What do you really need for a newborn? Today we are sharing what you really need to prepare for baby's arrival. This minimalist baby registry has only the must have baby essentials!
As you prepare for your baby's arrival, one of the things you are probably spending a lot of time on is the baby registry. I have parents who lean towards a more minimalist lifestyle tell me that they are completely overwhelmed with the regular baby registries.
Use this minimalist baby registry to gather just the baby essentials you need.
MINIMALIST BABY rEGISTRY:NURSERY
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that newborns sleep in a bassinet or crib in the same room as their parents. You can get a bassinet to keep the baby close to you at night or move the crib to your master bedroom for the first few months.
Every nursery needs a crib. Choose a crib that fits into your nursery design plan. Safety always comes first with cribs and then style.
When buying a baby mattress, you can choose between a foam mattress or an innerspring mattress. Also, remember that the firmer the mattress the better it is safety-wise. Read this comprehensive guide on choosing a baby crib mattress.
You'll want to get a waterproof mattress pad to protect the crib mattress from wetness.
Though you may see cribs decked out with bumpers, pillows, and quilts, the American Academy of Pediatrics cautions against using them. The Academy recommends that infants sleep on their backs on a firm mattress without any soft objects or loose bedding. All you'll need are a few fitted crib sheets and maybe a couple of crib skirts.
Though you can use a changing table, it makes sense to invest in a dresser. It will provide you with more space for storage, and the baby can continue using it for years to come. There are changing table toppers that you can purchase separately to convert any regular dresser to a changing station.
You will spend a lot of time on this chair - many late nights, sleepless nights, and cold nights. You'll need a chair that's comfortable, spacious, and has armrests.
Though some may dispute that this particular item is essential, I could not imagine the many hours spent nursing without an ottoman. An ottoman promotes ergonomic health and prevents back pain.
If you want to keep the nursery picked up, having a hamper to put the baby's dirty clothes in is a must.
MINIMALIST BABY REGISTRY: BATH & HEALTH
10.cool mist HUMIDIFIER
Invest in a humidifier. It will come in handy, particularly during the winter or if the baby is fighting a cold. When the little one has a cold, there's nothing much we can do other than use a fine mist nasal spray and a humidifier.
11.CHANGING PAD & cover
Look for a changing pad with a fastening safety strap and an easy-release buckle to keep your baby securely in place while you change the diaper.
A baby monitor will give you the peace of mind to leave the sleeping baby in the crib do your chores around the house, or get a quick nap knowing you'll hear the baby when she wakes up.
13.BABY BATH TUB & TOWELS
A bathtub- that's safe and convenient for bathing the baby is yet another must-have on the Minimalist Baby Registry.
A nursing pillow lifts the baby and gives relief to your tired arms and back during the many hours you'll spend breastfeeding the baby.
When a baby gets a fever, it's a scary situation for new parents. A thermometer is a must-have on the Minimalist Baby Registry. If the baby feels warm to the touch, you can check the temperature and contact the pediatrician.
MINIMALIST BABY REGISTRY:TRAVEL
A practical diaper bag that's spacious and has enough compartments for taking baby's diapering essentials is yet another must-have on this Minimalist Baby Registry List.
17.STROLLER & car seat
Depending on your family's lifestyle, you'll want to choose a stroller, car seat, or travel system.
18.BABY CLOTHe,BLANKETS AND BURP CLOTHS
You'll need to add baby clothing, blankets, burp cloths, and a few swaddle blankets to the minimalist baby registry.