WHAT SHOULD MOTHER PREPARE FOR NEW BABY ?
Some new mother usually have problem to make a list about what kind of thing
that should prepare when she have new baby, and after baby born and ready to
go back home, maybe because new parent is so happy have a new little cute baby.
This article will give some essential idea about everything that parent should
Sleeping Options - A cradle and bassinet are wonderful for
the new baby. If you get one on wheels, then you can easily have your newborn
with you at all times. However, these smaller sleeping beds for baby will really
only last for a few months. After that, you will find that your growing baby
must have a crib in order to sleep safely and comfortably.
The Right Crib - Never scrimp on the really critical things
you will need like a car seat and crib. Compare some name-brand, sturdy models
and look to make certain that the one you choose meets the very latest safety
standards and that the slats are positioned no more than 2 3/8 inches apart.
This is very important. Also, try out the crib numerous times, testing how easy
it is for you to raise and lower the sides. Before baby is born, you will care
more about the look of the crib, but ease-of-use will become more important
after baby arrives. You will be lifting baby and changing the fitted sheet more
frequently than you can imagine, so invest in a crib that functions well.
Donít Forget the Mattress - Just like a bed, most cribs
do not come with a mattress. Pick at least a middle price range and make certain
that it meets all of the fire-retardant codes and regulations. Remember, for
babyís safety, you want the mattress more firm than soft.
Changing Table - We recommend a changing table with storage
for diapers, wipes, burps and room for other supplies. A changing table with
sides (but donít ever leave baby unattended) is also important. Make sure
that your changing table choice comes with an opening at the bottom for your
feet Ė otherwise, you could develop back problems.
Car Seats - Investing in a name-brand car seat is a must. Check
online to see about recent recalls and ask around to find out about the easiest
models to install in your car. If you will be using two vehicles, then you may
want a back-up car seat. They are usually a hassle to install, so once it is
in the car you donít want to take it out! Practice installing it before
baby comes home.
Music, Sweet Music - You will need a CD or even an old tape
player for lullaby tunes. It doesn't have to be an expensive system, but it
should be portable and easy-to-operate for those middle of the night feedings.
Clothing and Layette - Have plenty of diapers on hand (triple
the amount you think you will need for the first month) and at least a dozen
little sleepers. You will also need a large stack of burp cloths, baby wash
cloths and a variety of blankets. Some liquid proof protectors for the crib
or using in your lap also is a good idea. Make sure that you wash all baby items
before your delivery.
Bath and Baby Care - Put together some baby bath essentials
and anything else that your pediatrician recommends. In fact, your pediatrician
may have a handy list that will help you stock up on any baby care items that
will be necessary.
Baby Monitor - While some would not call a baby monitor an
essential item, we think it is Ė if only for a new parentís peace
of mind. Monitors have improved so much in recent years and they are not a huge
Bouncy Bouncy - A basic baby bouncer can be a life-saver as
it frees up hands and allows parents to have baby in a portable carrier that
they can take from room to room. You donít have to have one that plays
music and has all the other bells and whistles. A standard model will do.
Sling it Baby - Many parents love to have their newborns close
to them in a body sling. Try the sling out ahead of time so you know the basics
of how it works.
Lights, Camera, Action! - Get your camera and video ready beforehand.
If you use a camera with film, then buy lots of rolls ahead of time and find
out where you can send in the film for developing. If you are using a digital
camera, then you will need to find a place that allows you to download, edit
and order online. The same applies to your video, we suggest buying lots of
tapes ahead of time.
Baby Books - Make sure that you have a few good parenting books.
The pregnancy books usually donít have much information about caring for
a newborn, so you will want a few resource books devoted just for baby.
Comfort for Mom - Shop for some comfortable clothes that are
appropriate for nursing. You wonít be able to fit into your pre-pregnancy
wardrobe for some months and you will probably only care about comfort at this
stage. Lounging pajamas and sweats are a good choice, as are dresses and robes.
Think comfort first.
Nursing Accessories - Some new moms find nursing pillows to
be very effective. You might see if you could borrow one from a friend or relative
and trying it out before making the investment.
(by allbaby.com - BABY.TopResource.NET Reference)