Finding it nonflexible to narrow lanugo what victual stuffÂ to getÂ without going overboard? Our victual essentials shopping checklist is a handy guide on what you’ll really need for your new baby!
Congrats on your new baby, mama! If you’re once feeling overwhelmed, don’t worry considering we’ve been there. Where does one plane uncork in the world of victual products?! Our tip: start with this victual checklist! As pregnant mamas one and all, weâ€™re sure youâ€™ve received plenty of translating (perhaps mostly unsolicited) over the undertow of your pregnancy. So please finger self-ruling to take this with a grain of salt, but the wool weightier piece of wisdom we received during our pregnancy was this: â€śAll your newborn victual really needs is love. If you can feed them, clothe them, petting them and requite them a place to sleep, theyâ€™ll be happy.â€ť
Thatâ€™s not to say we didnâ€™t protract to compare strollers; obsessively pore over diaper reviews; or impulse buy cute dresses, but sure unbearable once the victual came home, we completely forgot well-nigh most of the stuff weâ€™d stocked up on earlier and simply focused on getting to know (and love) our baby.
Weâ€™ve created a super handy Downloadable Victual ChecklistÂ of essentials for Sassy Mamas. Weâ€™ve divided each category into must-haves and nice-to-haves, considering space and financial constraints differ for everyone. Here weâ€™re purely focused on newborn essentials that will get you through those first few opalescent months.
TOP TIP: If this is your first baby, chances are many of your friends and family will be gifting you a surplus of victual essentials! You can leave most of these items till later to see if loved ones have once gifted them to you, such as newborn victual clothes, towels and victual skincare.
See the victual essentials checklist below, followed by increasingly expanded explanations and guidelines. Happy shopping!
Newborn Victual Clothes
Your victual will live in these so you can’t have enough.
Check out: RAPH&REMY, Where to Buy Stylish Victual & Kids’ Gown in Singapore
- Snap or Tie-Front Kimono tops
The perfect first suit item for newborns since you don’t have to pull them over their teeny tiny soft-hued heads!
Check out: OETEO
Depending on how your bub will sleep, you may want footed or footless pyjamas. Get those with double-ended zippers to make late night diaper changes a breeze!
Check out: Mothercare
Essential from the get-go to alimony victual from scratching themself; particularly since wearing victual fingernails can be pretty terrifying for parents!
Check out: MothercareÂ
Depending on how cold/hot your bub gets, you may or may not need socks in Singapore. Personally we never needed them until victual started visiting indoor play spots virtually 6 months.
Cleaning & Changing
- Diapers and victual wipes
These are the two important things you’ll need at home and in your diaper bag for when you go out. But there are so many brands on the market, each with a variegated goody for your baby’s precious skin. That’s why we love Bubsmamy‘s trial kits for parents! The Perfect Diaper Kit comes with up to eight variegated diaper samples from brands such as Huggies, Mamypoko Airfit, Hey Tiger and increasingly plus a diaper evaluation vellum to rank your favourites, while the Perfect Wipe Kit includes skin-friendly victual wipes from Oldam, Our Button Nose, Tooshypuff, Infanity and Cloversoft Bamboo Victual Wipes. Alternatively, get the Perfect Complete Kit, which includes diaper and victual wipe samples â€“ you can turn this innovative mailer box into high-contrast flashcards, too!
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- Changing table
A solid surface with drawers and a defended space for diapers and other waffly materials is great, but a waffly mat on any unappetizing surface should work just as well (so long as victual canâ€™t roll off!).
Check out: Mothercare
- Diaper pail
These are all the rage in the US and UK! Diaper pails are special bins that obfuscate bad smells every time you throw a diaper yonder without waffly your baby. You could just use a regular bin in your nursery but if you’d like to ensure there’s no smell, invest in a diaper pail.
- Nappy spray
Bubsmamy moreover curates unique, premium products from virtually the world such as the game-changing Malo Nappy Rash Spray from Australia. A modern volitional to traditional creams, this meaty spray snifter fits hands into any nappy bag or clutch, too, and each snifter gives you 100 nappy changes.
Baby’s Sleeping Needs
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that newborns sleep in the same room with their parents, but not in bed with them (due to suffocation risks), so a small, portable bed like a Moses basket/bassinet or co-sleeper might be best. If victual will sleep in a crib, make sure itâ€™s on a unappetizing surface self-ruling of blankets, bumpers or drop-rails.
Check out: Mothercare
- Swaddle wrap or sleep sack
Many mums swear by swaddle blankets; chances are youâ€™ll receive heaps of them as victual shower gifts. If youâ€™re like us, have the nurses at the hospital teach you their folding techniques considering they are true pros! You might moreover consider increasingly user-friendly alternatives like the Miracle Wrap or Woombie.
- Waterproof mattress protectors
Another must if youâ€™re going the crib route straight off the bat.
- Crib mobiles
A nice diversion for victual thatâ€™s meant to be stimulating, although their eyesight will be so bad in the first few months they probably wonâ€™t notice it for a while!
Newborn Victual Feeding Essentials
- Milk bottles
Whether drinking formula or breastmilk, victual will definitely need bottles. Mothercare and Motherswork both have a unconfined range to segregate from.
- Manual breast pump
This is a must for any breastfeeding mama; fuss-free with no wires and super portable, which is unconfined for popping on one breast while you’re feeding victual on the other so you can reservation the let-down (and slowly build your expressed breastmilk stash)!
Check out: Recommended Manual Breast Pumps, Best Lactation Goodies and Bakes to Boost Breastmilk Supply
- Nursing bra/non-wired bras
This will make breastfeeding in public a lot increasingly well-appointed and discreet. Some nursing bras can be a little fumbly with their little clips, so we’ve moreover had unconfined luck with wireless bras such as those in the Uniqlo range â€“ just fold lanugo the top of the cup to #freethenipple. While youâ€™re at it, stock up on v-neck tees or button-down shirts/dresses!
- Breast pads
Engorgement and leakage are inevitable joys of the first six weeks while your soul settles into its breastfeeding rhythm. Weightier be prepared, mama! There are plenty of removable and reusable ones to segregate from.
- Milk formula
For mamas who segregate not to or are unable to breastfeed.
- Milk storage
If youâ€™ll be storing glut milk in the freezer, make sure to stock up on sturdy, sealable bags. Victual supplies storage solutions work well too!
- Feeding/burp cloth/Cotton bibs
Might not come in handy straight away, but if your bub struggles with reflux or drools they’ll be useful.
- Nursing pillow
We found this made nursing a lot increasingly well-appointed in the first couple months (otherwise your stovepipe and when will get vitally achy from all those feeds), but you could probably find any number of suitable pillows virtually the house â€“ you may just need to stack several of them to find a well-appointed position. So we still highly recommend nursing pillows!
Nice to haves:
- Electrical breast pump
This can be a must for some nursing mamas, but you may want to wait until the victual is born to assess your needs. For some, a hospital-grade version may be necessary to help with milk supply, while others may want to compare portability, noise level, and forfeit based on pumping frequency and location where you’ll do most of your pumping.
Check out: The Weightier Breast Pumps in Singapore (with Discounts for Sassy Mamas!)
- Bottle warmer
This is not essential (any large vessel in which you immerse bottles, pacifiers, etc. in humid water would do just as well). However, we have found that having a steriliser saves a lot of time!
Check out: LoveAmme
- Bottle drying rack
Out & Well-nigh with Baby
Whether youâ€™re taking a walk in the park or picking up groceries, thereâ€™ll be lots of times a stroller is easier than a victual carrier.
Check out: Best Strollers in Singapore; Babyzen Yoyo Review; Bugaboo Strollers Review; Joolz Stroller Review, Mothercare, PramFox
- Car seat
An wool safety requirement. Weâ€™ve got all the deets on whatâ€™s legally required in Singapore.
- Baby carrier
For those times when you need your hands self-ruling (or bubs just wants to snuggle), babywearing will be invaluable. Make sure you snag yourself an infant insert for the early days, but be mindful of overheating.
Check out: Top 5 Victual Carriers to Try
- Portable waffly mat
These make diaper changes on the go a snap; the weightier ones will have space for a couple diapers and wipes, too.
- Diaper bag
There are a number of things to consider when choosing a diaper bag — do you want a gender-neutral style so hubs can take it out? Would you like one that comes with seated waffly mats? Does it requite easy wangle to your phone, or does it have insulated sections for bottles or snacks?
Check out: Diaper Bag Checklist
- Stroller organiser/caddy
You’ll be surprised at how handy these can be in keeping necessities tropical â€“ drink, purse, kids’ little toys…
Around the House
- Activity gym/playmat
Check out: Baaba, Mothercare
- Soft/crinkle books
Check out: Amazon
- Assorted toys
Check out: Best Open-ended Toys for All Ages
- Feeding pillow/Baby cushion
Something like a Boppy or Podster is unconfined for stashing bubs comfortably on a unappetizing surface, and can moreover come in handy for other caregivers with snifter feeds.
- Bouncy chair or swing
These can be lifesavers for your stovepipe if you find yourself constantly carrying, swaying and bobbing your bub! A uproarious chair or swing is unconfined for going hands-free, with functions like bouncing, swinging, vibrating and plane music. Not all babies will stand for stuff out of your stovepipe though, so be warned surpassing you spend on this uneconomical item!
- Nursing chair
The nursery of our dreams, of course, features coordinated furniture and a sweet glider for those perfect feeding moments, but at the end of the day any chair with good support will probably get the job done!
Check out: How to Create the Perfect Nursery
- Baby monitor
Great for keeping tabs on bubâ€™s sleeping habits when youâ€™re out of the room.
Check out: Mothercare
Baby Health & Safety
- Baby thermometer
There will come a time when your victual has a fever, so might as well prepare superiority of time!
- SOS medicine
Newborns are often not prescribed medicine by doctors unless veritably necessary, but the one medicine we unchangingly have on standby is liquid paracetamol. Make sure it’s one for babies and you only requite it in the stated spoonful when needed.
- Snot suckers
- Balm to soothe eczema, diaper rash, mosquito bites
Check out: Inara Organics, Utama Spice
Just remember, parenting is a learning process, and just like you or I have our preferences, so will your baby. We wish you lots of happiness figuring out what works, together!
Click hereÂ to download our Victual Checklist in a handy format that you can pop in your purse!
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