If you are waiting for your first baby, the items on the list you need can get out of control if care is not taken. And the choice can be overwhelming if you are a first-time parent. Some Mums and Dad are talked into acquiring the most current gadget at a very expensive rate and they most times do not end up using them. A nice place to begin with essential items for having a baby is to ask friends and family about what they used the most and what they will advise.
Here are some notable points to consider when you are buying the top big ticket items;
Pram: Pick a lightweight brand that is very easy to fold down. You should also consider how much space it will consume when you place it in the boot of your car. There are some prams that can function for lying down as well as an upright stroller which will save a whole lot. You have to also consider if the pram comes with a fitting for another child because this will help should baby number two show up.
Baby Car Seat: you will definitely need a rear-facing capsule for the newborn baby. Though depending on the law for your state or country, it is very like that your baby sits in that capsule for around six months or more before graduating to a forward-facing booster seat
Cot/Crib: if you are keeping your baby in your bedroom to start off, you can use a bassinet or baby hammock when they are still very small. You can also put your baby straight into the Cot/Crib if you don’t mind. If you are bothered about your little baby being in a big cot you might have to consider using a Safe-T-Sleep wrap, this will allow you to keep your baby in a safe position comfortable enough for sleeping.
Baby Carrier: one of the handiest items for your new baby can be a baby sling or carrier. They give your new baby comfort and also keep your baby close to you while your hands are completely free.