Basic Items you will need for your Baby
Are feeling overwhelmed at the thought of putting together a list of things that you will need. Can you even face making a list? Most new moms will feel like this and I know that I did!
Thankfully, we have come up with what we think is a pretty good list. We do try to buy organic, but have selected options for you if organic isn’t important to you.
We will help to reduce the stress of the period before baby arrives, so read on to find out about some of the products you will need.
The problem you may have is that once you start looking at baby items, you may get carried away. There is so many lovely things to choose from and it is for sure a very exciting time for you. So, let’s get on an help you to start working through that list the easy way ……….
We at Baby Nursery Gliders are a nursery glider review site where we provide top nursery glider reviews, so that you can easily find the best nursery glider. But, we also source top quality, popular products that have been tried and tested by many new mums just like you.
We want you to trust us at Baby Nursery Gliders. We think you should know that if you make a purchase, we do get a little bit of commission from Amazon. This helps us to cover the cost of running the website and time spent researching the products. Thank you for being here……
Good diapers are crucial for an easier life. You want baby to be comfortable, but you also want value as you are going to use a LOT of diapers. Over time, you will start to steer towards your favorite brand but one that stands heads above the others, for us, is Pampers swaddlers disposable diapers.
What makes these the best disposable diapers?
Well, for a start, 79% of reviewers gave them a 5 star review, so that can’t be bad.
How many diapers will you change a day?
In the first couple of months, you might find yourself changing diapers up to 10 times in 24 hours. Diapers should be changed whenever they are wet or soiled. Your baby will often (but not always) let you know if they need changing. Pampers Swaddlers are super-absorbent diapers and fit snugly on your baby. Any diaper should fit so that it does not sag or have gaps, even when your baby is crawling around and they come in a range of sizes. If it is saggy, it may falloff or rub or loose some of the contents ….eeeeeek!!
When should I change my baby?:-
- Right before or right after every feeding
- After every bowel movement
- Before bedtime
- When your baby wakes up
- When you go out with your baby
Wrap your baby in the Pampers Blankie Soft Diaper which has a unique Absorb Away Liner which draws wetness and mess away from baby’s skin, so your baby has less chance of becoming wet or uncomfortable. The diaper also has a color-changing wetness indicator that tells you when your baby might need a change which makes our life a lot easier doesn’t it. We love the soft, stretchy sides which move and flex with your baby’s every move.
Diaper Rash Ointment
Alongside diapers, you are going to need diaper rash ointment. One of the most positively reviewed is the Aquaphor baby healing ointment which 85% of reviewers voted as a five star product. This is, in our opinion, the best baby ointment on the market. It is Pediatrician recommended and clinically proven to soothe and smooth tender baby skin. The ointment has has a unique formulation with 41% Petrolatum to allow oxygen to flow and help heal baby skin.
Aquaphor protects your baby’s skin as it contains Panthenol and Glycerin which moisturizes, nourishes and protects the skin and aids in healing. Aquaphor baby healing ointment is specifically for baby’s dry, chapped or irritated skin. Aquaphor are so confident of their product that they provide a 14 day guarantee and will give a full refund within 8 -10 weeks.
This super, multi-purpose ointment can be used for so many different baby skin issues, from chapped cheeks to minor scrapes and scratches. It is perfect for healing diaper rash and nasty dry skin associated with eczema. We keep it in the house as standard as it brilliant for adult use as well as baby, particularly for dry, sore hands in the winter.
Changing pads & Covers
Yes, you are going to need a changing pad, for a safe place to change baby. We recommend the low priced Summer Infant changing pad
Here are a few details on the product:-
- 100% waterproof material that can be wiped clean with a damp cloth Durable quilted vinyl is
- Contoured walls and quick release safety belt keep baby comfortably and securely on pad
- Security strap underneath keeps pad attached to furniture
- 16″ x 32″ changing pad fits most standard changing pad tables
- Non-skid bottom
We recommend that you put a cover onto the pad, even though it is waterproof; it is more hygienic for baby, if you put a fresh cover on each day, or as needed. Summer Plush changing pad cover which are pretty low cost, come come in a range of colors and designs. The covers are machine washable, wear well and lovely and soft for baby. They are a nice size of 16″ x 32″ which fits most changing pads.
For a mobile changing pad option, you can’t go far wrong with the Skip Hop Pronto changing station The Pronto is a portable diapering kit that is an essential item for when you are on the move. You can drop it in any bag, strap it to your wrist or clip it to your stroller and you’re good to go.
Its extra wide changing pad wipes clean, and the head area is cushioned with an comfortable pronto pillow, for baby’s head. The pad is removable.
The Pronto kit includes:-
- A translucent wipes case
- A mesh pocket that fits up to four large diapers and ointments
- A front zipper pocket for personal items.
- Front zipper pocket for keys, wallet, phone, etc
- Strap with clip with hangs on stroller or wrist
- Mesh pocket holds up to four large diapers, creams and other essentials
- 2 in 1 pad zips off for independent use
- Translucent wipes case see through for timely reloads
It is a super handy item and great value. It has 75% five star reviews, and we this know that it is a low cost winner for you and baby.
Diaper Disposal System
Do you really need a diaper disposal system? Isn’t it a bit of a luxury item? Can’t you just put diapers in a ‘normal’ bin? Well, bear in mind that you are going to be changing baby, possibly around ten times a day during the first few months. It won’t be long before you really wish that you had a proper diaper pail! There is NOTHING like the smell of used diapers and it isn’t essence of lavender!
We thought we could get by without one, but after a few days of gagging like crazy people, we rushed out and ordered one urgently! The Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail is a super product. It is made from tough, powder-coated steel for maximum odor control. The plastic is porous which allows the smell to escape though the body of the pail but the steel completely shields the smell inside the pail – yippee!!
You don’t need special bags, because you can use the Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail with any regular tall kitchen bag or cloth liner providing good savings over other pails that use expensive, inconvenient and hard-to-find refills. Ubbi do have a box of lovely eco-friendly purple plastic bags that you can buy, but any bag will do the job.
There are strong, rubber seals around the rim and around the sliding lid which make the pail airtight to lock the smell inside (You will be grateful for that!). It has a child safety lock (great for stopping the dog getting into it too, as we found our dog had a fascination for smelly diapers, and a slow-close lid which means it isn’t going to slam down on little fingers.
The Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail is a perfect size, the sleek oval shape fits in well to tight places but it is still big enough to contain up to 50 diapers!
It is available in a range of lovely colors
- Hot pink
- Light blue
- Light pink
- Pink hearts
- Black triangles
- Gray Chevron
- Navy stars
- Robin’s egg blue
- White clouds
From such a wide range of colors and styles, you will surely find one that matches perfectly with the nursery or kitchen or wherever you decide to place your Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail
There isn’t much to say about baby wipes, although not all baby wipes are created equal. We, and most other moms we asked, said that their favorite baby wipes are Pampers Sensitive Wipes as they are soft and gentle for baby’s sensitive skin.
Pampers sensitive are the number one choice of hospitals (based on hospital data) Pampers Sensitive Wipes are clinically proven mild, dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic, and perfume-free.
The wipes have a soft-grip texture for gentle, but effective, gentle cleaning for baby’s sensitive skin. Pampers say that the wipes are 20% thicker versus regular Pampers wipes or cheaper market alternatives. They aren’t mega expensive either because they are good value, mostly only needing to use one where you might need to use two or three with cheaper products.
Bath time for you and baby can be a wonderful experience. Some babies absolutely love being in the water, and if they do, giving your baby a warm bath can be a fun and relaxing ritual. Maybe you are a bit worried about bathing your baby huh? Come on, let’s make it a fun time for you…..
Baby clothes!!!! Hoorah!!! Now is your chance to buy all those gorgeous, cutesy or fabulous items for your little one. We didn’t have clothes like this when my daughter was a baby but I have gone to town on my grandson hee hee. We’ve put together a small choice of cute clothes, and will add to this as we find more great baby clothes.
[READ MORE …]
You either love feeding baby or it isn’t your favorite chore. Having the right utensils can make life a little easier for you and why not, no one wants it to be difficult do they? Go right now and read all about it!
Hey, this is YOUR special time, not just about that beautiful baby of yours. You may be feeling whacked out, so let’s go look at a few items that will help you to feel a bit more special.
[READ MORE …]
Find a Nursery Glider within your budget
No matter how little you have to spend, you can find a superb nursery glider that matches all of your needs without compromising quality