7 Essentials For Your New Arrival

If you’re expecting and you’re a little bit worried about how to prepare then don’t worry, you have definitely come to the right place. Whether it’s your third child or you first, you need to ensure you’re as prepared as you can be. Luckily, there are lots of essentials you can buy to ensure exactly that. From a crib for them to sleep in to toys that aid development, the more you’re buying in advance the better. With that in mind, here are 7 essentials for your new arrival: 

A crib or cot for them to sleep in
One of the first things you need to ensure you have is a crib or a cot for your little one to sleep in. Whether that means buying a cuddle cot or buying a crib that you can place at the end of your bed, you need to ensure they have a comfortable place to sleep. If you’re looking to buy a bed for your newborn baby, you can visit this site here. 

Lots of cosy baby clothes
Another important thing to stock up on is lots of cosy baby clothes. Although you’re not going to know how big your baby will be when they’re born, buying clothes in a number of different sizes will ensure you have exactly what you need once they arrive. From tiny baby to 0-3 months, the more options you have the better. For me I don't think this is so much of an essential, however nobody wants to fret over how much washing they have to do when they should be resting up post birth, for me it was a god send knowing I had loads in the wardrobe.

Blankets, blankets and more blankets
You’re also going to need lots and lots of blankets. From blankets you use in their crib to blankets you take out and about with you, the more you have the better. 

Baby Formula and milk
Another important thing you need to ensure you stock up on is newborn formula. Whether you’re planning on breastfeeding or not, having a small supply formula as a backup is a great idea, everyone knows the first few days can be difficult and it alleviates that pressure if you know you have something. Just precautionary however as I know so many Mothers that overcome and struggles and go on to breastfeed their little ones well into first year and beyond of their lives.

Toys and teddies that will encourage development
Although they’re not going to take much interest in their toys right away, the sooner you start aiding their development the better. From toys that are super colourful to toys that encourage teething, you’re going to want to stock up on a variety of different things. For a guide to essential toys you should be buying for your new arrival, you can visit this site here. 

Nappies, wipes and dummies.
Nappies, wipes and dummies are also incredibly important and should be something you’re buying as soon as you possibly can. In most cases, you’ll find that you can never have enough. I hated having to search to find a packet of wipes or a dummy so having lots around was perfect.

A high-quality pram
Finally, you need to ensure you’re buying a high-quality pram for your little one. Whether you buy something that can also be used as a car seat or you buy an old fashioned stroller with a comfortable basket, you need to choose what’s right for you and your little one. 

Are you expecting a baby soon? What do you need to ensure you have in order to be as prepared as you possibly can be? Did we miss anything off the list? Let me know your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below. 

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