You've been waiting 9 months and the day has finally arrived. You've welcomed your baby into the world and now it's time to welcome them home.
You're probably feeling a mix of nerves and excitement. Don't worry -- this is completely normal! And the best way to calm these nerves is to prepare for your newborn's arrival before delivery day.
By stocking your house and nursery with the best baby products, you can rest assured that your little one has everything they need to thrive and grow.
Need help creating your must-have checklist? We've got you covered! Keep reading for our guide to the best baby products every new mom needs.
Baby Diapers and Changing Supplies
It's recommended that you change your newborn's diaper every 2 to 3 hours to keep them dry, happy, and healthy. That's a lot of diapers! Stocking up on this essential is a must.
But what kind of diaper is the best? The two main types are cloth and disposable. And choosing is all about preference.
Cloth diapers are kinder on the environment but require frequent washing. Disposable diapers make for easy clean-up, but you might find yourself going through dozens in a week.
A lot of new moms opt for a mix between the two. Keep in mind that most babies outgrow their newborn diapers within a matter of weeks, so don't overbuy.
Other must-have items for your changing station include baby wipes, diaper cream, and a diaper pail.
Or even better, combine all three and get an all-in-one organic diapering lotion, together with some ultra-soft cotton pads to apply on your little one's most sensitive areas and keep their skin soft and protected.
Bathtime is a great opportunity to bond and play with your little one as they relax and explore the world around them. Having the right baby products on hand makes for a safe and fun experience.
Standard supplies for bathtime include:
- Baby washcloths or sponge
- Hooded towel
- Baby bath wash
- A bath thermometer to make sure the water is always at the right temperature.
- Baby lotion to add a protective layer on their clean bottom
Sponge baths are recommended until your little one's umbilical cord falls off. After that, you can bathe your newborn in a small baby tub or even the kitchen sink!
Feeding and Sleep Materials
Now that you're prepared for changing and bathing your baby, let's talk about the two other activities newborns do most -- eat and sleep!
If you're breastfeeding, nature provides most of the supplies you need. Although breastfeeding moms should have a quality breast pump and bottles on hand for when they're away.
Bottle-fed babies require plenty of bottles and the right formula for their sensitive digestive systems.
Once your little one has a full belly, they'll need a nap. There are several options for where your baby can sleep including cribs, bassinets, and co-sleepers. Not only are bumpers, blankets, pillows, and soft toys not needed, it's actually recommended you don't put any additional items in with your newborn.
Instead, invest in a quality mattress, a few fitted crib sheets, and a baby monitor. Think minimal! All your baby needs to sleep soundly is a safe space and a watchful eye.
Invest in the Best Baby Products for Your New Bundle of Joy
Bringing home a newborn can be both thrilling and overwhelming. You want to make sure you do everything right and have everything you need.
Take a deep breath! Most of what you need you'll find inside yourself. But that's not to say that having some of the best baby products and essentials on hand won't make the job a little bit easier.
At La Petite Crème, we pride ourselves on producing high-quality, organic, products that are perfect for your little one's sensitive skin.