Essential tips for starting out with baby
Coming home with your baby there are certainly a few things that will make your new plus-one life easier. But don’t worry, it’s not as much as you might think. Here are some tips for putting together a good start kit for you and your baby.
From furniture to the smallest accessories, over time there are probably quite a few things you will pick up for your baby. But here’s a good list to begin with.
- Baby cot with mattress, mattress protector and bedding
- Changing table with handy storage and baby care mat
- Chaise longue with cushions for nursing support
- Soft rug or play mat in easy-clean material
- Cuddly soft toys and baby biting toys
- Baby bath, washcloths and towels
Soft textiles for cosy cuddles
When you pick out a duvet cover set for the cot, 100% cotton from more sustainable sources is a safe choice. The material breaths naturally, absorbs moisture and feels cosier against your baby’s skin for every wash.
A chaise longue for long snuggles
A special spot for nursing, like a comfy chaise longue or armchair, can make a big difference in coping with your baby’s feeding routine. It’s also a sweet spot for getting a little shut-eye while your baby is napping in the cot.
A changing table to avoid puddles
Keeping your baby dry and comfortable is easier with a proper changing table at the right height to save your back. This one has handy storage shelves and leaves a gap by the wall that’s great for hiding away a laundry bag.