Purchasing the things the baby needs will have to be done well in advance to the birth of the baby and also the things you will need should also be purchased at the same time. Often, mothers tend to get caught up on all the baby items and forget that they too undergo a massive change during pregnancy, the best thing to do is to purchase all the items you will need as well as the baby items. Below is a checklist of things baby and mother related that would be needed postnatal.
Outfits For The Mommy And Baby
This is probably the first thing you should purchase both for yourself and your little one. Getting the baby clothing is quite simple, you purchase enough pieces that can be used throughout the early stages and possibly a few extra when the baby turns one. It may seem like we are thinkingway ahead but trust me when you are all up in diapers and have no time at all for the last twelve months, you will be glad that you bought the little one clothes so that you don’t have to go shopping. For yourself, purchase some clothes that will fit immediately after the birth and some a few weeks later and some more for a few months after on. These should be in varying or versatile sizes as you will undergo many stages post birth of your baby.
Nursing items such as a nursing pillow or nursing bras are a good thing to have around the house after your baby is born. A nursing pillow is very useful to be used when either breastfeeding yournewborn or even when trying to nurse them to sleep. Nursing bras come in handy when you are breastfeeding and when purchasing this it is very important to purchase them in larger size than the size you have when you are pregnant.
First Aid Kits
When having a newborn in the house, having a first aid kit stocked with little items is very important and also will come in handy. Make sure to stock it with things such as a baby thermometer, some cotton wool etc. Make sure to also have some baby creams and baby powders that can be used in the instance that the baby develops a rash.
All Things Diaper-Related
Diapers are a part of your life and the baby’s life for the first few months. Make sure to be fully prepared and stocked with everything related to diapers. Have a diaper changing station set up with a table and all other essentials like ample fresh diapers and powder, plenty of baby wipes etc. It is also a good idea to have a fully stocked diaper bag with all your diaper changing essentials ready for when you decide to take the baby out. Make sure to always have a few fresh washcloths at your diaper changing table with some diaper creams. Some diaper liners will also come in handy for when it is the hotter days and this will prevent the baby from developing any kind of heat rashes.