Essential Supplies for your New Baby
As every parent has surely discovered, you are never quite prepared for the
arrival of your new baby. No matter how much time and effort you might put
into preparing yourselves and your home for your new arrival, there are
always a few things that tend to get overlooked. This is not without good
reason, mind you. It is such a wonderfully exciting time for expectant parents,
so naturally you are going to be less focused on trivial day-to-day matters.
For all of the expectant parents out there, this article is for you!
The nursery is the first place to start when you are preparing your home for
your new baby. The crib is likely the first major piece of furniture you will
purchase for your child. Be sure that the crib you purchase meets all of the
mandatory and voluntary safety guidelines. You will also want to invest in a
quality crib mattress, as your baby will be spending upwards of 70% of his or
her first year on it. Bedding is another consideration, and very much a matter
of personal preference. Just don't forget to pick up a mattress cover! A
changing table is another option, but not entirely necessary. Alternately, a
baby monitor is an absolute must-have for your child's nursery.
The next area to focus your attention on is that of baby supplies. While most
people have a reasonable idea of what their children's needs are, it is a good
idea to pause and reflect every so often. Baby supplies are very popular, and
there are so many choices to make. Be sure you purchase mild baby soap
and shampoo, as chemicals and fragrances can have a terrible impact on a
baby's fresh skin. A high quality, all-natural, moisturizer should also be used.
Some parents are keen on using baby powder to help keep their baby's
bottom dry. Try to find a baby powder that does not have a talcum powder
base. It can be terribly dangerous if inhaled, so be on the lookout for one with
a cornstarch base.
After all of the necessary supplies and furniture hav