Trying to prepare for your baby’s arrival can leave you wading through aisles of baby products feeling a little puzzled. You probably have a lot of questions, like which clothes should I buy? What about baths, bottles or blankets?
Read this list of baby essentials that will help you make sense of it all.
Babies grow quickly, so focus on buying the essential items. Petit Bateau have everything you will need.
Choose all-in-one sleepsuits to make your baby comfy night and day, and buy vests or bodysuits for underneath. Both of these have poppers so dressing and nappy changes are easier. Cardigans are perfect for layering and allow you to accommodate to your baby’s temperature.
If you plan on breast feeding, you will need a breast pump, bottles, a nursing bra and breast pads. For formula, buy bottles and teats, a steriliser and bottle brushes. No matter which method you choose, you will need to buy plenty of bibs!
Most new parents struggle with feeding, but you will soon fall into a rhythm. There are plenty of articles about how to feed a newborn that will set your mind at ease.
There are a range of sleeping options for your baby and eventually they will need a cot, but newborns can find it hard to settle in one. Unless you choose to co-sleep, buy a Moses basket and a supply of blankets to make bedtime easier.
It is also wise to buy sleeping mitts in case your baby scratches during their sleep.
The first time you bath your baby can be stressful. A baby bath tub is the perfect size and can be placed anywhere. Buy a gentle baby soap or cleanser that will be suitable for their delicate skin and wrap your baby in a soft towel.
Changing tables are bulky and expensive, so if you lack space, opt for a lightweight changing pad. You will need nappies, gentle baby wipes and a supply of nappy rash cream, just in case. Make sure you have a supply of antibacterial wipes to keep the surface hygienic.
Choosing a pram (and a car seat) can be hard, as there are a range of features and different price tags. Head to a specialist for advice. Don’t forget to buy a changing bag and keep it fully stocked to ensure you always have everything on hand.