15 Must-Have Baby Products and Factors to Consider Before Purchase

Welcoming a new (tiny) member of the family is as overwhelming as
exciting it may sound, especially for first-time parents. They feel more
inundated with the dos, don’ts, hygiene, safety, baby essentials, and grooming
products. Although you may find various attractive accessories for newborn
babies, it is essential not to compromise on quality and safety standards.



 15 Must-Have Baby
Products

Here is a list of must-have baby products that you should buy before
you welcome your little bundle of joy:
 

1)     Baby
Clothing

 When it comes to clothing for a newborn baby,
more is always less. Choose a range of outfits in soft fabric depending on the
season and weather conditions. Pick outfits with straps and zippers that are
easy to put on and manage while changing diapers.

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Look for stretchy waistbands in pull-on pants
that fit comfortably on your baby’s belly. Do not forget to buy socks, hats,
mittens, and bibs.

 

2)     Crib
and Crib mattress

A lightweight crib with a fitted baby mattress
is one of the first baby bedding essentials that you may need to get your baby
a lovely good night’s sleep. Ensure that the mattress is firm, properly fitted,
and has a quick-dry sheet to keep the baby dry and comfortable.

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3)     Baby
Blankets and Sheets

Always pick high-quality, lint-free blankets
and bed sheets for your newborn’s bedding. Ensure that the blankets are
lightweight and breathable. Line the bedsheets with quick-dry sheets to ensure
comfort.

 

4)     Mattress
Protector Sheet

You may not keep your baby in the bassinet or
crib all the time. When you let your baby sleep on the bed, you can protect
your bedding with a comfy mattress protector to ensure you only have to change
the bedsheet and not wash the mattresses as well in case of likely spills and
damping.

 

5)     Mosquito
Nets

You cannot control the mosquitoes from hovering
around your baby. However, you can invest in good-quality baby nets to protect
your newborn from mosquito bites and diseases. Additionally, find a high-quality
mosquito net with an ultrasonic repellent to keep mosquitoes at bay. This one is one of the most crucial must-have baby products!

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6)     Sleeping
Bags

These are wearable blankets made up of fleece
or cotton that zip over and keep your baby warm while sleeping. They are also
convenient when you keep your baby in an air-conditioned room. You can also
invest in swaddling blankets to keep your baby comfortable throughout the day.

 

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7)     Changing
Pad

Changing pads and mats come in handy when you
need to change the diapers, especially during travel. They keep the bed linen
or cat seat from getting soiled and make it easier to clean the baby
conveniently anytime, anywhere.

 

8)     Diapers

When you are buying diapers for the first
time, you should avoid buying them in bulk. Try two or three brands and invest in
the one that best suits the sensitive skin of your baby. You can also purchase
reusable cotton nappies that are soft to touch and safe for the baby.

 

9)     Diaper
Bag

Carry a separate diaper bag for the baby to
keep the knick-knacks and baby essentials you may need during travel. Choose a
diaper bag with ample storage space and separate compartments to store the
changing mat, tissue papers, nappies, wet wipes, extra set of clothing, and
feeding bottle. It will keep the stuff more organized and help you focus on
what’s more essential.

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10)  Baby
Carrier

Carrying a newborn around can be challenging
for first-time parents. A baby carrier comes in handy for such situations. New
moms can embrace their baby with a baby carrier, keeping their hands free to
caress and cuddle their munchkins.

 

11)  Car
Seats

An infant car seat is mandatory and helpful
when you are commuting with your newborn. It helps you keep your baby
comfortable and safe from the road bumps and sudden jerks.

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12)  Nursing/Feeding
Pillow

Nursing pillows are meticulously designed to
provide ample support to your baby while breastfeeding or bottle-feeding. They
also lower the strain on your shoulders and neck. Feeding pillows keep your
baby in a comfortable position and make feeding more convenient.

 

13)  Humidifier
or Vaporizer


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Infants are more prone to respiratory tract
infections. Humidifiers or vaporizers help the infants in sleeping better by
reducing congestion and relieving other symptoms of cold and cough.

 

14)  Gentle
Laundry Detergent and Bathing essentials

Always use a gentle detergent for washing and
mild baby products because newborns have delicate and sensitive skin. Invest in
a quality bathtub to securely hold your baby while bathing. 

Always use a mild
shampoo, massage oil, and soap based on gentle baby formula. Get soft hooded
towels to keep your baby cozy after a massage and bath.

 

15)  Baby
Grooming Kit

Keep a baby grooming kit handy with a nail
file, clippers, soft bristle hairbrush, baby powder, and moisturizer. You can
also add a rash cream to the grooming kit for occasional nappy rashes. Your
baby kit must have a medicine dropper and a digital thermometer to keep track
of the health of your baby.

 

Factors to Consider
Before Purchasing Baby Products

As you indulge in getting the right supplies from A to Z for your newborn,
you should understand that you cannot buy everything that looks or sounds cute.
Keep in mind that newborn skin is more sensitive and requires a different set
of clothing and essentials.

 

Here are some factors to consider before buying baby essentials:

 

 Read
the Labels carefully

When buying baby products, it is essential to read between the lines. Do not
get deceived by attractive packaging and hard-to-pronounce names in the
materials list. 

     Choose baby products that are natural, tender on the skin, and
free of chemicals from genuine brands. Ensure that the skincare essentials do
not have ingredients that may cause an allergy or rash on the soft baby skin.

 

    Look
for Herbal Products based on natural ingredients
– You may find a range of baby products with
a nice texture and tempting aroma. However, they may not be purely natural.
Look for herbal products with no preservatives.

 

    Check
for Product Efficacy

– Make sure that the products you choose for your baby have been
dermatologically-tested and approved by doctors and pediatricians. You can also
check online reviews posted by other moms for an honest opinion about the
brand.

 

 Avoid
products with Artificial Fragrances
– Skincare products with artificial fragrances may damage and irritate
the baby’s skin. Further, the scent that lingers for hours may cause
respiratory issues. Always pick herbal baby products that are hypoallergenic
and ph-neutral with a negligible or mild fragrance.

 

  Choose
Quality over Quantity

– Instead of buying baby products in bulk, always invest in quality products,
even if a little pricy. If you feel skeptical about which baby products to
choose, you can always consult your pediatrician before picking a new product
for your baby.  

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