Discover some great ideas for what to include in a baby hamper to help make the baby and mum’s life more comfortable.
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To give your newborn the most wonderful start to life, we have gathered a checklist of important items that every new mum needs. For an expecting mother and father, it can be a nerve racking time months before the due-date and many things are most likely rushing through your mind. If you are wondering what you need to invest in to welcome your baby into a comfortable environment and world then this article will help.
With so many products being marketed to expecting mothers, it’s hard to tell which you need and which you could do without. Those essential items are the ones that you will not be able to live without when the baby comes. Building a baby hamper is a great idea to keep things organised and ensure you have everything you need. This will help things go smoothly when you take your bundle of joy home for the first time. You won’t want to worry about where things are; you want everything to be ready so you can enjoy every precious moment there is with your newborn.
For this special time, having baby hampers will help you get things off to a great start and be a real helping hand when the baby comes. So here are some of the essential items you will need to ensure you welcome your child into a comfortable home:
- Baby clothes. If you buy for ages two to three months, you will have a good range of options in your newborn’s wardrobe. For the new arrival, you will want a variety of outfits in your hamper from nightwear to going out clothes. Items such as sun hats, body suits, cardigans, vests, and socks will all be essential for your little one.
- Practical essentials for outside. Ensuring you have everything from a pushchair to car seats is really important for your newborn. As soon as you get out of the hospital you will need to transport your baby and be as safe as you can be. So making sure you have suitable car seats, pushchairs, and changing bags will help you to be prepared for anything.
- Sleeping. During your little one’s early years, they will be dosing off a lot. Of course sleep is important not only for babies but also to parents and if your child is comfortable, they are more likely to get a good night’s rest. So thinking about the type of mattress you choose for the cot down to what pieces of furniture you include in your nursery is vital to setting the right environment for your baby. So make sure you have a good mattress, a range of blankets, waterproof covers, a cot, a room thermometer, and a listening monitor. These will really help your newborn settle into their new home quickly and comfortably.
- Breastfeeding gear. When you breastfeed, you are helping your baby get all of the nutrients it needs to get a great kick start to life. The milk you produce helps keep the baby out of harm’s way from various infections so ensuring you have everything that will help make breastfeeding comfortable will be a great help. So to begin with, having a good selection of bras both for sleeping and nursing is a good idea. A nightgown that is easy to open is a simple thought but will make things heaps easier. Also don’t forget the muslin cloths and breast pads.
Ensuring you have most if not all of these items in your baby hampers will really help your child to get the best start to life. Not only that, you will be making your life much easier.
Having a fully packed hamper that has been well thought through and has all essential items is a fantastic way of creating a comfortable environment for your little one.
So by building your own personal checklist based on the items above, you will be off to a great start when it comes down to preparing for the arrival of your newborn!