Whether you have met your little one or are still awaiting his/her arrival, there are some items you still need for your bundle of joy to make motherhood just a bit easier. Here are a few suggestions for you motherhood checklist to ease any prenatal stress.
Car seat: A safe car seat is the first essential you will need on your way home from the hospital. Keep your little one safe in the ride.
Stroller: You cannot always hold your baby (as much as you want to). This Britax Ironman stroller is helpful for any active moms and can weather any environment.
Cloth diapers: Whether you plan to use disposable or cloth diapers, you will need a decent amount of both to keep your little one’s new clothing as clean as possible.
Burp cloths: Avoid spit-up accidents with 4-6 burping cloths. Be prepared to go through burping cloths very fast.
Comfy Clothes: Keep your little one cozy with some cotton fabrics that are washed before worn. Also never shy away from style for your new baby.
Bath Basics: To keep your new bundle of joy clean, make sure your bath soaps and shampoos are not harsh on your baby’s sensitive skin.
Swaddling Wrap: Because your baby wants to feel as if he/she is still in the womb, swaddling with a wrap is the best alternative for this comfort.
Baby Monitor: Depending on how and where you have your baby in slumber, a baby monitor will allow parents to watch their child from the next room over.
Diaper Bag: Although you have to sacrifice a lot of your bag space for diapers, it does not mean you have to also sacrifice fashion. This turquoise-blue diaper bag from Nest Diaper Bags is a trendy diaper disguise.
Baby Carrier: Hold your baby close with a baby carrier to leave your hands free for shopping, walking around, etc.
Nursing Bra and Breast Pumps: If you plan to breastfeed, stay prepared with a comfortable nursing bra and a pumping system.
With these baby basics, your new motherhood will be manageable and maybe even a breeze.
What are some newborn items you recommend to expecting parents? Are there any items that are commonly forgotten by several moms and dads?