You should know that one of the most cautious excursions that you will bring home your baby. Your newborn baby boy or girl might look so fragile and they will represent the new world of uncertainty as well. This is something that you should know in order to create your own transitions become easily parenthood. As many said that “ there is no official instruction to become a parent”.
But you have to relax, you are not the only first parent who wondering why you had been trusted with the little one without any manual. You should know that 40-week pregnancy is more than enough time than you only pick the beautiful name, this is your best opportunity to plan and prepare anything. The more you understand about your newborn, then you will be better equipped when he arrives in the world.
Preparing diapers and diaper bag
You can decide whether you choose cloth or disposable diaper products. You should feel relax because there is no right answer. Every family should decide which one works best for your little one. No matter what you choose, then you should stock up. When your baby at a week old, he or she has at least four to six wet diapers every day. Of course, you will need the diaper pail equipped with tight-fitting for the lid and the diaper bag with more spaces for baby wipes, diapers, diaper rash cream and extra clothes for baby, keep in mind that during the summer, then you should involve a hat since you cannot apply sunscreen for newborn baby.
Bathing your newborn baby
You should withstand for bathing your newborn until his or her umbilical cord falling down and that area starts to heal first. It can take around one to two weeks. Until then, you can clean his or her diaper area properly and stick out the sponge baths, here several things to have:
- Mild baby soap
- Mild baby shampoo
- Plastic tub
- Hoddy towel
- Prepare plastic cup for rinsing your baby
Blankets and clothes
Keep in mind that you do not have to purchase too many newborn clothes. Since your baby will grow so fast than you just expected. Here all you need:
- Provide six sleepers
- Six to eight onesies
- Two blankets
- Four swaddling blankets
Before your baby arrives in the world, you should decide whether you will provide breastfeed or using formula. You should build your support system is very necessary.
You will prepare these items if you use a formula:
Bottles, you can choose bottles made from glass or BPA free plastic with the fitting lid
- Plastic nipples
- Bottle sterilizer
- Burp Cloths
- Nursing pillow
If you choose to breastfeed, then you will need:
- Milk storage bags
- Breast pump
- Bottles to store your breastmilk
- Bra pads
- Nursery bras
If you decide to go with formula feeding, then consult your doctor or other parents about formula brands to try with. Even you can see many other references, even before getting pregnant.
Preparing baby’s room
Of course, you’ve got super excited to decorate your newborn baby girl new room, however, when it comes to decore his or her crib, then you should keep it as basic as possible. There are many extra items such as pillows, blankets and toys are harmful. They can stop a baby from breathing during their sleep as well. Consider these things below:
- Crib: you can choose the crib with the fixed side rails and no more than 2 3/8 inches between the ribs
- Provide the comfortable crib sheet
- Choose firm mattress
You are also able to choose the bassinet to place next to your bed. This is also important that it is the very safe sleeping area. In order to reduce the SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), ensure you place your baby on her or his back to sleep.