Having a child is a big responsibility, hence if you are pregnant and expecting to deliver a child soon, you need some necessary preparations to welcome your child in the new world. If you are confused what to buy and what not to buy, here is the list of essential items to buy before your baby arrives.
Car seat is considered to be in the top list of things to buy before your baby arrives. If you have given birth in a hospital, you can’t leave the hospital without a car seat if you have to reach your home with your newborn. You can consult American Academy of Pediatrics Car Safety Guide for Parents regarding the information on car seat safety.
While choosing a crib, keep in mind the latest safety standards and ensure that your crib meets that requirement. While choosing a mattress, ensure that it has good back support. It shouldn’t be too soft. To ensure that it is firm, squeeze the edges of the mattresses.
Diapers are of utmost importance to have in stock. For the first 6 months you may need probably 70-80 diapers per week. After that it may decrease to 50 diapers per week. You need to buy a diaper rash ointment too and a diaper pail for soiled diapers. You should also buy diaper bag with enough space to stock your diapers in it. Keep the bag ready so that whenever you have to go out with your child you can grab the bag conveniently.
You will also need long-sleeved bodysuits in winter and short-sleeved in summer. You will need approximately 6 pairs of cotton pants with an elastic waist and 6 pairs of cotton stocks.
You also need bathing supplies such as convenient baby tub. Apart from the above things you need a baby carrier or sling to keep your baby moving; a stroller so that after some days you can take her to the garden or any other places. You should also keep a thermometer so that you can check her temperature in case of any doubt of fever.
This list of things to buy before your baby arrives has no end. There are many more things which you can need for your arriving child. You should buy them according to the requirements and by applying your common sense.