Some are essential to ensure smooth sailing for you and your new baby, but there are many that you can do without, and still others that you should steer well clear of. I know how it feels to be a new mom. Only the best will do for your special baby, and you don't want to deprive him or her by not buying all the great baby products on offer. They all seem so useful.
I can promise you, after four babies, I know for sure that there are some 'brilliant' baby items that you will barely use, despite what the marketing companies tell you.
On the other hand, you don't want to bring baby home, only to realize that you don't have everything you should. Trips to the 24 hour drugstore are common. New dads search for forgotten pacifiers, bottles and diapers, while mom sits at home in a panic.
Bottom line - be prepared, but smart. Make sure you have all the stuff you need, while steering clear of the fluff you don't.
Protect Your Baby First
Your baby's safety should always be your top priority, but it's easy to overlook potential hazards or mistakenly purchase unsafe baby gear. Find out everything you need to know about keeping your baby safe in the nursery by following this easy to use, comprehensive nursery safety checklist - if you only ever use one baby checklist it should be this one...
Find out which baby goodies you should be buying and which ones are to be avoided. Which ones will help to keep your baby safe and which ones are downright dangerous!
Your baby will spend around 70% or more of her time in the baby nursery during her first year. And, because the nursery is the only room in the house where your baby will be left unattended, it requires special attention when it comes to baby proofing. This is one place where almost perfect just doesn't cut it. Your baby's nursery has to be absolutely 150% safe!
I can't even begin to tell you how much less stressful your life is as a new mom when you know your little one is safe. Choose a baby checklist from the following to help you