There are so many things to get accomplished before your baby’s due date and can be an overwhelming experience for new parents. I remember when I was pregnant with my youngest son, I had to register for all of the essentials that I would need to complete the nursery. I grabbed the scanner and walked around the baby store trying to decide what I really needed for my baby. It had been several years since I had to shop for baby gear and there were so many new things to choose from for my baby. Today, I wanted to share some of my favorite baby items that every new mom should add to her registry.
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You will need a safe place for your baby to sleep during the first several years so you will want to choose a quality crib and mattress set for your newborn. If you plan on purchasing a new crib, you should find one that meets your expectations and follows all of the federal safety guidelines to ensure that your baby is safe. When I was pregnant with my youngest son, I found a crib that I could use for several years. They make convertible cribs that you can transform into a toddler bed or even a double bed as your baby grows.
Breathable Crib Liner
There has been a lot of controversy over using traditional crib bumpers in your baby’s crib due to potential safety issues. If you purchase a crib bedding set, it is advised that you don’t use the crib bumper even though they look cute and go with your baby’s crib set. Instead, you should choose a breathable crib liner, like Fresh Air Crib Liner . You can purchase it at Target(click here to save $5 on your purchase at Target) or [amazon_link id=”B0096QBLKW” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”]Amazon[/amazon_link]). The Fresh Air Crib liner is designed to keep your child’s arms and legs inside of the crib while allowing your child to have proper air flow for healthier sleep.
I highly recommend that you have at least 2 or 3 crib sheets for your baby’s crib. During those first few months, you child will likely spit up or have a diaper blowout that will require you to change their sheets. Simply put a clean sheet on your child’s bed and toss the other one into the next load of laundry.
The swaddle blankets have been out for a few years and they were a life saver when my youngest was little. Babies like being swaddled, it makes them feel safe. Your baby spent 9 months in cramped quarters inside of the womb and the swaddle blankets help recreate the womb. Plus, they help reduce the amount of blankets in your child’s crib.