When a new life comes into the world, people start preparing for its arrival. That is the beauty of human life. Humans tend to celebrate change. New life comes and his close ones begin to show their love and care and shower him with gifts and blessings.
But the most important job is done by parents. Parents want to make sure their baby opens his eyes in comfort and peace. They want him to feel as much at home in the outer world as he was in his mother’s womb. Couples already having kids may find it quite easy to make a mental list of the items they need to take with them to the hospital at the time of childbirth.
But, first-time parents may find it a little hard to gather all the information and the material for the new baby coming into their lives. It becomes difficult to decide what items are necessary and what can be left for the time being. Honestly speaking, even the parents of the third and fourth child may face the same issue every time they begin packing hospital stuff.
I remember when I started making a list after conceiving a third child; I was as blank and clueless as a first-time parent. I did not know what I wanted for the hospital bag at the time of childbirth and what I can buy when I come back home.
Why should we make a baby checklist?
Well, the first thing to get things done a bit easier is to start making a list well before time. Let’s say start making a checklist right after you reach the third trimester of your pregnancy. This gives us time to think and arrange if anything got missing.
The babies’ supplies list includes what?
Alright starting with the baby clothing which is very important because, in the hospital, you get the baby clothes for a couple of days or maybe hours, but you still need more clothing. Onesies are very practical and easy to wear for kids, especially the neck part. It’s good if you arrange 5 to 6 of them at the time of birth and then buy the rest later as babies tend to increase and grow very rapidly. Baby blankets and the baby nest are also very important and easy for people to carry a baby in it.
Baby socks, hats, bibs, and some outerwear must be bought in case the baby needs to travel in his first month of life.
Other items included in the baby list are a baby receiving blanket, baby diapers, baby wipes, rash cream, nail clippers, comb, feeders, baby shampoo and baby wash, baby lotions, pacifiers, nasal aspirators, rocking chair, crib, baby pillows, car seat, breast pump, breast cream, stroller, swing, baby monitor and baby’s play mat.
All these items can be subdivided into categories like the hospital bag, mother and feeding supplies, entertainment supplies, travel items, and so on. This makes it even more convenient and parents never miss any item at the time of need.
Here are a few lists to take help from