There are so many things that you have to do before your baby gets here, that may seem like a never ending stressful task. Specially if you’re almost in the finish line (third trimester!). I totally get you, I was not prepared with my fist pregnancy at all. That of course caused me stress when I brought my first born back home. It’s so important to have as many baby items essentials ready as possible before you give birth.
With my second pregnancy (twins!), I was so ready! I had everything from their crib setup to their car seats being out of the box to my hospital bag ready to go! It’s so crazy how calm and relief you feel afterwards. I’m sure you want to feel stressed free when you bring your baby home from the hospital right?
That’s why I’m so excited to share with you these newborn baby items that you need now before baby arrives! These are basic and important items you’re going to need the first few months of your baby’s life.
10 crucial baby item essentials you need now before baby arrives
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1. Family helping out?
Start deciding and planning out who is going to stay with you and help you after the baby is born (besides your partner). I know many pregnant women who have their mother stay with them for a while to help them with their baby. Specially if you have other children, I think that would be a great idea.
Planning, which mean, making sure that whoever is staying with you had bought their airplane tickets on time (if they live far from you). Also, deciding how long they are going to stay for and so on. All of these things are important to set up now rather than later!
Are you overwhelmed with the unknowns of pregnancy? Anxious because your due date is approaching? What if I tell you there’s no need to be panicking and you can get help with any concerns you may have, with the baby prep workbook. Here’s a few awesome topic it includes:
- Essentials you need after birth
- Questions to ask your doctor
- Hospital bag essentials
3. Diaper basket or storage
I am promising you, that having a diaper basket or storage is life saving those first few weeks after bringing baby home from the hospital. It’s a great way for you to keep everything from diapers, wipes, baby lotion and baby rash creams in place and organized. You have to make your new mama life easy girl! This is amazing!
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4. Breastfeeding basket
Planning on breastfeeding your baby? I highly recommend to also have a breastfeeding essential basket. Have everything that you need to breastfeed successfully into a easy to access basket. You can place it on top of your nightstand or in your baby’s nursery. Wherever you’re planning to breastfeeding in.
Stock up on these breastfeeding essentials:
- Breast pump
- Nursing pads (to prevent leakage)
- Nipple creams (help soothe dry or cracked nursing nipples)
5. Freezer meals ready
If you don’t want to be stressed after your baby’s arrival then I recommend having freezer meals! You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you have already cooked meals for you at home. All you have to do is take it out of the freezer and heat it up. There’s no need to spend money on take out when you just had a baby. Take care of your body by eating nutritious freezer meals that you made at home!
It will honestly save you time and stress. Also, it will help you eat a nice home cooked meal everyday once your baby is home from the hospital. That’s a win in my books!
6. Basic baby clothes
Yes, I know there are a lot of cute baby clothes out there. You have probably even bought a few, that’s awesome! But, I’m here to tell you that basic baby clothes is what your baby is most likely going to wear most of the time.
In fact, you’re probably are not going to take your baby out that much the first few weeks after bringing her home. So, make sure you have plenty of these basic baby clothes in the drawers.
7. Baby feeding essentials
Whether you’re planning on breastfeeding or bottle feeding, you must stock up on these baby feeding essentials before your baby is born! Make sure to wash and sterilize the baby bottles before you use them. Also, I think it would be a cute and helpful idea to have a basket to store the bottles in.
Essentials for baby feeding:
8. Baby sleep essentials
Your baby is going to be sleeping most of the time while he’s a newborn. So making it easier and comfortable for him to sleep in is always a must! I love baby cuddles but I also loved when all three of my babies were sleeping in their crib. I got things done!
Baby sleep essentials:
Please note, you do not have to buy all three of these sleeping options. Instead opt for only one for the first few weeks. Then you can invest in the other ones if you’d like 🙂
You are also going to need:
9. Travel essentials
These are the basic travel essentials you’re going to need to have before your baby arrives. Having a car seat is a must because you will not be able to take baby out of the hospital, until you have one setup in your car. The stroller is great for going on walks and doing errands with.
Travel essentials must haves:
10. Baby bath essentials
Taking your newborn baby a bath can be intimidating and nerve-wrecking. Fear no more with these super basic but helpful bath essentials. Baby bath time, is fun and a great way for you and your partner to bond with the baby. I loved every minute of it and I’m sure you will too!
Well mama, these are all of my basic baby essential must have list. It’s what you’re going to use the first few weeks or months of your baby’s life. You can always add to the list as time goes by of course!
This third trimester baby item checklist will save you time, stress and will keep you feeling less anxious knowing that you have everything ready for your baby in time.
I hope you found this list of baby items essentials helpful and useful. You do not want to regret not buying these baby items before your baby arrives. It helped me be more organized and prepared. I know it will help you too!