Being a mother is one of the best things that can ever happen in your life. It is a big responsibility – a lifelong commitment. However, the feeling is rewarding when you see your child growing up to be smart, loving, God-fearing and responsible. Make sure that you and your husband will be able to provide the needs of your child. If you are a first-time mother, here are the must-have items for your child.
A stroller will be useful specifically when you love to travel or you want to take your child outside. There are different types of stroller and you have to know which the right one for you is. You can choose from car seat carrier, double stroller, and full-sized stroller, jogging stroller, travel system or umbrella stroller. Before you start your stroller shopping, you have to ask yourself some of these questions: Do you have storage for it? Where will you use it? Strollers cost around $40 to $500 so make sure you know how much you’re willing to spend. Reading the upsides and downsides of each stroller type will be useful, too.
Your baby will need clothes such as booties, onesies, one-piece pyjamas, rompers, sweaters, undershirts, etc. However, only get that is comfortable and easy to wear. Always be practical as your baby will grow up faster. You won’t notice the time and you’ll be surprised that you already are shopping for clothing items that are suitable for 5 years old and up. If you have a daughter, check out kids dress girls section online or at the stores you always visit.
Diapers can be cloth and disposable. However, make sure they are hypoallergenic as your baby’s skin is sensitive. Usually, old-school parents fancy the cloth type while the modern-day parents go for the disposable ones. When you go shopping for diapers, include baby wipes, diaper pad, diaper pail, and diaper sprayer, too. There should be a changing table in your nursery room that can serve as a cabinet as well to save up on space.
Crib and Mattress
A crib and mattress should already be in your nursery room before your little bundle of joy arrives. Make sure that the crib is sturdy. Check the bars, the headboards and footboards, the top of the crib, etc. Never put blankets, pillows and stuffed animals in your crib as they can put your baby in danger. Do not place the crib beside the windows because there’s a direct sunlight which can make your baby feel uneasy. When it comes to mattress, it should be firm and comfortable.
Newborn babies usually need the 4-ounce size of feeding bottles, and certainly, you will need a bigger size later on. See to it that you have supply of nipples, too. You can choose from glass or plastic type of feeding bottle. Each has its own pros and cons and make sure to make the right choice.
Ensure that you provide all your baby’s needs. Invest in quality items because you can still use them next time.