Published On: Mar 25 2013 11:33:58 AM EDTUpdated On: Mar 27 2013 09:46:08 AM EDT
If you're expecting a baby take a look at these must-have items.
Swaddling blankets: Swaddling blankets are useful to help keep your baby bundled tightly and warmly at night.
Stroller: Strollers come in all varieties, from cheaper to high-end, depending on how much use you need pushing your baby around.
Portable play yard: These are great for when taking your baby to visit relatives or when traveling.
Mobile: Hanging a mobile above your baby’s bed and keep them entertained while they lay in their crib.
Crib and accessories: Make sure your baby has a safe and durable crib to sleep in.
Changing table and pad: This will give you a specific spot in your baby’s room for changing his or her diaper.
Baby carrier: Wearing a carrier, sling or wrap assists you with carrying your baby.
Bibs: Dinner time can be messy for babies. Bibs will help keep their clothes clean.
Bathtub: Your baby needs a special bathtub. Many are designed to grow with your child, from their smaller infant tub through larger ones for when they are toddlers. Some also come with gadgets to determine the temperature of the water.
Baby monitor: Monitors will allow you to keep tabs on your baby when he or she is sleeping. Some monitors even have video capabilities so you can watch your baby.
Baby food maker: These gadgets can help parents make their own baby food.
Activity center: An activity center, also called a play saucer, helps keeps babies sitting upright and in one place and gives them toys to play with.
Bottles: Make sure you have an ample supply of bottles on hand so you’re never caught without one for your youngster.
Dishwasher basket for bottles: This allows you to put your bottles and the smaller bottle parts in the dishwasher instead of having to hand-wash them.
Bottle warmer: These can allow you to easily warm up your baby’s bottles when it’s time for him or her to eat.
Car seat: A car seat is a must for all babies. These are necessary for driving with your baby in the car.
High chair: This will allow you to easily feed your baby and give him or her a designated spot at in the kitchen to eat with the rest of the family.
Diaper rash cream: This is a must to help your baby avoid diaper rashes.
Diaper bag: These can be as basic or fashionable as you want. These are helpful to help carry your child’s diapers, food, wipes and any other items you need while being out.
Diaper pail: To keep your baby’s room smelling fresh, get a diaper pail to dispose of diapers in. These help eliminate odors.