What to Buy For Your First Baby

Getting Ready for Baby: What do I need?!?!

Getting Ready for Baby: What do I need?!?!

Hey there, soon-to-be parents! Get ready to dive into a whirlwind of excitement as your little prepares to make their grand entrance. With the due date creeping closer, it's time to gear up and prepare for the amazing journey ahead.

We at Baby Announcement Gifts AU have concsolodated a list or items you will need for your newborn, to make this process as stress-free for you as possible!

Let's take a practical, categorised look at what you'll need before your baby pops out! 👼


What to Buy for Your First Baby:

1. Nursery Nirvana: Transform that spare room into a cozy haven for your bundle of joy. Think crib or bassinet, changing table (for those unexpected diaper moments), and a chair that screams "comfy cuddles." Don't forget to give the room some fresh air, and oh, baby-proof it while you're at it!

  • Crib or Bassinet
  • Changing Table
  • Comfortable Chair
  • Room Ventilation
  • Baby-Proofing Materials

2. Cuteness Overload: Get ready to swoon as you stock up on those adorable onesies, sleepers, and swaddle blankets. Babies grow faster than you can say "peekaboo," so grab a mix of sizes and remember to give everything a wash with baby-friendly soap.

  • Onesies
  • Sleepers
  • Swaddle Blankets
  • Soft Bedding
  • Baby-Safe Detergent

3. Diaper Duty: Diapers? Check. Wipes? Check. Diaper rash cream? Check. Whether you're all in with cloth or opting for disposables, be ready for some quick changes.

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Diaper Rash Cream
  • Diaper Pail
  • Cloth or Disposable Diapers

4. Feeding Frenzy: If breastfeeding's on your radar, grab a nursing pillow, some snazzy nursing bras, and a breast pump. Formula feeding? Bottles, formula, and a steriliser are your new best friends.

  • Nursing Pillow
  • Nursing Bras
  • Breast Pump
  • Bottles
  • Formula
  • Sterilising Equipment

5. Out and About Essentials: Prepare for adventures with a stroller, car seat, and a baby carrier. And hey, make sure that car seat's snugly installed ahead of time – safety first!

  • Stroller
  • Car Seat (make sure you practice how to install it before baby arrives!!)
  • Baby Carrier/wrap/sling/harness/backpack

6. Health and Happiness: Fill your baby-ready toolkit with baby-safe toiletries, a thermometer that's as gentle as can be, nail clippers for those teeny-tiny nails, and a nasal aspirator to clear those adorable baby snuffles.

  • Baby-Safe Toiletries
  • Digital Thermometer
  • Baby Nail Clippers
  • Nasal Aspirator
  • Baby-Safe Disinfectant Spray

7. Oops-Proofing: Be ready for mini-mishaps with a baby-friendly first aid kit. Think band-aids for boo-boos, saline drops for sniffles, and a baby-friendly pain reliever – just in case.

  • Band-Aids
  • Saline Drops
  • Baby-Friendly Pain Reliever
  • Nappy Rash Cream

8. The Peekaboo Connection: Keep an eye on your snoozing or playing baby with a video-equipped baby monitor – peekaboo has a whole new meaning now!

  • Video-Equipped Baby Monitor

9. Playtime Pizzazz: Let the fun begin with baby books and toys that'll tickle your little one's senses and fuel their imagination.

  • Age-Appropriate Books
  • Mentally Stimulating Toys
  • Teething Toys
  • Developmental Toys
  • Teaching Resources
  • Bouncer
  • Musical Toys

10. Parenting Palooza: Load up on parenting resources, from books and online courses to advice from seasoned pros. You've got this, but a little guidance never hurts!

  • Parenting Books
  • Online Courses
  • Guidance Resources

11. Cue the Support Squad: Enlist the troops – that means family and friends – especially during those initial weeks. Having backup makes the whole new-parent gig feel like a breeze.

Some of our personal favourite AU websites to purchase this gear from include Baby Bunting, Kmart, and Big W… but, let’s be real, the best place to get all these items and more is from your family or friends as hand-me-downs, or good old Facebook Marketplace and GumTree!

So, while you're ticking off your checklist, remember that amidst the gear and gadgets, what matters most is your love, care, and those heart-melting snuggles. Get ready to embark on this wild and wonderful adventure called parenthood. Your life's about to get a whole lot cozier, messier, and more beautiful!

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