Even before they’re born, you have to start buying everything you’ll need as soon as your infant comes into this world. And once you see all those things to offer for babies and children, don’t be surprised if you get confused or even astonished by the amount of it. You’ll come across so many products you didn’t even know existed, and yet it seems like you and your newborn won’t be able to function without them. Plus, when you get to the ones you knew you needed, you’ll find that there are too many variations of them for you to simply take one and keep walking. So, here are some must-have items to make your life with your baby easier and some guidelines for picking the best ones.
A baby soother
Traditional cradles were a blessing for our mothers and grandmothers, providing them with the rare opportunity to actually sit down while rocking us and calming us down. Fortunately, today there are more modern versions of cradles. These baby soothers now often come in combinations of gliders and rockers, allowing you to choose the type of soothing motion which calms your baby best. Most of them offer you the chance to adjust the recline and even take off the supporting mechanism for the newborn when they outgrow it. This means that you’ll be able to utilize the baby soothers for longer and that they’ll be suitable for your baby as long as you need them to be. Some smart advice is to choose a soother with different vibration levels, and with a toy, bar to encourage your little one to stretch and try to reach the toys. Finally, make sure that the seat pad can be removed and washed in a machine so that it’s always clean and safe for your baby.
A baby carrier
There is a list of health benefits for the babies who are often nurtured and held against their mothers’ and fathers’ bodies. From improving their sleep and calming them down to enhanced brain development, holding your baby close is something you should do as much and as often as you can. Add to this the practicality of carrying your baby with your hands-free and you’ll be grateful for your snug and secure baby carrier, whether you opt for a wrap or a sling. They come in different colors and sizes so that both you and your partner can wear them if necessary. Also, choosing those made of organic cotton is the best thing you can do to keep your baby comfortable in any weather. Furthermore, the best ones boast good head-to-toe support and important orthopedic and ergonomic benefits, so look closely at their description and any reviews to select only the premium products for your baby.
Coming into your baby’s room during the night and roaming around without waking the little cherub up can be tricky, which is why you should invest in a good nightlight for the nursery. However, it’s essential that the product you get doesn’t shine too brightly, because that could wake your baby up or keep them alert for longer. Luckily, you have many of these nightlights available to choose from. Some of them have sensors and turn on automatically when it gets dark and turn off again at dawn, meaning that they’re energy-efficient, that you won’t be bothered with turning the lights on and off yourself and that you won’t have to change the lightbulb. These lights allow you to move around in the dark without turning the regular lights in the room on and without stumbling against something and scaring your baby. You can actually buy six of them in a pack, so that you can put them in your halls or any of your other rooms, too.
A bottle warmer
Remember how your coffee maker was once your favorite electrical appliance? Well, once your baby starts crying and won’t stop until you feed them, you’ll realize how seconds can seem as long as hours if you don’t have a bottle warmer at your disposal. This time-, nerve- and life-saving devices are made to fit most varieties of baby bottles. Plus, they can heat up the formula or breast milk quickly and, more importantly, evenly. This means that whatever’s in the bottle won’t have any hot and cold spots. Some bottle warmers even have little baskets for heating jars, so that your baby food is warm for your little one. You can even use them to sterilize your baby’s pacifier. Another good thing is that they shut off automatically when they’re done, which is especially important if you’re trying to heat the formula up in the middle of the night and you aren’t fully awake.
Although it can be very rewarding and make you the happiest you’ve ever been, taking care of a baby can also be extremely exhausting. The products described here can help you with that, especially during the first few months, while you’re trying to get used to the new situation and when you’re in desperate need of assistance. And if you’re wondering whether your life can become even easier, just know that all of these things can be found and purchased online, so that you don’t even have to leave your home to get them.