ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR NEWBORN BABY

ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR NEWBORN BABY

ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR NEWBORN BABY                                                                                                                              

Preparing for the arrival of your baby can be one of the most enjoyable parts of your pregnancy , as you shop for clothes and equipment .Remember ,when buying baby clothes , that your will grow quickly ,so buy only a few of the smaller sized items to begin with .Below are some suggestions for the basic items you will need .

PRACTICAL  ITEMS

. Several packs of disposal nappies ( or 2 dozen toweling nappies with plastics pants and liners , 2  nappy buckets and sterilizing powder , and some safety pins )

. Barrier cream ( e. g., zinc and castor oil or petroleum jelly )

. Plastic changing mat

. Cotton wool

. Baby soap/ shampoo/ liquid soap / baby lotion/oil ( for dry skin )

. Waterproof apron

. Baby bath

. Sponge / flannel

. Large soft towel

. Baby brush

SLEEPING

. Cot or mosses basket

. Cot and mattress  ( when your baby is older )

. 4 cotton sheets for cot/ pram

. 2 soft , lightweight blankets

. baby alarm ( optional )

CLOTHES

Choose machine –washable clothes in natural fabrics

. 4 stretch suits/rompers

. 3 vests/bodysuits

. Light cotton nighties ( if too hot to sleep in bodysuits; makes it easier to change nappies  )

. 2 pairs of socks and bootees

. Shawl ( optional )

. Scratch mittens, bibs

. In winter: cardigan, wooly hat in summer: light summer hat .

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