Now that your baby is born and has been enough days to get ready to bring him home, you suddenly realize that you are totally clueless about what things might be needed to take care of your baby.
Apart from the cake baked for the welcoming celebration, there are several things you need to prepare unless you don’t want to be stranded at the last moment. The first and the foremost thing to prepare for before the arrival of the baby is to prepare a baby crib or a cradle.
You don’t have to prepare an entire nursery, start with something basic like bringing in a cradle so that the baby won’t have to sleep with you on the bed, which can get quite dangerous. Now that you have the crib with you, prepare the bedding. This is quite simple since the entire bedding is usually available in a single pack in baby shops.
All you need to do is buy that pack that is complete with a soft bed, soft pillows and blankets and arrange it in the crib. If you have absolutely no idea of how to take care of the baby now that it’s all in your hands, buy some child parenting related books which comes with step-by-step instructions on everything related to parenting a new born baby.
Prepare a car seat for your baby. Yes, even if your baby in only a few days you, some states and cities have a rule that there needs to be a safety belt even for a new born baby. Buy at least a minimum set of clothing for your child, along with diapers and plastic bags to dispose the diapers after use. These things are one of the most important materials that must be ready by the time you bring your baby home.
Also prepare the necessary toilet materials required for bathing the baby. You might not need soaps in the beginning since wiping the baby’s body with wet sponge should do the job. But do keep them ready just in case you need to wash your child after he vomits or spills food on himself. Just because your child is still into breast feeding, it does not mean you won’t need a feeding bottle and some pacifiers. You’d need them to feed your child with other liquids like water.