When it comes to getting ready for the baby’s arrival, there are a lot of things to do, and shopping for all the baby supplies is one of them. It’s easy to get caught up in shopping little one essentials, from setting up the nursery to gathering sleeping, feeding, and diapering supplies. After all, the large volume of baby supplies required by a newborn might startle even the most prepared mother. However, how do you know which baby goods you can live without and which you can’t live without? Don’t worry: we’ll take care of everything for you.

Baby Nursery Essentials

You’ll need gorgeous decor for a baby’s nursery, but you’ll also need furniture and baby bedding to make newborn care easier (and safer). The following are the infant necessities for any nursery:

Cot, or cradle

The mattress should be firm and flat, and it should fit snugly in the crib (less than two fingers should fit between the mattress and cot)

2-4 cot fitted sheets

Monitor for the baby

Changing table for diapers or a dresser with a changing pad

White noise machine in a toy basket (optional)

Container for diapers (optional)

Swaddle in a blanket (optional)

Baby Diapering Essentials

Changing a diaper may seem difficult at first, but trust us when we say that you’ll get the hang of it—and these baby essentials will help you do it even faster. Check out this list of diapering essentials for your baby:

cloth diapers and diaper covers

2-3 huge boxes of baby wipes (unscented)
Bag for diapers

Baby Bath Essentials

Bath time can be a lot of fun—once you get control of that sweaty baby. It’s best to be well-prepared with all of the necessary equipment. These are the bath essentials for babies:

Bathtub for babies

Shampoo for babies and body washes

2-4 baby towels with hoods

a set of soft washcloths

Lotion for babies (optional)

Baby Feeding Essentials

Prepare to feed your newborn around the clock, which means you’ll need a lot of baby items for mealtime, whether you’re breastfeeding or bottle-feeding. Here are some essential baby essentials to have on hand:

8-10 bottles and nipples

Brush for bottles

Small-items dishwasher basket

Baby feeding pillow (optional)

Bottle warmer (optional)

Bottle sterilizer (optional)

Baby Health Essentials

Don’t forget that babies, too, require grooming sometimes. You’ll also want to have the correct baby supplies on hand in case your youngster becomes ill. Here’s what you should get:

Nail clippers or a file for baby nails

Thermometer for babies

sterilised gauze and petroleum jelly (for circumcision care)

Kit for first aid.

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