So, you’re going to be a parent anytime soon and you want to buy some baby clothes and other items for your newborn.

Well, you might get daunted by the fact that there are just so many things that you can buy for your baby and even if you want to buy them all, your budget will say otherwise.

You do not have to worry because, in this article, I will talk about the important products that you need to buy when you are having a baby and things that you can safely skip.

Clothing and Layette

It should come as no surprise that your baby’s clothing and layette are essential. That being said, there are so many different things that you can buy for your baby and you might be thinking about what you can safely buy and skip.

Well, here are just some of the things that you can safely buy:

  • Onesies
  • Rompers
  • Half Shirts
  • Pull-on Pants
  • One-piece Pajamas
  • Socks or Booties
  • Sweaters
  • Sleepers
  • Snowsuit
  • Mittens
  • Baby Sunglasses (if you wish to bathe them in the sun)
  • Infant Swimsuit

Bathing Gear

Your baby might smell immaculate, but because they are naturally messy, their cute scent might go away without a moment’s notice. That being said, you need to secure some bathing gear such as:

  • Baby bathtub
  • Baby Lotion
  • Soft Towels
  • Baby Shampoo
  • Baby Wash
  • Infant Sunscreen
  • Baby Nail Clippers
  • Digital Rectal Thermometer

Nursery Items

There should be a special nursery room dedicated to your baby to spend time on. There are some essentials that need to be placed inside the special room and they are:

  • Bassinet, Cradle, or Crib
  • Crib Mattress
  • Dressers to store your baby’s clothing
  • Gliders
  • Baby Monitors
  • Diaper Pail
  • Toy Bin
  • Laundry Basket

Feeding

As a parent, you need to decide whether you’re going to breastfeed your baby or just rely on baby formulas. Some of the products that you need to purchase that are specifically used for feeding are:

  • Breast Pump
  • Breastfeeding Pillow (for Support)
  • Lanolin Cream
  • Nursing Bra
  • Storage Containers (for breastmilk)
  • Baby Bibs
  • Bottle Drying Rack
  • Burp Cloths
  • Baby Formula
  • Bottle and Pacifier Sterilizer

Diapers

Babies can discharge a lot of fluid from their bodies, especially after they’ve been fed. Here are some diapering essentials:

  • Disposable Diapers (for convenience)
  • Cloth Diapers (if you want to save money, although you need to wash them on a regular basis)
  • Baby Wipes (should be alcohol-free)
  • Diaper Rash Cream
  • Reusable Cloth


Entertainment

Now, babies cry for a lot of reasons. It could mean that they want to be fed, but it can also signal to the parent that they are bored and are in need of something that will get their attention. Here are some essentials for entertainment and soothing purposes:

  • Pacifiers
  • Baby Swings
  • Swaddling Blanket
  • Infant Bouncer
  • Plush toys or Rattles
  • Playmat
  • Infant Gas Relief Drops

Traveling

Before you can drive your car with a baby in it, there are some important things that you need to install first (and some accompanying stuff as well). These are:

  • Car Seat
  • Baby Carrier
  • Stroller
  • Diaper Bag