Baby Gear / July 19, 2018 / Jaylynn Sample.
Could Be Essential for Parents: Mirror to Watch Your Baby While Driving - This may seem like an odd one, but if you’re driving baby around by yourself, it’s so reassuring to keep an eye on baby while driving. Babysitting, Childcare and Household Help - Chances are you’ll be waking at least three times in the night to feed your newborn, plus postpartum recovery can be physically taxing for many moms. Simple tasks like cooking, cleaning and even showering require more effort and planning than they used to. Line up help in advance by putting help & favors on your registry, too.
BassinetCradle - As I mentioned in the above section of essential baby items, a play yard is a must have due to its mobility and versatility. So if you are definitely going to buy a play yard, such as a Pack ‘N Play, don’t buy a traditional bassinet or cradle because those would be redundant purchases. You can buy play yards with bassinet features on them that work just as well. That said, the co-sleeper bassinet is an exception since it has additional functionality discussed above.
Other nice-to-haves: Secure Safety Gates, Fun Baby Toys and Teething Toys, Baby Books, Hard-to-Spill Sippy Cups, Baby Spoons, Toddler Bowls, Baby Food Maker, Furniture Corner Protectors, Baby Safe Bug Sprays & Sunscreens, Plug Socket Covers We hope this article helped you figure out what you really needed. If you don’t get absolutely everything before baby arrives, don’t stress out. Stores will be there after you have the baby (if you have Amazon Prime, you’ve got free two-day delivery to help you out). It may seem overwhelming at first, but you’ll be surprised to see how fast it all comes together. With every item you add, you’ll see it more clearly in your mind’s eye: the safe, cozy home that’s prepared for baby.
The most practical purchase is a regular stroller with a seat that folds back, so you can continue to use it in the upright position as baby grows. You can log onto Web sites to get a feel for what's out there in your price range, but eventually you should go to a store to do test runs. Consider whether you may also want a jogging stroller andor an umbrella stroller once baby can sit up (more on those later), in which case you don't want to overspend on this initial purchase.