Sometimes nothing is more precious than welcoming a beautiful baby into the world… but as new parents you may start to wonder, what exactly are the must have items for your baby’s arrival? What do you actually need vs what all your friends have told you, you will want. It’s actually kind of simple, you don’t need ninety of one item or the most expensive brand bottle or breast pump, in fact, sometimes cheaper works better than expensive. So what are those must have items for baby’s arrival?
We posted this question on our weekly Penny For Your Thoughts post on our Facebook page. Here are a couple of the tips which were shared by our readers.
“Cloth diapers (burp rags and more) and hot water bottle are my favorite things to give new parents and their babies.” – Jan L.
“Diapers, wipes, crib, blankets and love!” – Faith M.
“Onesies.” – Leslie A.
” A swaddler blanket with velcro.” – Brandy H.
“All natural bath products, lotions, diaper creams to get them started.” – Jessica H.
“Bulb syringe…. Warmth…. Food…” – Tamara T.
“Love.” – Fusun C.
“Boudreaux’s Butt Paste.” – Lissa F.
“I like to give new mommies a grab bag of goodies = baby oil, baby shampoo & lotion, bibs, bottles, bottle brushes, baby wash, butt creams, etc.” – Louise F.
Our readers had great ideas and definitely have some of the best items on their lists for must have baby items!! Of course you will need clothes, food, and a few other necessities that I’m sure most have before the baby arrives, but onesies, blankets, diapers and love are a few things you could never have too much of.
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