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How to prepare a baby layette well?
The appearance of the first child in the world is a big challenge for parents. If we have contact with children in our family or friends, we will not have a problem with choosing clothes or gadgets. It’s definitely harder for parents who have to learn everything from the beginning. It is good to be well prepared for this during pregnancy. It is worth reading professional guides, browsing websites with advice for parents or wandering around the shops to see accessories and clothes for children.
What do you have to buy?
To start with, parents have many things that they have to buy. This layette is a considerable expense, so it is worth spreading it out throughout pregnancy. First of all, we need a stroller and a carrier, which will initially be a car seat. We have to buy children’s clothes in a very small size. It doesn’t have to be too many, because children often grow out of the smallest size very quickly. Of course, you need a range of cosmetics for the care of the newborn. Be sure to take care of disposable and reusable diapers. We need to think about how we will bathe the baby and buy a baby bath or a special mat.
For this we must, of course, take care of blankets, nice to the touch of our toddler. You can buy several types right away. Moms who want to wear their children should think about buying or renting a special baby sling first. It is of course also worth going to the course earlier, where we will learn how to wear a baby. You can also buy special reinforced slings with straps that also make carrying your baby easier.
Decorating a room for a toddler
A very important element of the layette is everything that will help us take care of the child in his room. First of all, the baby must have a comfortable cot or cradle that is easy to move. Of course, you also need to think about a changing table that will be convenient for mom. It cannot be placed too low so it is best to mount them on a cot or dresser. And very important is some feeding corner, no matter if the baby will be breastfed or from a bottle. Especially in the first months, such feeding is a continuous process, so mom and dad must have comfortable positions. Just set up a comfortable armchair with a table that will allow you to put things aside or drink tea during feeding. Baby’s room should not only be beautiful, but above all functional. It is worth taking a look at the guides on how to arrange such a room so that above all it is easy for us to move. We will be spending a lot of time there so we must feel comfortable.
Clothes from friends
In preparation for the coming of the baby, our friends will be happy to share their clothes with us after their children. It is very popular among mothers and very often use this form of layering. That is why we are not embarrassed to accept things from friends, later also we will be able to share children’s clothes. Of course, this layette will not meet all our requirements, it may turn out that we will find a lot of useless things there. And there is no problem with it, we can easily hand over such clothing. Very often it may turn out that among the clothes we can find ones with a tag. Many parents buy them in store and often fail to put them on the baby.
If we have many around us, it may turn out that we will get a really large number of clothes. That is why we have to get along at the very beginning, whether we should return such things or whether we can pass them on. If we do not like something, do not leave it by force, it is better to make room for clothes that will be nice and useful. Well in advance, let’s wash these things and iron them so that everything waits ready for the appearance of the baby.
Shopping madness of future mothers
Of course, every mother succumbs to shopping madness. Seeing cute clothes for children, it’s hard to resist buying them. Many of these acquisitions will be unsuccessful and will not be useful to our baby at all. That is why it is sometimes worth thinking about such a shopping frenzy. Most stores have websites and shopping newsletters that allow you to view the range. Of course, browsing and touching such clothes is often a pleasure in itself so we don’t have to deny it.
With such purchases, we just need to remember not to buy such super gadgets endlessly, which are not quite legitimate. We often, for example, buy sweet shoes for babies, which are mainly decorative. Our toddler will not need any shoes for a long time. We can be tempted to do one such thing, but we don’t store unnecessary things. Let’s buy clothes and accessories that we know we will need. And here we can often go crazy with form or pattern. It is worth checking how many similar things we already have at home so as not to overdo it with quantity. Children’s clothes need to be kept somewhere, and our wardrobes cannot hold everything.