The Must-Have Items that New Moms Can't Live Without
The Must-Have Items That New Moms Can't Live Without
Becoming a mom is easily one of the most wonderful and scary moments in any woman’s life. There is so much to learn and be aware of, it’s truly a crash-course in parenting right away. With that said, there are a number of items that can help make motherhood a whole lot smoother and simpler on both mom and baby. So if you’re busy making a list of all the items you need before baby arrives, then you’ll want to take a look at these must-have items that new moms simply can’t live without.
This particular item is great in that both moms and dads can use it. A baby carrier allows you to carry your baby around, snuggled close to your body, while allowing your hands to be free. This will allow you to go about tasks, errands, and chores without having to set baby down. There is also the added bonus that babies tend to feel more relaxed and comfortable while being snuggled. It’s a bonding experience for all.
The Mom Crib website has an excellent article on best baby carriers for 2018 and is a must-read before you head out shopping. It discusses the features you want to look for, the weight restrictions, whether the carrier allows for forward and/or rear positioning, and more.
If you plan on nursing your little one, then a nursing pillow is an absolute must. It allows for baby to get into the ideal position to latch, and it makes it comfortable for both you and your little one. You'll find a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors so you will probably want to look at them in person to get an idea of what will work best for you.
Bathing your new little bundle of joy is another bonding experience, but for new parents it can also be extremely stressful. They are so tiny and plopping them in the bathtub just isn't going to work. Instead you can pick up a baby tub that cradles their head and keeps it above water. This allows you to rest baby in the “tub” while washing them.
Bottles and Feeding Accessories
If you plan on bottle feeding your baby, then you’re going to need to stock up on a few bottles and accessories. Keep in mind that you will need to pick a nipple that is right for their age. Newborns need slow-flow nipples so that they don’t get too much liquid at once. As for the accessories, parents tend to love the convenient bottle warmers that warm bottles to the perfect temperature quickly and easily, plus there is cleaning and sterilizing gear you can get.
For new parents it's impossible to imagine just how much gear you'll need to pack and take with you each and every time you step foot outside of the house. This is exactly why a large diaper bag with multiple compartments and pockets is necessary. Look for one that is washable, waterproof, and includes a travel-sized change mat. Some also include insulated pockets which are perfect for carrying food and bottles.
The List Goes On
This is just a small look at some of the must-have gear that every new mom will need in order to make life with a new baby as easy as possible.