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Your first child on the way? This are the things you need to buy

Your first child on the way? This are the things you need to buy 

Your first child is on the way and that is mega exciting. We can imagine that you have so many things to think about at once that you can’t see the wood for the trees. After all, you need to buy a few new things when you have a little one on the way. In this blog article, you will find 5 things you should not forget to get before your baby is born. This way you will have a good start together and your child will have everything it needs.

1.  For taking care of your baby

To be able to take good care of your baby, you need a complete maternity kit. In this kit, you will find all the products you need to give your baby the best care possible. We have listed the basic products you would normally find in a maternity kit for you, so you can check whether you have everything at home. 

  • 6 flannel nappies

  • 6 mouth towels

  • 6 hydrophilic flannels

  • 6 hydrophilic nappies

  • 1 changing mat

  • 2 changing mat covers

  • 1 baby bath (with stand) or Tummy Tub (with stand)

  • 1 bath thermometer

  • 1 nappy pail

  • 2 bath capes

  • 1 pack of newborn disposable nappies

  • 1 thermometer

  • Care products (baby ointment, baby soap, baby oil, or baby lotion)

  • 1 soft hairbrush

  • 1 pair of nail scissors with rounded tips (use only after 6 weeks) 

2. For dressing the baby 

You have probably already thought about what to wear to the baby. In most cases, parents buy too many rather than too few clothes for their babies. If you still want to read up on what you really need for a newborn, below you will find a short list of essentials.

  • 6 bodysuits (2 size 50, 4 size 56)

  • 3 sets of clothing

  • 2 bonnets

  • Socks

3. For feeding your baby

Whether you choose to breastfeed or bottle feed, you must have all the equipment you need to feed your newborn properly. When you have all the things you need, you can be sure that your baby gets all the nutrition it needs and can grow well. There are quite a few differences in the things you need when you choose to breastfeed or bottle feed. For instance, you will need the following for breastfeeding: 

  • 2 nursing bras

  • Lactation pads

  • Feeding cushion

And for breastfeeding you will need: 

  • 4 bottle teats (name newborn teats)

  • 4 feeding bottles

  • Bottle warmer

  • 1 measuring jug with lid for night feeds

  • 1 bottle racks 

  • Infant milk of your choice, e.g. HIPP combiotik baby formula

Of course, there are plenty of other things to worry about as well, but if all goes well, the baby’s room is ready and now is the time to double-check everything. We hope this blog offers you clarity and that you can relax and enjoy the arrival of your little miracle.