Baby stuff can be expensive and with a long list of things you need to buy, you may feel overwhelmed at the number of things your new born baby requires. There are baby clothes, baby bath items, baby linens, diapers and cloth nappies, baby furniture and equipment and so many other things that a newborn will need.
Baby clothes are very important and you will have to get multiples of each clothing items as the baby may need. The most important baby clothing items are onesies and rompers (five to ten should be enough), socks, hats and vests. You can get additional sweaters and trousers depending on the weather. In cold weather you may need to buy more and warmer clothes o ensure that the baby is warm and dry all the time.
You will also need to get baby linens which include blankets, crib sheets, swaddlers and baby duvets for the crib. Depending on the weather, you will need lightweight blankets and heavy blankets that you can use in the bassinet, in the crib and for swaddling the baby when you need to go out.
Bathing items for the baby include baby shampoos, baby soaps, baby oils, a hooded towel is recomendable too as it will cover the baby’s head from the cold after bathing, washcloths and baby nail clippers. The newborn requires baby products as these are mild and will not irritate the skin. You may also need a baby bath where your baby can shower in.
You will need baby diapers, baby wipes that are non-irritating to the skin. It is preferable to buy non-alcoholic and non-scented wipes. It is wise to have a couple of baby nappies just in case you may need. Get a couple such as half a dozen or a dozen.
Baby equipment and furniture tends to be expensive and these include baby car seats, baby crib, bassinet and a stroller. You may also need bottles, sterilizing equipment a breast pump and other similar feeding equipment.
All these things can be pretty expensive and one way you can save is to buy things that you absolutely need. For example, instead of buying a crib and a bassinet, you can get a bassinet then buy a crib a little bit later when the baby gets too big for the bassinet. Also use registries so that family and friends can buy big gifts such as a car seat and a stroller which tend to be expensive.
Online shopping is one of the most convenient ways of bargain shopping for your newborn baby. You will be able to compare the prices of different items and pick those at the best prices; you can also easily find the best brands and best baby, toy, nappy deals at friendly prices. You can shop online for used items that are in good condition such as strollers, bassinets and cribs as you can get these at a fraction of the cost of a new item. Also check online for sales and promotions where you can get the baby items you need cheaper.