Newborn Essentials ChecklistChecklist for Newborn Essentials
First 24 hours hat, optionally with scraper gloves. As soon as we took Bea with us and were in the vehicle, we also found out that we wanted a looking glass to be able to look at her from the front seats. Bea didn't bathe for 2 whole week (top and bottom) and the first times she was in the wash basin, but I felt it was very difficult for her to lie in it and that's why we used the IKEA bathtub where she likes to step around.
It was also in the bathroom with me, so you don't need a specific bathroom", it's just a preferences. You can also use a babybath everywhere (kitchen countertops, floors, the hottest room etc.) and we fill ours quite deeply to keep them hot and let them romp around, which would require much more tap in the big one.
Forgotten to buy washing clothes or a foam that you obviously need, although you can use a smooth flannelette if you have one. You don't need a particular handtowel either, but I took it here because I like the little hooded thing on them that keeps their heads hot as soon as they come out of the bathtub.
We didn't deal with scratching gloves because she didn't need them, but she did slice her face a few places and grab her face until the fingernails were treated. But Pete likes it a lot, so it's an almost personal choice, too.
There is no need for a diaper pad, but you need something impermeable to attract the infant and replace it when the diaper is switched off or when the diaper explodes! WaterWipes was a rescuer when you're on the move because they don't tease delicate newborn flooring and make your lives really simple.
Most of the times we keep Bea in pajamas. When she was a little girl, we often dressed her in bladder or jumper suit because it was too warm, and I thought she was really sweet. She was 6 pounds 5oz tall when she was delivered, and even the little things were big on her.
At 6 wk she had outgrown them, but she is still comfortable carrying her newborn 0-1m big babies and 0-3 is still dying (at her present 9 pounds weight). There were more pyjamas than waistcoats because we didn't always use them, and in the beginning we had to replace their outside layers more often than the waistcoats.
You' ll probably need the same numbers for a baby at any other season though. Like I said, we didn't use scratching gloves, boats or stockings because their legs were shrouded (all pyjamas now seem to be in scratching gloves too.) We used a cap in the first 24 hrs in the clinic, only then it was too high.
It is a little-known fact (I think) that after 48 h thermoregulating to the outside temperatures baby does not need to be covered in a million shifts, and it is part of the sure sleeping guide that they cannot be overheated. We don't use it to cuddle (although we could), but we made a great cover when it was hotter and we now use it on the backrest.
Every evening we use our Grobag Schwaddle for sleep. Bea is wrapped under her arm because she doesn't like it when she pinches her and she steps her feet free every dark, but it remains on her figure and better than a cover. On other occasions (when the wrapping is in the laundry) we use a separate cellulose sheet which is double folded and clamped on all three sides.
With almost 9 week, you think that after 3 month we will ascend to a Grobag as it is almost too long for winding. Some of my best findings were Pampers changing pads (which you can buy in many shapes, these are only the ones we collected ). We always had to clean our nativity sheet covers (which tear off with a zipper) together with the bed linen because Bea would be a little ill at nights and we would find him soaked.
We now have her on the crèche bed and on the baby carriage and it means that if she is ill, we just exchange the sheets, which is so much simpler to air out and exchange. However, from a realistic point of view they can be used for so many things - burps, diapers, covers, for wiping up... and my favorite use is the baby bed fold in two halves or the baby carriage which is clamped over the top of the bed to keep the leaf neat and tidy again instead of the whole leaf shedding.
Think it' really difficult to plan what you will need as you don't know how you will be feeling or what kind of supply you will have. Daytime I first used to live in H&M mom or ordinary west, which I dragged down to shelter. You can use a chiffon to protect the upper half of your breast and your breast if you are feeling confident.
I' ve also put a babysitting meter here for two reason. First, as a family doctor it makes me crazy when folks say that their kid is having a fever or a heat when they haven't really verified it. Kids who get excited and have a warmth are two different things - a babe can get excited but not warm and the other way around, so it's rewarding to be able to say it one way or the other.
Second, if you are jumpy, they are too warm (and I have even done that), if you look at their temperatures, it will give you immediate calm, or warn you that they need immediate health care. Remember all-in-one snacks that require minimal exertion and maybe consider avoid eating something tasty - I didn't have any trouble with Bea, but some folks sense that tasty food affects their breastmilk and thus the baby's intestinal system.
I would like you to please include all the essential things you would not have been able to live without if I had not recorded them here!