A Guide to Baby Supplies for Your Newborn
It is not difficult to find baby supplies in the market. But for new moms, they might have a difficult time deciding which are the baby essentials and which are not. If you are a new mom, here are some baby supplies that your newborn needs.
It is important to buy diapers for your newborn baby but the type and the cost of diapers are still unknown to them. Diapers can come as reusable cloth diapers or disposable diapers. You alone will be able to determine what is good for your baby. Here you use personal preference to help you decide which type of buy.
Dirty cloth diapers needs to be washed well every time it gets soiled. If you don’t mind washing cloth diapers daily, then you can save on this one because you buy it only once and keep on reusing it. With disposal diapers, you don’t need to wash diapers every day, but you need to regular spend to buy supplies. There is no easy solution here. It simply depends on your personal preference and your financial condition.
Whatever type of diaper you choose, it is important that you keep your baby clean and hygienic. Soft cloths that absorb water well should be chosen if you decide to go for cloth. You can use cotton balls to dab on alcohol, oil, or lotion from time to time.
There are many skin conditions that babies sometimes develop. These are usually mild and temporary and will disappear on their own. But we want to ease our baby’s discomforts as much as we can. Doctor approved itch cream and petroleum jelly are useful for small sections for easing rough or dry spots.
You need to take care of a newborn’s umbilical cord during its first few days of life because infection can easily enter the body through it. This is why the umbilical cord is to be care for properly. It is important to have antibacterial ointment in your supplies. Gauze pads, bandage strips in different sizes and a low-stick adhesive tape are essential first-aid kit items.
While it is in its healing stage, you should keep the area around the umbilical cord clean and dry. Make sure you have clean hands when you handle your baby’s umbilical cord. The belly button area should be cleaned at least once a day especially if it looks moist or sticky.
It is important to have a warm baby cloth and blanket. It is also good to have a cloth head covering. The scalp is the place where a lot of baby’s heat can be lost. A little bonnet or hat can keep the harsh sunlight off the head and face. When baby spits up and gets dirty, you would find it easier to change and clean her up if you make her wear soft t-shirts with large head openings and armholes.