Top 5 Amazing Things You Need For A Baby
When you first start thinking about what you need for a baby you soon realise the possibilities are endless (not to mention expensive!). Apart from the obvious things you need for a baby there are a few less obvious – but brilliant ones you will actually use!
My Top 5 Things You Need For A Baby – after buying many, many things before the arrival of my baby, I now look back and I am thankful to have these in my life!
Things You Need For A Baby – The Nappy Bin
There are many out there – I personally have the Tommee Tippee Sangenic Nappy Wrapper. Yes the refill cassettes can be on the expensive side (Amazon is a great place to get them from cheaper!). Its fabulous, it really does hide all smells and is great for disposing of nappies – especially in the middle of the night or when it’s raining so you don’t have to go outside as often! I would recommend one to everybody!
Things You Need For A Baby – Muslin Cloths
I never knew such a thing even existed until I started to shop for my newborn! The ones I have are from George and come as a pack of 3. Most places that sell baby products have them as well as supermarkets. My advice by a hundred! They are basically muslin cloth squares – they are amazing for catching baby sick and protecting your clothes whilst you burp them!
Things You Need For A Baby – Socks
Don’t ask me why but a little ones feet are always cold. My advice buy all identical ones – as with adults – every-time you put socks in the washing machine, one disappears! This way when one makes a magical escape for freedom you’re not left with millions odd baby socks (like me!)
Things You Need For A Baby – Scratch Mittens
These are a must – babies have a habit of scratching their faces with their fingers nails, no matter how short you cut them they still manage it! At one point he kept managing to pull the mittens off with his teeth so he could scratch. I found a good plan for these – put a sock over the mitten – it’s harder to get two layers off! (A perfect use for all those odd socks!)
Things You Need For A Baby – Dummy
I know many of you won’t agree with using dummies. However for me it was a life saver from the constant crying. They really do help soothe a baby when all else fails. I was totally against it to – until my Mum suggested it me and it worked. Long live the dummy!
So there we have it my top 5 things you need for a baby – I’m all for anything that makes being a parent slightly easier! It’s the hardest job in the world – and there’s no shame in having a few things that make it easier – especially when you’ve had 2 hours sleep and can’t find where you put the tea bags…. ah yes in the fridge of course!
Hi! I’m Julie. I write about all things related to mum life. I’m also a postpartum depression survivor. I love helping mum start their mum blog journey and I have step-by-step guides to help!
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