6 Newborn Essentials Which You Will Actually Need!
Having a baby doesn’t have to be expensive. Many items you simply don’t need. I’ve had two kids and there are just a few things that are my go-to ESSENTIALS. The absolute must-haves. If you’re on a tight budget or simply don’t want to spend a load on stuff you don’t really need then read on. Today I share with you the items and products I couldn’t have coped without in those first few baby days and weeks!
A Downstairs Basket
Grab a box, basket – whatever, and fill it with everything you need.Nappies, wipes, Sudocreme. We always kept a second change mat downstairs as this saved going back up to change Lew. Very handy in those post-c section days!
Whether you use an app on your phone, YouTube or a white noise soft toy like the myHummy bear, you will want white noise! You can read our review of the myHummy bear here.
A Baby Bouncer
Or Rocker. And you don’t need to pay too much. I bought one from Red Kite which was just fine. We kept one downstairs and another upstairs. This came in handy when I wanted a shower. I’d pop Lew in the bouncer chair and he’d happily sit and watch me shower for five mins. Handy for a quick tidy up too!
A V Cushion
These are not only handy during pregnancy but useful after for breastfeeding and placing baby in to sit. Obviously not for too long and def not unsupervised, but when Lew was really tiny, he’d happily sit in the V shape while I put the hoover round.
And loads of them! They are really handy in those early baby days for moping up milky chins.
And all in ones – you don’t really need much else clothes-wise when it comes to newborn babies. Outfits are lovely but they aren’t always practical. I stuck to vests and sleep-suits until Lew was about three months!
For more baby related posts, tips and info, have a read of: My Baby Doesn’t Sleep Through the Night and that’s OK Having my Baby at St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol – My Experience and Review and 22 Baby Changing Bag Essentials Which You Might Not Have Thought Of!
What would your baby essentials be? If I added anymore, it would def be a good stroller pram. Very handy if you are short on space.
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