby’s arrival is stressful and if not planned properly, can be expensive.
A baby checklist
Educational and safe toys are crucial for a developing infant. It helps stimulates their brains and exercises their bodies. For babies 0-6 months, some of the popular and safest options are the following:
- Cloth book – get a soft book that’s bright and colorful. This will attract and keep a baby’s attention as you read to them and turn the pages.
- Rattles and other squeaky toys – boxes that squeak and noisy rattles will keep an infant happy for a long time. The noises let them know what’s going on and what their actions are doing.
- Play mats – it’s important that you set up a safe space to let your baby play. Crawling and tumbling is a regular activity for them, so you have to be certain that your little one will be safe and comfortable at all times.
2. A good drawer
You’ll need a place to keep all your baby’s things. Their clothes, toys, accessories, and diapers should be all in one place for easy access. Invest in a huge drawer so that you can keep more things as the baby grows.
There are plenty of baby clothes available in the market, but for a newborn, you only have to stick to the baby essentials. These include a blanket, body suits, grow suits, singlets, a few pairs of socks, a beanie, a sun hat, and a few jumpers and jackets to keep them warm.
4. Feeding products
Once you’ve chosen what method to feed your baby, it’s time to obtain a few items. If you want to breastfeed, then you should get a couple of chic nursing tops, bras, and sleeping attire. Buy a few bottles of nipple cream to protect yourself from irritation. If you want to bottle feed, you can see some teats and bottles that will be comfortable for your little one. Keep them clean by buying a sterilizer.
5. Baby proof your house
As a parent/guardian of an infant, it is your responsibility to give them a safe environment to grow up in. It’s important to baby proof the house prevent any accidents from happening. You can do this by placing protectors on furniture corners, plugging electric sockets, building playpens and stair gates, and keeping a first aid kit handy in case an accident does happen.