Essential items to have for babies first year

Essential items to have for babies first year
10/10/2017 No Comments Home and Family Jean Sherman

For anyone who is expecting a baby, it is an exciting time for them. The anticipation of having a baby and the journey of parenting is one that parents may not be entirely prepared for. More so, if one is a first-time parent, they may not know what to do, what items to buy for their newborn to use and how to go about it. Well, below is are some essential items to have for your newborn.

Baby’s essential items

Baby clothes

One needs to have clothes for their baby to wear. Baby clothes usually are sized by age. However, this cadshfjdjdjkdjdjdjddjn vary from one brand to another. Look for newborn baby clothes and also purchase some that are one size up. Babies grow very fast and they may not wear the clothes for a long time. Likewise, one may have a baby who will not have to wear newborn clothes for they have more weight and height. So ensure to have varying age size babies clothes and not necessarily one size to wear. Clothes that one can purchase are one piece outfits, shirts and bodysuits, out layers clothes, like jackets and sweaters, hats and mittens, socks or booties, shoes, sleepers and pajamas. Look for clothes that are comfortable, easy to wear, soft, roomy, durable and can enable the baby to explore and move.


One needs to have a bed for the baby to sleep on. The type of bed will depend on the parent’s parental preference. One can pick one of either of this a Baby cradle or bassinet, crib or co-sleeper. Also one can consider a pack n play especially if they will be traveling a lot. Ensure to have the proper mattress that is comfortable. It is essential to have the appropriate covers and beddings for the bassinet, crib or co-sleeper that are soft and comfortable.


Initially baby will only be feeding on the mother’s milk. The mother can have a breast pump to help express milk to feed the baby together with breast milk bags and baby feeding bottles. Sooner or later the baby will be ready to start eating solid food. This is between 5 to 6 months of age and it is important that one has feeding supplies. This will include a highchair for the baby to sit on when feeding. This will range in design and style. One will also need bowls, baby spoons, sippy cups and bibs.


Having diapers and wipes is important. The diapers can either be cloth or disposable or something in between that is a diaper with a reusable cover and a disposable lining. The baby may use 10 to 12 diapers at the beginning for a day. It is essential that one plans well. Also, one needs a changing pad or table or designate a place for diaper change.


jdhjdhjdhjdjhdjhBathing is also important for the baby. Essential items that one will need is a bathtub, soap and shampoo this should be brands that are easy on baby’s skin and do not have fragrances. One also needs towels and wash clothes that are soft.

Other baby gears that one can plan to have are a baby carrier, stroller, car seat, health supplies like nail clippers, thermometer and baby monitors.

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