Bringing your new baby is home is one of the most exciting times of your life. If you’re a new mom then you will most likely buy more than enough for your new baby. Second time moms have the “newborn baby stage” down perfectly. They know what to do and what not to buy.
Enjoy this time with your new baby and ensure that you have exactly what you need. Here are the essentials for your new baby in their first six weeks of life.
Sleepwear and Nightgowns
Purchasing at least a half dozen sleepers that snap at the bottom are perfect for you newborn. You’ll be able to keep them nice and cozy while easily having access to change their diaper. Sleeps also make for the perfect traveling cloths if you are going to be doing that in the newborn stage. Keep in mind they will outgrow these fast because they grow so quickly in the beginning. Make sure you have enough sleeps until about three months of age.
Knit Cloths and Hats
If you’re having a winter baby these are absolute necessities. They are light in weight and will keep your baby very snug and warm. This will help maintain your baby’s body temperature. If it gets really cold where you live you can get a little baby snowsuit too.
Diapers, diaper & more diapers
If you choose to cloth diaper or use disposable you will need to stock up on them before your baby is born. If you choose to cloth diaper you can also invest in a few to try them out or better yet buy them used. They have a long lifespan and will be around for years to come. If you choose to use disposables you can buy a small pack of different brands and test out which ones work best for you and your baby.
Babies go through thousands of diapers in the first year of life so you can learn how to save on diapers by testing out which diaper will work best for your family.
Most new moms bathe their infant everyday even though that’s not necessary. Purchasing a small plastic infant tub to place into a large bathtub or sink is the perfect bathing tool for your new baby. Use special shampoo and wash for your new baby too. You don’t have to spend a bunch of money on soaps either, just make sure that the soap is milk and hypoallergenic for your new baby’s delicate skin.
Disposable wipes are great for changing diapers in a flash. They are the best travel companion too. They can be used for diaper changes and for cleaning up all around messes. Try to avoid wipes with heavy fragrance because these might irritate your new baby’s skin. You can buy hypoallergenic and fragrance free wipes at all the major department stores. You can also go an alternative route and use cloth wipes with an organic cleaning spray.
These are the top essential items you and your new baby will need in the first six weeks.