7 Essentials To Prepare For Your Newborn Baby

June 14, 2022

It's both exciting and overwhelming to have a new baby so to make it easy for new parents, here are the 7 essentials to prepare for your newborn baby.

I remember when Mommy Khris and I were new parents. We were so excited to buy things for Miguel who was just a newborn baby at that time that we ended up hoarding a lot of items. Some of those we didn’t even know how to use or what they were for.

7 essentials to prepare for your newborn baby

7 Essentials To Prepare For Your Newborn Baby


    I’m sure other parents can relate to the excitement of having a new baby and bringing them home. Just the same, my fellow parents may have also realized soon that providing the essential needs for an infant baby can be a difficult chore. Don’t fret and just relax, because MAKUKU has created a checklist to help us figure out what baby essentials you'll need during the first three months.

    Here are the seven most essential items to prepare for your new baby:

    1. Feeding Supplies


    You don't need much more than your breasts if you're breastfeeding, but you do need a few essentials like nursing pads, nipple lotion, and a breast pump (if needed).

    If you plan to bottle-feed your baby, have a few extra sanitized bottles on hand to avoid cleaning in the middle of the night. A bottle brush and a bottle-washing dishwashing basket are other newborn baby stuff to be considered.

    2. Diapers


    Having newborn baby diapers is basic yet the most vital part of any baby kit. With MAKUKU air diapers, the bottom layer is made of ultra-fine denier fiber, which is delicate and clean, light and soft as silk and it makes the baby more comfortable.

    At the same time, it is made of three globally recognized polymer materials; catalyst, BASF, and Sumitomo which are super-absorbent for disposable diapers. MAKUKU also innovates diapers specifically for newborns that present a “U” shaped design. These diapers have a “U” shaped navel cut in the middle to reduce friction with the umbilical cord, protecting the baby’s sensitive umbilical cord area.

    And what’s exciting with MAKUKU Slim diapers series; these are uniquely made with Apple Vitamin C to balance the baby’s skin pH level when exposed to urine and prevent your baby’s sensitive skin from diaper rash and allergies.

    Amazingly with all the advantages that have been mentioned, MAKUKU Slim and Comfort Diapers are both lightweight and made with an ergonomic design that fits the baby’s body shape properly.

    It’s also super-absorbent diapers that will definitely protect and provide comfort for your babies. It is available in two types, namely tape diapers with sizes Newborn, S, M, L, and XL, and pant diapers which are available in L, XL, XXL, and XXXL.

    3. Clothing


    We understand how wonderful it is to have a few nice outfits for your newborn baby to show off, but it is strongly advised not to buy many newborn clothing items because your baby will outgrow them quickly.

    At the same time, you will be going through lots of outfit changes, as newborn clothing can get messy, quickly.

    4. Crib/Bedding


    While it's best to let your newborn baby sleep in your room for the first few months, it's also a good idea to prepare her or his sleeping environment ahead of time.

    If you opt to co-sleep, make sure the baby's sleeping place is solid and secure. Make a bed using a blanket and sheets dependent on the weather.

    5. Bath Items


    Bath products like baby bath wash, baby lotion, and washcloths are other infant prodproductsuct to consider when preparing for newborn baby supplies.

    Newborn babies only require a brief wipe with a soft sponge or cotton swab for the first few times. However, it won't be long until your infant is swimming around in the tub. This is also a special time when parents can bond with their newborn babies.

    6. Gear and Furniture


    The only furniture you absolutely need for your newborn, according to common perception, is a comfortable place for them to sleep in and a place to put their clothes. 

    Many of us choose much more—a changing table, dresser, nursery gliders, toy bin, bouncy seat, baby swing, and so on—and adorning the baby's room can be a highlight. But, if you want, you can wait till your child is older and you have a better notion of what they genuinely require.

    You'll need a way to get around with your infant. Car seats are highly required, and usually, hospitals will not release you until you have a properly installed car seat. A stroller or a baby carrier are also great options.

    7. Grooming Kit and First Aid Kit


    As for the grooming kit and first aid kit, you don't need to stock your cabinets with a plethora of baby grooming products or a full-fledged first-aid kit at first. You will undoubtedly require a method for trimming those tiny nails. You should also be able to take your baby's temperature and clean snot from their nose when necessary.

    You can also put off buying baby pain relief medicine until your baby is a little older, as it is not recommended that newborns receive any OTC pain relief medicine until they are 3-6 months old, depending on the medicine and doctor recommendations.

    Epilogue


    That's all! It wasn't as intimidating as you anticipated. There will be a plethora of infant products and baby goods available in baby shops all over the Philippines that will make your life easier as you prepare to become a parent.

    MAKUKU, in particular, is now in the Philippines and ready to take the leap of faith of our Filipino moms and dads in order for them to experience comfortable and worry-free parenting.

    You can finally say goodbye to your baby's unwanted rashes, irritation, diaper leakage, and other problems that may occur to your baby. Another piece of good news is that MAKUKU air diapers are also available in Shopee and Lazada

    A little reminder, stock up on your baby items before or as soon as your newborn arrives!

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    17 comments

    1. Thanks for sharing sir Ivan ,nice essentials for new born babies ❤️

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    2. Yay relate po ako dito.
      Thank you for sharing this blog very helpful po at least we know the essential needs of our babies

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    3. As my mom says: "When you become a parent they don't give you the instruction booklet", but it can be said that it's partly yours. Very useful advice!

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    4. This is such a great list. When I had my first baby, I didn't know what the heck I should get. My mom helped me, but I still ended up need a few extra things.

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    5. Great tips - it can be so tempting to get a whole lot of stuff you don't need for your first baby but the reality is you only really need the basics which you have outlined perfectly above.

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    6. I am forwarding the list to a friend of mine who just delivered her first born. Amazing post, thank you.

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    7. These are a good start on how to get ready for a newborn I would recommend parenting classes too. You never know how useful those classes

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    8. This post is very helpful, I don't have a child yet but I will put this in mind so that I know what to prepare when the time comes.

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    9. Such a helpful list. I've had 8 babies and always seemed to forget something in my preparation.

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    10. Nice reminder of the newborn essentials for parents and the parents to be.

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    11. I cant wait to have another baby. Thank you for sharing.

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    12. LOL that is true about the baby furniture. We got so many things for my granddaughters and the givens they used were the crib and the dresser. :)

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    13. youu have it all covered and don't add too many items we don't actually need for a baby like most guides do. I'd say don't buy too much for a new born, you never know for sure what works best for you. everybody might tell you one thing, you might find it doesn't work for you or your baby all that well

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    14. This list is so essential for all new mums and dads and yes, having the right diaper is so important for newborns to avoid rash and uncomfy experience for little ones

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    15. This list is so essential for all new mums and dads and yes, having the right diaper is so important for newborns to avoid rash and uncomfy experience for little ones

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    16. A good reminder for the essentials. It can be so daunting for new parents but its nice having guides like this out there to help make it a little easier.

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    17. It is nice to have the essentials and not too many extras. We ended up spending money on things we didn't need, and it was nice to know just what to get.

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