As a first time mom, you are excited and probably anxious in equal measure.
Getting the baby shopping it can become a little overwhelming so we’ve compiled a list of items available on Amazon, that we think are essential for a healthy and comfortable start for you and your baby.
Some eco nappies, water wipes, and a gentle body wash are a great start.
The eco nappies will avoid any irritation that the newborn may get it from products that contain harsh chemicals.
Water wipes baby wipes are suitable for use for a newborn, as they contain only water and .01% some fruit seed extract.
A gentle natural body wash/shampoo, without any unnecessary ingredients that may cause irritation to your baby’s skin. Mustela’s Gentle Cleansing Gel is specially formulated to cleanse your baby’s delicate hair and body without stripping the skin of natural oils.
You’ll also need a few outfits for baby and this is where the excitement really begins! You should try to buy organic cotton if possible –
PAUBOLI Kimono Baby Romper Infant Japanese Pajamas have a lovely range for infants – it’s better for the environment, as the cotton is not sprayed with pesticides or fertilizers. Plus, it is gentler on your baby and less likely to cause skin irritation. Other things that might come on any are organic cotton muslins, toys, and bedding too.
For a comfortable sleep:
A good quality mattress is absolutely a must – we recommend Naturepedic Organic Crib Mattress – 2-Stage Breathable Natural Mattress. Naturepedic is a family-owned business located in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Our workers are skilled Amish craftsmen that take pride in their work, paying special attention to every detail to ensure long-lasting durability. We are proud to offer the very best organic mattresses available anywhere – made right here in the U.S.A. The mattress protectors are an added investment to keep your mattress cleaner for longer.
To sum it up, we’ve lost our way a bit in western society – newborn babies need to be held, nurtured and kept close, not left on their own to cry it out or be kept too long in their pram, cot or car seat, because that’s not what nature intended. If you keep your baby close in a carrier, they will be totally reassured because they can smell you, feel you, and ‘chat’ to you more easily. And a reassured baby will cry less which is good for mama. It’s also amazing for reflux, colic, bonding with Daddy, and a whole heap of other great benefits.
If you are completely convinced, we would recommend you buy 2 slings – a stretchy one for your newborns like the Boba wrap or Moby wrap which keeps them really close and secure, and a structured carrier like the ergo baby for when they get a bit bigger to give your back more support and to give them more freedom of movement. If you only want one – go for the carrier, it will work from newborn and will last until they are toddlers. Its the best investment you can make.