We bet everyone in your social circle has told you how expensive it can be but first time parents tend to think along the lines, ‘How expensive can it really be? It’s just a tiny baby and how much could he need’ right?
Well, here’s the list of some absolute essentials that your baby is going to need when he’s born:
Crib – If you are buying a used crib make sure it fulfills all the safety requirements and regulations.
Changing table – A money saving option can be to buy a crib where a changing table comes attached with it. This way, you are also saving extra space.
Drawers – you are going to need storage space to keep baby’s things handy, like diaper hampers, toys, her clothes and other stuff that you need readily.
Glider – It is not essential, but it’s great to have especially if you decide to breastfeed your baby. It gives you a space to have some rest between or while feeding time.
Bedding – You are going to need thick and firm mattress and sheets for the baby’s cot.
Nightlight – To help you in the middle-of-the-night-nappy changes.
Breastfeeding – If you are breastfeeding, you’ll need nursing pads and probably a nursing pillow to help your back.
Bottle-feeding – A good sized bottle, sterilizer, formula and spare nipples.
Bathing ramp – If you are not going to bathe him in your sink.
Toiletries – buy natural ones to keep your baby’s sensitive skin protected from chemicals.
Towels – Buy some bath towels and some hand towels.
Cotton swabs – These and cotton wool comes great in handy for instant spot cleaning. Swabs are great to clear areas around ears and nose etc.
Diapers and wipes.
Onesies – Full and half-sleeved, both.
Cardigans – buy jumpers and cardigans for when it’s cold.