It can be quite overwhelming for a first time mum. You will make certain purchases that you will come to realize, it was not worth it. Trust me, I have been there and I know it. By the time I had my second child, I knew for a fact what I needed. If you plan on having more than one child, make sure to buy items that will last. Most of the items on this list was bought when I had my first baby. I want to make life a bit easier for you by sharing some of the items that I absolutely love and you will need.(I purchased all the items by myself.It was not sponsored)
Baby carrier: There are some days that your baby will not like to be put down. They just want you to hold them and you may be busy. The carrier will allow you carry your baby and have your hands free. It makes my life a whole lot easier during those days.
Bassinet: I didn’t buy a bassinet for my first girl because I honestly thought it was a waste of money. I wish I had back then. My first girl never liked her crib because I think it felt so big for her. I didn’t want the same thing to happen to my second girl therefore,I decided to buy the bassinet. The bassinet is smaller in size. I am glad I did because she sleeps in it perfectly. We have transitioned her from the bassinet to the crib so far so good. What I love about it is the fact that I can move it from one room to the other.
Baby bouncer or swing: The vibration and the bouncer soothes my baby to sleep. The toys grabs her attention. It is either she is sleeping or busy with the toys.
Bottle warmer : I love this bottle warmer! Its easy to use and works on different sizes of bottles.It heats up bottles very quickly and that is what you need for a hungry baby.
Humidifier: The starry night sky creates a comforting surrounding. My first girl just love the stars and every time she looks at it, she likes to sing “twinkle twinkle little star”. Our favorite song.
Nose aspirator : We all know babies or some toddlers can not blow their nose. This will do the job for you. With my first girl, I used to suck the “stuff” from her nose with my mouth. Boy was I glad when I bought this.
Saline drops: Recently my baby got a cold from her big Sis. She was congested. The poor child couldn’t breathe well but every time I sprayed this into her nostrils, it gave her the relief she needed.
Breast pump : With my first baby, I used to use the manual pump and it was hard work. I breast fed her exclusively. I am glad I invested in the electric pump because it is way better. What I like is this pump can run off of batteries as well as be plugged in, so you can use it pretty much anywhere.
Play mat: Perfect for tummy time and keeps baby busy with so many activities.
Nail clipper : Their nails grow so fast. You have to make sure you keep trimming it or else they will scratch their face.
Gripe water : I use it mostly when my baby has a stomach discomfort.
There you have it, my must haves that I love. As they grow, it will change. What are some items you would have put on your newborn must have list, do share!