Preparing for your new baby? Make sure that you have everything you need before your bundle of joy arrives. From car seats to sterilisers, there’s plenty to consider before you welcome your newborn into this world. Proper preparation helps you to prioritise the must-have items and stick to your budget. You can find a wide range of baby essentials for sale on Junk Mail.
1. Crib with mattress
A crib is an essential item since your baby will spend most of their first few months sleeping. When buying a crib, you need to consider how long your baby will be using it. Rather invest in something they can use for longer than having to change the crib after a year. Another factor to consider is how easy it is to move the crib around. You also need to select a mattress that supports your baby’s posture and is not too soft.
2. Baby carrier/sling wrap
Keep your little one cuddled close to you while you’re on the move by using a baby carrier or sling wrap. This will allow you to get things done easier and give your arms a bit of a rest. Durability and ease of use are important considerations when selecting a baby carrier.
3. Baby monitor
The need for a baby monitor will depend on the size of your home. Advanced baby monitors provide you with everything you need to keep a close eye on your little one, whereas basic models only allow you to hear sounds. When it comes to baby essentials, there’s a good reason why a baby monitor is at the top of most parents’ lists. Advanced models allow you to watch your newborn on a screen, take photos, and make video recordings. You can also soothe your baby by playing music or even talking to them using your monitor.
4. Car seat
Did you know? It’s illegal in South Africa to travel in a vehicle with a child under the age of 3 that’s not strapped into an approved car seat. This is just one of the many reasons why you should invest in a high-quality car seat that meets the necessary safety standards. When buying a car seat, you’ll need to consider the height, weight, and age of your child to ensure you buy the correct one.
5. Breast pump
A breast pump can come in handy for many reasons. We live in a busy world and working mothers use the breast pump to pump out milk for their babies while they’re at the creche. They can also be useful if mother and baby are experiencing some latching issues. Manual and electric pumps are available.
Whether you’re using breast or formula milk, it’s imperative that you keep your baby’s bottles clean and sterilised. Sterilising helps to keep your baby safe from bacteria and infections.
A highchair lets your child sit at the dinner table with you. Highchairs being light and portable make it easy for you to take it with you when going out or even move it around between tables. It also keeps your child safe in one place and you can use it to keep them entertained at the table while you’re cooking or cleaning.
8. First aid kit
Keeping a first aid kit with you is always a good idea, but even more so when you have a child. Whether you need a thermometer, a band-aid, some disinfectant, saline eye rinse, pain medication or antiseptic ointment, it will all be at your fingertips if you keep a first aid kit with you.
Now that you know what to prepare for, you can find a wide range of baby essentials for sale on Junk Mail.