The list includes a baby crib and mattress, crib sheets, nappies/ disposable diapers, baby wipes, a baby bathtub, mild bath soap, soft towels, a sling to carry your baby and a few toys. Choose the right toys for your newborn so that they do what they are meant to- stimulate her and provide entertainment.
Tips for happy shopping
Start shopping for baby 2-3 months before you are due or earlier if you anticipate bed rest in late pregnancy. If this is your first baby, shop with a close friend or relative for helpful advice.
Dads-to-be can get involved in shopping for baby to get a feel of their impending responsibilities. A better and less tiring option is to split the list, especially if you always disagree with each other's taste.
Go by your list, not the store's. A designer wardrobe might look appealing; but your little one will outgrow her clothes quickly.
Don't let the buying overburden you, savor and cherish each moment as you imagine a new life soon snuggle in all those cute outfits!
There is nothing more comforting than being prepared for your baby's arrival. After the marathon of childbirth, the last thing you want is frantic shopping trips.
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