Newborn Baby Checklist - Items List for Baby Needs

Preparing for a New Baby

Preparing for a new baby can help change your life for the better. Your newborn will need many baby items and a lot of attention. You will have to start getting sleep when your baby gets sleep. Having a baby will not be cheap; babies need many items, especially if they are your first born child. The first thing to buy is a wooden baby bed, babies need to get used to sleeping in their own bed at an early stage. Many parents prefer to buy baby-beds rather than bassinettes, because of the quality. And wooden baby beds last longer. Also buying baby blankets is a necessity, your nurse will show you how to wrap your new born lightly with a blanket. Babies sleep better when they are swaddled with their blanket, and they feel more secure. Wrapping a new born lightly with a baby blanket, reminds them of being in the uterus. It gives them a secure, safe, and warm feeling.

Some mothers prepare for a new baby to breastfeed, because breast milk is more natural. The formula milk is an imitation of breast milk. The best way to breast feed is to learn how before the baby is born, by reading information about breastfeeding. When the baby is first born, your nurse will bring in free diapers and free formula milk. They will give your baby formula milk if you don't let them know that you are breastfeeding. There are some mothers that choose to breastfeed their baby, because they feel that breast milk has many benefits for the child and the mother.

Checklist of Things a Baby Needs - Preparing for a New Baby
Checklist of Things a Baby Needs - Preparing for a New Baby

Checklist of Things a Baby Needs

  • Diapers
  • Diaper wipes
  • Baby toys
  • Baby bed
  • Sheets and quilt
  • Pillow
  • Car seat
  • Blankets
  • Baby handbook
  • Diaper bag
  • Bottles
  • Pacifier
  • Baby food
  • Baby lotion
  • Baby oil
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby soap
  • Baby bathtub
  • Baby clothes
  • Drinking water
  • Baby hats
  • Cloth diapers
  • Baby carrier/sling
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Baby rattle and toys
  • Baby socks and shoes
  • Baby fingernail clippers
  • Baby brush and comb
  • Formula milk (optional)
  • Breastfeeding bottle
  • Baby feeding spoon
  • Baby feeding bowl
  • Camera (for photos)
  • Organic toothpaste
  • Baby toothbrush (for gums or any teeth)
  • Baby music carousel (for baby bed)
  • Cotton balls (100% cotton)
  • Breast pump (if breastfeeding)
  • Baby stroller (of quality)
  • CD's for learning the alphabet
  • etc.

Another thing to buy for your household and new baby are "plastic plug-ins" for the electrical wall sockets to prevent your child from putting things in the electrical wall sockets. Having a child is a gift from God, as parents we should teach our children right-from-wrong. God give children as a gift and a blessing. New babies need many items, but mostly babies need love and care from those that around the baby.

© Sabrina A.K.

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