Essential Items For Your Baby In The First Six Weeks
Having a baby is one of the many blessings of life. However, when it comes to having a child, preparing all the nursery and baby needs for the first six weeks of your baby’s life in advance will make the experience a lot more pleasant. When it comes to creating a list of essential items, consider the article below.
Clothes should be amongst the first items you aim to cover. Although you will undoubtedly have a collection of maternity clothes, this will likely need expanding to include clothes that facilitate easy access for breastfeeding.
Your Child’s Clothes
Alongside your maternity and special occasion clothes, you will require clothes for your baby.
Bibs are essential to clean up spittle and keep your baby’s clothes clean when they feed. It is recommended that you have more than one.
Burping clothes are an essential item of clothing. They protect your clothes from your baby’s spittle, making it easier for parents on the go.
Essential Breastfeeding Items
Alongside clothes, there are certain accessories which will make those first six weeks easier.
If you are on exclusive breastfeeding, you will need a breast pump. It allows other caregivers, like your partner or nanny, to take care of the feeding.
Nursing pillows help you to support your baby during feedings.
Feeding Bottles and Nipples
If you are breastfeeding exclusively, you will need extra bottles as well as newborn nipples for the times you need to pump. If you are formula-feeding your baby, you will require a couple of feeding bottles.
If you aren’t breastfeeding your baby, then you can use formula. You should speak with your health care provider to know the best formula to get for your baby.
If you are breastfeeding your baby, your nipples will likely get dry or get cracked. With nipple cream, you can ease or soothe the soreness; heal cracked skin, and help to ease the dryness around the sensitive nipples.
Other Nursery Needs
Newborn babies can sleep for approximately 16 hours a day, making a baby crib an essential. It is recommended that your crib have a waterproof mattress.
With a changing table, you will easily be able to change your baby’s diaper. A good changing table has safety railings and good storage space.
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