Your baby is about to be born and you wonder Do I have everything my baby needs? To meet their basic needs, you first have to know what your little one really needs and budget for it. Of course, the expenses and how to save for the baby's arrival will depend a lot on the purchasing power of each family, as well as their demands and priorities.
So that you are calm at the time of delivery and then with your little one in your arms, it is advisable that you plan the purchases for the baby, months before his birth. This way you can identify what and how to save. During the first months your baby will need a place to sleep, clothes to put on, food, medical attention, toys and hygiene care. To help you do this, I have prepared a list of basic things that cannot be missing from your list. Planning the purchases for my daughter's arrival helped me a lot.
1- The crib and the furniture for the baby's room. In its first months of life, the baby sleeps a lot. The main thing for your rest is that you buy or inherit a crib, which offers safety and comfort to the little one. Already the changing table, the dresser, the closet, the armchair, etc., can be left to buy later.
2- The stroller and car safety seat. They are products that you will need to take your baby for a walk or take him in the car for pediatric check-ups, for trips, etc. They are products that you can both buy and inherit, and that require a lot of security. You have to be approved. It can also be bought second hand.
3- Feeding the baby. If you choose to breastfeed your baby, you already know that breast milk provides all the necessary nutrition for the first six months of the baby's life. Breastfeeding is the most complete and economical alternative to feed the baby. In the event that, for some reason, you are unable to breastfeed your baby, you will have to opt for formula milk. It is one of the most important expenses.
4- Baby clothes and dresses. Considering that the baby, in the first months and years of his life, gains weight and height quickly, it is advisable not to buy too many clothes. Normally the baby usually inherits clothes from siblings, cousins, friends ... which is appreciated. It is best to avoid overspending on baby clothes.
5- Baby diapers. It is an essential expense that you will have to have for at least the first two years of the baby's life. It is an expensive and prolonged expense, from which you will not be able to dispense. The best way to save on diapers is to buy them in bulk at wholesale stores or online.
6- Baby hygiene. The purchase of creams, lotions, oils, soaps ... especially for the baby is inevitable. Every time you bathe the baby it is necessary to apply creams to avoid irritation and inflammation. It is also important to hydrate the baby's skin. To do this, you have to buy a small bathtub for your baby.
7- Medical care. Within the baby care program, there is a complete vaccination schedule, in addition to the pediatric check-ups that must be followed to ensure good health for the baby. So it is very important to have public or private health insurance that includes the baby.
8- Baby toys. Toys are elements for the stimulation of the baby. A crib mobile, a rattle, a stuffed animal or a doll, can not miss the little one. They are usually purchased as gifts from friends or family. Remember that there are suitable toys according to the age of the baby.
9- Expenses with the care of the baby. After the end of the maternity leave, you will have to return to work and you will surely have to think about who will take care of your baby. You can ask for the help of a relative, the grandparents, without forgetting that they are not obliged to do so, or hire a caregiver to take care of the baby. There are families who have no other option but to take the baby to a nursery, kindergarten or nursery school. It is an extra expense that you will have to consider.
You can save on purchases for your baby, suggesting to friends and family about the choice of gifts for the little one.
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