A Guide to Baby Supplies for Your Newborn
If you have a newborn baby, you can find many babies supplies available in baby stores today. IF you are a new mom, you might not know which of these baby supplies you should purchase first, which is the most important and which are not. For new moms here are the essential baby supplies that you need.
Diapers are the most obvious essential baby supply but most moms and dads may not know what type to choose and how much they need. Diapers can come as reusable cloth diapers or disposable diapers. The diaper that is good for your baby will be your own decision to make. This is a personal preference.
Cloth diapers will require you to spend time washing and cleaning it. Cloth diapers are the better choice for moms who don’t mind doing the diaper washing. Disposable diapers can be very convenient but it will cost you more money. There is no easy solution here. Ultimately, it is your personal preference and financial condition that decides it for you.
It does not matter what diaper you choose, because the most important thing is that your baby is kept clean and hygienic. Get soft cloths that absorb water well. Dab the baby parts using cotton balls with alcohol, oil, or lotions from time to time.
Sooner or later, your newborn will develop skin rashes or other skin conditions. These skin conditions are mild and temporary which will disappear soon. Our baby’s discomfort should be taken care of. Doctor approved itch cream and petroleum jelly are useful for small sections for easing rough or dry spots.
During the first few days of newborn life, the umbilical cord may be a place for infection to enter the baby’s body. It is then important to care for it properly. It is important to have antibacterial ointment in your supplies. You should also include the following in your first aid kit: gauze pads, bandage strips of different sizes, and a low stick adhesive tape.
While it is in its healing stage, you should keep the area around the umbilical cord clean and dry. Wash your hands thoroughly before touching your baby’s cord since germs can be carried on your hands. The baby’s belly button area should be cleaned at least once a day if his cord looks sticky or moist.
To keep the baby warm, you should have warm baby cloth and blanket. A cloth head covering is also important. Heat can be lost through the baby’s scallops. You can let your baby wear a little bonnet or hat outdoors to protect the head and face from the harsh sunlight. It is best to let the baby wear soft t-shirts with large head openings and armholes for easy changing and cleaning in case they spit up and get dirty.