Baby checklist: What do you need for a baby?
Are you pregnant or expecting your first baby and wondering “what do you need for a baby”? Some people will tell you a baby doesn’t need much, while others recommend the most amazing high-tech solutions for everything from monitoring baby’s sleep to keeping them entertained – it can be confusing and overwhelming. That’s why our midwife and babywearing consultant Katrin Ritter has created a practical baby checklist for you. You can download it, print it out (or edit it on your phone/tablet etc.) and tick off the most important must-have baby items.
Our baby checklist – all the must-have baby items at a glance:
Must-have baby items: The most important newborn baby essentials from Ergobaby
There are lots of baby items on the list for first-time parents and we wanted to take this opportunity to give you a little information about the newborn baby essentials that we make here at Ergobaby. Above all, we want to make life easier for families with children. We make all our products with this in mind. Since most of Ergobaby’s products grow with your baby, you can count on us from newborn to toddlerhood and beyond. The following is a brief overview of the most important newborn baby essentials from Ergobaby – all of which you will also find in the baby checklist above:
Baby carrier: one of the absolute must-have baby items that not only helps you to transport your baby ergonomically, but also calms them, promotes their development, and helps you bond. With our wide range of baby carriers, there really is a carrier for everyone. Another plus: you can also breastfeed/chestfeed in a baby carrier while you’re out and about if that’s how you choose to feed baby.
Swaddler: A Swaddler is a great calming aid and sleep option for the first few months. Read this blog to find out what you need to consider (link to the swaddling blog when it goes live).
Sleeping bag: From their first night at home all the way through to when they’re walking (running!) around by themselves – with our extensive range of sleeping bags, your child will be well wrapped up all year round in the first few years of life. Our Baby Sleeping Bag grows with your child and our On-The-Move Sleep Bag lets active little ones run around before going to bed or early in the morning. Just pop their feet out and off they go!
Stroller: As much as we might love to, permanently carrying baby isn’t always an option. Especially if you have more than one child, a stroller is worth its weight in gold. Our Metro+ compact stroller is a space-saving helper that gets your baby safely from A to B from day one. It converts super easily for newborns with a near-flat recline and hidden footrest flaps to create a newborn bassinet, or you can just lie it back for an older child to nap. And thanks to the simple folding mechanism and the compact folding size, it can really go anywhere – including planes, trains, buses and even the smallest car boots.
Nursing pillow: Sitting and feeding for long periods of time is the order of the day in the first weeks of your baby’s life, particularly if you choose to breastfeed/chestfeed. Our Natural CurveTM Nursing Pillow helps to keep your back healthy and your baby in the right position. The new strap ensures that the pillow does not slip and that you can relax even more.
Baby bouncer: A quick shower, cooking, whatever you need – there are moments in every day when you simply can’t carry your baby. With our Evolve 3-in-1 Bouncer, you can always know they’re in a safe and comfy place. And after a few months, the toy bar provides a little extra entertainment.
High chair: Not from day one, but from the time your baby can sit, a high chair is an important helper that allows you your child to sit with you at the table to enjoy their first meals. Like many of the other products mentioned above, the Evolve 3-in-1 High Chair grows with your child be part of unforgettable family moments through their life, as it converts to a toddler chair and kitchen tower.
Newborn baby essentials – have you got everything you need?
Do you have everything you need for baby for those first few weeks after birth? Then tick them off your baby checklist for newborn baby essentials! Or, if you need any more information on these must-have baby items use our blog search function to look for “baby essentials” and you will find more useful articles for the early days with your little love.