Getting ready for a baby can be daunting. You will have a long list of newborn baby essentials that you need to have ready before the baby arrives. Once you have cleared your checklist, you will feel more prepared as you await the big day. We have come up with a list of some of the things that you should have ready.

8 Newborn baby essentials

  1. Baby clothing

One of the essentials that you will need for your baby is clothes. Make sure you have all the shirts, onesies, dresses, swaddling blankets, pajamas, socks, towels, rompers, hats, and sweaters for your baby. Get them in different sizes too so that your baby can grow into them. Have a look here at some of the baby clothing we have at an affordable price.

  1. Changing table

You will need a safe place to change your baby’s diapers. Investing in a changing table is a good idea. However, you do not need to buy one as you can create a safe surface to lay your baby down as you change them.

  1. Bedding

Your baby will sleep a lot and you need to have a place ready for them to sleep. You can invest in a crib and a crib mattress, bassinet or cradle. Make sure that you also get your baby a mosquito nest if you live in a mosquito-infested area.

  1. Baby bottles

If you will be bottle-feeding your baby, you will need to buy feeding bottles. Buy around 6 feeding bottles with a cleaning brush. You should also purchase a breast pump for feeding the baby on the go.

  1. Diaper bag

Since you might be traveling with your baby, you should be prepared with a diaper bag. It will give you sufficient space to pack all you will need for your baby including diapers, clothes, feeding bottles, and all other newborn baby essentials.

  1. Baby car seat

A baby car seat keeps your baby safe during travel. You should definitely invest in one if you will be driving with your baby. You can also get a stroller for your baby if you will be taking walks with them.

  1. First aid kit

A first aid kit is a worthy investment if you are expecting a new baby. Include a baby thermometer, pain reliever, bandages, and antibiotic ointment. You can also carry your first aid kit with you as you travel in your diaper bag or in your car.

  1. Baby bathtub

Newborn baby essentials

You also need to be prepared for how you will clean your baby. Getting a baby bathtub will make it easy to bathe the baby in a place where they will be safe.

You can add more items to this list but we hope it is a good starting point.

By Beth Mugo

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