Pregnancy is pretty big news to everyone, the excitement the dreams the hopes piles you up with so much to do. What to buy? Would I have enough money? All the questions running around in your head. So before you go crazy with all the confusions, here are some tips on what to shop when you are expecting.
First, start off with research. See what you need to begin with. You can basically find any baby product online, so finding it is not a problem. But you will need advice from someone, maybe someone who has done this before like your mum or a friend who has a baby. Ask them about what to buy and when to buy and where they would buying it from.
To a mum to be, hand downs are a great way to save but do check before you accept any donated item, especially when it comes to baby gear. Yeah they are probably safe and they might be given from someone you know well, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. So make sure they are up to today’s standards.
In many occasions babies tend to grow faster than the usual rate you expect them to grow in, they grow into a six month size before their half year birthday and if your clothes are too small for the little rug rat, you might have a lot of crying to deal with. But of course, it the clothes and up being a bit big, your baby would look cuter and a fashion icon in baby world.
Another thing you might want to consider when buying clothes for your baby is how easy it would be to have them put on and taken off. Handling toddlers can get your hands full and you can’t exactly tell them to lift their arms or legs when dressing them, so try looking for one piece clothing that snap or zip up.
Always have your diapers ready. You never know when a diaper blowout might happen so make sure you have an extra caddy filled with diaper supplies like diaper, wipes, creams and etcetera. Have this extra pack around your living room, so you don’t have to run to the nursery every time your baby needs to change.
When it comes to outings with the baby, you can’t always have him carried on your arms, so you might want to buy a stroller or maybe a baby carrier when you start baby products shopping.
Start off with a simple one when it comes to buying a stroller, it will buy you time to figure out what you need in a stroller and later you could buy one with all the options. Baby carriers come in very handy especially when you are grocery shopping. It frees up your hands and let you get the work done.
You can start off with the above tips next time you go shopping for your baby. Good luck mum!