The baby gear list can become almost endless but what you do go on and buy over above the necessities is entirely up to you – or perhaps related to your bank balance!
Here’s a concise list of the necessary baby items that you’re also going to need, at least for your baby’s first year:
- Baby bath tub and related bathing items
- Baby spoons and related feeding products
- Clothing: pajamas, vests, hats, mittens, bootees, jacket/coat, sweaters, socks, one-piece clothing
Of course there are so many more baby products on the market, baby jumpers, bouncer, baby carriers, toys, pacifiers and a whole list of other items but – you do need to draw the line initially. As a parent, it’s fair to say that some of the baby gear items that you’ll need will arrive by way of gifts.
Others will be given, passed on. You’ll also realize what you don’t have as the months roll by and, as parents go, you’ll no doubt enjoy locating and buying what’s missing. As long as you’ve covered the basic essentials, you will manage just fine.
Having a baby is a wonderful experience and the hole it puts in your bank balance notwithstanding, there’s no doubt in our minds as to how much fun both you and baby are going to have over the coming months and years.
As long as you don’t forget just how important it is to be the best parent you can be … everything will somehow fall into place!