Sunday, 7 August 2016

What to shop for a winter baby?


Shopping for a newborn seems fun and ofcourse it has to be because a new life comes into the world who becomes more important than anything else in the world . Feeders, sterlizer ,baby cot, car seat, carry cot , stroller and a bouncer are on every pqrent's list but apart from these, there are lots of things which have to be bought before a baby arrives.

Taking care of a newborn is not a piece of cake and especially if he is a winter baby. Protecting baby from the chilly winter is what every parent wants to do  and the first thing which comes into mind is buying lots of clothes but the trickier part is babies outgrow the clothes  very quickly.Many people are also big fans of fleece rompers and sheets but if you ask me, I would never ever wrap my baby in a fleece sheet because although they seem warm , some babies are allergic to it: both my babies had rashes on their skin after being  wrapped in fleece sheets and my sister 's daughter had it too.

So  of you ask me , there are some Do's and Don'ts  of a winter baby's shopping

Do buy
  • 3-5 pairs of socks
  • 2 pairs of mittens
  • A sleeping bag ( it helps a lot especially on doctor's visits)
  • 2-3 Wrapping sheets
  • At least five bibs 
  • 4-5 sweaters ( because babies spit a lot and on some days, you might be needing more than one sweater )
  • At least 3 bodysuits
  • 3 woollen vests
  • 3-4 onesies ( because babies outgrow quickly)
  • 3-4 full sleeve shirts
  • 3-4 soft but warm pyjamas
  • 3-4 cotton caps( I'm not a big fan of woollen caps as some babies are allergic to wool but one woollen cap is must incase you have to take the baby out)
  • Baby's blanket
  • Baby's comforter
  • Pillow
  • 3-4 Changing sheets 
  • A bath tub or a bath seat
  • A baby bag
  • Pampers and wipes are a must ofcourse
  • Baby lotion , baby oil , baby shampoo plus a nappy rash cream
Don't buy
  • Fleece sheets 
  • Too much of 0-3 months stuff as some babies might need 3-6 months in a 1-2 month span of time
  • More than 2 packs of zero size pampers ( as I have said earlier that babies grow quickly in the beginning months )
  • Toys and rattles for the beginning two months as your baby wouldn't be noticing much at this stage