As you get ready for the most awaited day that is your delivery day , it is better to be ready with all the supplies needed. Once the baby arrives, your little one will be the center of attention and you will not have time.
Here are some essentials that you need to stock up:
All babies need diapers. They are available in cloth form or disposable form. Babies need at least 10 diapers a day. So it is better to stock a lot of them.
Babies and wipes go hand in hand. You will need the wipes if your baby has dirty diaper or a running nose or any other spills. It is better to go for unscented wipes.
Hand sanitizers and anti-bacterial cleaners
Babies are susceptible to infection. Hence, it is important to sanitize their room completely. Anything that comes in contact with the baby should also be cleaned and sanitized. A hand sanitizer comes in handy for this. Before anyone handles your baby, ensure that their hands are sanitized. Lots of sanitizers and anti-bacterial cleaners are available in the market. Choose the ones that suit you.
A formula is handy if you are unable to breastfeed. You will need lots of it. Hence, it’s better to stock In advance. Start with a small quantity first and check if your baby has any allergy. Different types of formula are available in the market.
Baby wash and lotion
Baby wash is very useful as you might need to clean your baby frequently initially. Baby lotion helps to keep the skin soft and supple.
Bottles are needed if you are formula feeding or pumping your milk and feeding later. Having spare bottles helps if your baby is really hungry and when bottle is dirty.
Clothes of various sizes are essential. While going to the hospital, carry newborn clothes and stock up various sizes of clothes at home as babies will keep growing.
Nipple cream is important as you are going to be feeding your baby most of the time. Your nipples will become sore. A lot of creams are available in the market. You can choose the one that suits you. Nipple creams help to reduce the soreness of nipples.
Sanitary pads are essential as you will have bleeding after the birth of your baby. You might be given the pads in the hospital. It is better to stock some at home.
Breast pads absorb milk leaks, if any, and prevent leakage. It is useful if you have not fed your baby from a long time or you have heavy breasts.
Burp cloths are essential after feeding your baby as he may spit up while burping. Having this cloth over your shoulder while burping your baby will prevent your clothes from getting soiled.
Diaper rash cream
A lot of babies develop an allergy or rash in the diaper region. Diaper rash cream helps to heal the rash. Apply diaper rash cream as and when you change the diaper.
It is better to stock some mild baby detergents at home as you have to wash your baby's clothes frequently. Go for unscented detergent which is gentle on the skin.
Prepare for the day well in advance and stock up the above. Seek any help that you will need for the same. This will ensure a smooth journey for you and your baby.
Disclaimer : Content presented here is for information purposes only, please consult with your doctor for any health queries
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