For first time parents, preparing to welcome a newborn baby boy into the family is an exciting and sometimes daunting time. Not only are you trying to understand how this new little bundle will affect your family life but you also have to think about the practical issues of having all the necessary equipment ready for his arrival. What are the essentials you will need and how many baby boy clothes are going to be needed? And how do you find out?
There are obvious considerations such as getting the nursery ready. Which is the best sort of crib to buy? How much nursery bedding will be needed and what sort to choose? Is a changing table essential? What baby monitor is the best?
Then there is the choice of equipment for outings such as shopping, visiting friends and relatives and fun days out. You could opt to buy a travel system that consists of a car seat and a stroller or choose a full size stroller and separate baby seat. What sort of diaper bag is the best one to go for?
Having thought about these items, what about newborn baby clothes? What particular outfits does your baby need and how many of each? And don’t forget the diapers, burp cloths, bibs, baby blankets, and bath time necessities!
There is a lot of information available on the Internet, in magazines and books that will list what many Moms think are the minimum number of these things you will need. However, the best source of advice on all these questions are friends or relatives who already have babies and young children. Ask them what items are really vital and which it is impossible to live without – was there anything on the on the lists that they didn’t use – how many of any one item do you really need?
Getting ready for a newborn baby boy is a wonderful experience with lots of things to do and think about. At such a time, getting as much help as possible on the things you will need could help save you time and money, leaving you more relaxed to enjoy your baby.