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Minimum Requirements for Caring for a Newborn

06 May Posted in Newborn Health

You must prepare to have everything what you need for a newborn before it actually arrives. It’s like a race against the clock to be ready with all the things that you need to buy because once your baby gets out it will never come back to where it came from! So, don’t panic, make a list with all the products that you want to buy in order to make sure you don’t forget about anything and let’s think! Hm…

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Have you already found out the gender of your child? If you have then chose some colors appropriate to the gender of your baby. If you haven’t then chose some neutral colors such as green, yellow or mint. You cannot go wrong in choosing some pastel tones. Here is the minimum of what you need for a newborn: all in one suits (8 min), vests (5 min), cardigans (2 min), shoes (1 for indoor+1 for outdoor), coat if needed (1). It’s better for the all-in-one suits to cover your baby’s feet. This way it will not be necessary to buy socks too but make sure you will have at least one pair.


You will need a few blankets that will keep your little angel warm. Of course you can use the blankets that you already have in your house but consider buying a little blanket too. It’s very useful because it’s size adjusted, plus your baby will be able to develop an emotional attachment towards his first blanket.


There are many options available on the market, you must choose the one that appeals to you the most. Think about portability, efficiency and lightness.

Changing the diapers

At first your baby will need to have his diaper changed 10 or 12 times a day. If you choose to use disposable diapers then you should make enough stocks in order to keep you going for at least one week. You choose what you need for a newborn. If you choose to use reusable diapers  you will need 15 nappies suitable for your newborn baby. Along with the reusable diapers you will need a bucket, nappy liners, and some nappy sterilizer. You are free to choose which way you want to do it. Have a set of disposable diapers in your house anyway in case you might get behind with the washing of the reusable diapers.

Breast Pads

If you are breastfeeding then are some nursing bras and breast pads are essential.

Baby bath

Buying a baby bath can help you very much. It could be difficult to maneuver such a tiny human being and to make sure you are keeping them safe all this time.

Baby bedding

If you want to arrange a special bed for your baby you will need a crib, a small mattress and a cotton wrap. Be very careful when choosing the mattress as a lot of mattresses nowadays feature chemical materials. Stay away from memory foam mattresses, and look for organic latex mattresses. You can learn more about the features of a mattress by visiting the website.
It’s optional if you want to consider buying a car seat, a baby carrier or a sleep bag for your little one. If you have a car and you plan on transporting the baby with you than having a car seat is mandatory. The baby carrier and the sleep bag are not mandatory to have, they are just useful items that can help you a lot and make your first transitional months easier for you.