You proudly carried your baby for nine months, through all ups and downs, but now all that is over and the baby is almost here, and your family is growing. You probably worry if you have all the things you need for taking care of the little one. Here is a checklist of all necessary things you need to have.
Leaving the hospital
Now all the childbirth problems are over it is time to leave the hospital and take your baby home. This is why you will need a car seat. Make sure to buy a car seat for infants. Today there is so many you can choose from, and this can be overwhelming because you only want best for your baby. Don’t worry about the money, if you spend less; this doesn’t mean that you baby is going to be less safe. All car seats must oblige government laws. If you spend more money, you will have a few extra features, but this is not a necessity. What you need to know that newborns most have car seat which is faced at the rear of the car. When your baby outgrows this one, you will have to buy one for toddlers. The car seat is very easy to install so don’t worry about it.
You probably bought and prepared all you need months before, but we will just go through the list to make sure that everything is where it needs to be. The first and most important thing is to make sure you have crib or bassinet where your baby would sleep. Depending on where you buy your crib mattress can be included. If not, make sure to buy one and also buy new sheets for the mattress. Sheets are very important to have because they are used to cover baby when sleeping. Don’t put anything else like toys and blankets when the baby is little because they can be dangerous for an infant. Also make sure that your nursery has curtains so the room will be nice and dark, which will help your baby to sleep longer.
You will also need a place to change your baby. If you are on a tight budget, you can always change your baby on a flat surface but if you have extra money, it is a better solution to buy a changing table. Storage is also very important; you will need a place to store clothes, bottles, toys, books… You can buy one, or if you husband is very handy, you can design one and give him to build it. When having a baby nursing will probably take the majority of your time. For that reason, it is important to have a comfortable and peaceful place where you will be feeding your little one. Look online chair which is specially design for feeding, to choose a classic one- a rocking chair.
These are few essential things that every parent would need when having a baby. So if you got all of this try to relax and enjoy time with your family.