The 1st two months which I mostly spent in a single room, breastfeeding my little baby day and night, I was glued to shopping sites online. I wanted to buy almost everything which caught my fancy and I did buy a lot to satisfy my lone time.
But experience taught me how everything available in the market is not useful for your baby; we have to invest in baby items very cleverly. Not all babies find sleeping in a crib comfortable, not all babies like sitting in the car seat, so our decision of buying such stuff has to be as per our baby’s nature and needs.
I have prepared a list of Must-have items which u can consider buying for your bub (infant to toddler)-
1 – A good umbrella mosquito net (it’s super light and foldable) – to ensure your baby gets an undisturbed sleep and to keep away the mosquitoes.
2 – A spacious diaper bag (in case you are fond of traveling alone with the baby, search for a bag which can be carried as a backpack too). You can check my Post where I have shared my choice of backpack diaper bags. Read Here.
3 – An ergonomic baby carrier (babywearing is a savior, select the one which can be used for an infant as well as a toddler)
4 – Baby rocker – there is no need to explain what is a rocker but many parents ignore its usefulness. I used it to make my little one sleep during the daytime, used it while working in the kitchen, even took it along for short loo trips, a perfect way to keep your munchkin near you.
5 – Booster seat/High chair (I like the booster chair I am using which can be folded and carried anywhere, can be attached to any chair) – instead of investing in a high chair, it’s better to buy the booster seat or a combination high chair. The combination high chair is the one that can be separated and used in multiple ways.
6 – Car seat (again if u like traveling alone with your little one and drive by yourself – it’s a must-have) – do check for all the safety features and customer reviews before investing in one.
7 – Stroller (preferably the one which can be pushed back into the sleeping position) – This is one of our best buys, very lightweight and multifunctional, as I can hang my handbag and shopping bags and be hands-free while taking care of the baby when outside.
10 Must have first toys for baby-
1- Play gym
4- Stacking rings
5- Board books
6- Bath toys
7- Musical toys
8- Bat and balls
9- Pull along toy
10- Few age-specific Montessori toys (Shape sorter, puzzles, construction sets)
I think these toys don’t need any explanation but if you still want me to write an elaborate post on toys for babies, do let me know, I would be happy to do that.
You can also read my post on Travelling with a toddler where I have shared 5 Travel Essentials when you are traveling with a toddler to an international destination.
Hopefully, this post will help new parents in making informed decisions while spending time and money on shopping for their babies.
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