Becoming a parent is beautiful but it’s scary too. Being responsible for another life, taking care of it, making the right choices for them – all of this can get a little overwhelming at times.
To no surprise, the web is overwhelmingly suffocated with parenting tips and newborn care basics, which is confusing parents with dos and don’ts of childcare everyday. In addition to the free yet unnecessary advice offered by the social media childcare gurus, there are also a number of e-stores that offer a sheer amount of “must-have” baby items, claiming their products to be the best parenting facilitators.
Sadly, only a few of these countless offerings are really what parents need!
As blunt as this statement may seem, for new parents, unauthentic offerings can be downright confusing! Newborn baby parenting has its own challenges and confusing parents between what to buy and what to avoid can simply leave them frustrated and can lead to mistakes being made – which no one wants, right?
I mean who would want to make even the tiniest of mistakes while taking care of their newborn child.
I know this is a tough time for all of you new parents and things might get a little confusing. However, the best advice we have for the worried parents, is to keep things simple and stick to a minimalistic essentials list, which includes only 3 absolute “must-haves”!
Yes you read that right. Get these 3 baby care essentials, up your newborn care basics game and make parenting all the more fun and easy:
1.Baby Wrap Sling
Keeping your little one close is everything, especially in those first few months. A good and butter-soft baby wrap with a sling allows parents and the beloved child to close to each other. The baby wraps that are preferred are usually made from lightweight, supportive, super soft fabric. They are breathable and easy to use.
If you ask us honestly, choosing a baby wrap sling, offered by authentic newborn baby brands for the first 6 months (and beyond) is the best thing you do for your baby. The reason is that parents can use them anywhere they go without having to think too much about who will carry the baby or how long will they have to do so.
Moreover, parents dont need to think too much about making plans if the newborn is asleep. They can wrap their baby before leaving the house even when the baby is asleep. In case the destination is far and the parents need to travel by car, they can easily shift the baby from the carseat to the sling, without waking the baby up.
Easy and convenient, right?
The next thing is an all time favourite for parents; the baby monitor.
A baby monitor tracks heart rate and oxygen levels of the baby using pulse oximetry; a non-invasive method of knowing oxygen saturation in the blood. It works with a base station that glows green to let you know everything is okay but will notify with lights and sounds if something appears to be wrong.
And if you did not know, all of this works alongside an app on your phone. This app keeps a check on your baby and in one way keeps you connected to the baby.
We love this newborn care essential because parents who aren’t comfortable with co-sleeping or go out to work wouldn’t be as comfortable leaving their child behind without it.
Such peace of mind! Really.
Finally, the last absolute essential for newborn care is a swaddler.
If you have a baby who loves to be swaddled (most little ones do, trust us on that!), this is for you. A comfortable swaddler, which does not hurt the baby by its tightness and allows the baby to rest and swaddle safely without suffocating, is recommended for all parents. It is a must have because not only does research show it to be a way children grow taller but because it has an easy diaper bonus. Parents can swaddle their babies and change their diapers while allowing little to no movement. Ofcourse, you dont want that poop to be going places, haha!
So what exactly are you waiting for? Grab these parenting essentials and don’t forget to sign up for Abudo’s course on childcare for more tips on newborn baby parenting, most essential things a newborn baby needs and detailed guidelines on newborn care basics.