Baby Gear / July 12, 2018 / Elise Jansen.
Important Questions! Here are some questions to ask yourself as you check out strollers in the store: Is the handlebar high enough? Take a few strollers for a test push. The most annoying thing when you're out for a walk is pushing a stroller with handles so low that you have to stoop, or so short that you kick the back of the stroller. Look for handles that fit your height and your gait.
Breast Pump - A good breast pump is essential if you’re a working mother and want your baby to have the benefits of breast milk throughout the day. Moreover and this may be the biggest perk you can pump before bed at night and your husband can wake up to feed the baby while you get your much-deserved sleep. You can purchase expensive electric pumps, but I recommend a simple manual one that is easily portable, such as the Avent models. It’s also a relief to have one on-hand if your body thinks you need to nurse when you’re somewhere without your baby, like at work.
To get you started, here’s a list of baby essentials and a list of items to stay away from based on my experience with my son. 10 Essential Baby Items You Need, While only a handful of things are actually necessary to raise a healthy child, the following items simplify the demands of caring for your baby. Here are the things I used and appreciated most when caring for my newborn son:
Bodysuits - More popularly known as onesies, the main thing to consider here (besides cuteness) is how easy it is to peel baby in and out of them. Babies are very squirmy, so make sure you get ones that don’t have too many snaps or buttons. Sleepers Gowns - A kind of newborn pajamas that makes diaper changing much easier (they’re also called sleep bags, sleepsacks, or wearable blankets).