Mumbling Mommy

If you are expecting a baby then there are many things you may be worried about. You could be busy making plenty of lists including baby names and what you will need for your new bundle of joy. Something that a lot of new parents panic about is how they will cope and what they will do if something were to happen to their child.

This includes illness and injuries, it is common for children to run into problems, especially when they start moving around. A lot of parents decide to undertake a first aid course so they are well prepared if anything happens to their pride and joy. Visit site to book a great, informative first aid course. 

As well as a first aid course, take a look below to find out what other essentials you will need for your baby. 

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Hospital Bag

One of the first things that you will need to sort out before your baby is even born is their hospital bag. Of course, you will also need to pack some stuff for yourself. Your hospital bag should be packed and in a safe place by week 36 of your pregnancy. It isn’t uncommon for you to experience labor around this time. It is a good idea to pack enough nappies, clothes, and other things to last around three days. You never do know how long they will keep you in after giving birth. If you are kept for longer than three days then a close friend or relative can bring in what you need. 

Car Seat

You won’t be able to leave the hospital with your newborn without them being placed in an infant car seat. This is so the hospital staff know that your child is safe, this applies even if you are not getting in a car to go home. You can get travel system buggies that usually include a carry cot, the chassis, and a car seat. This saves the need to buy everything separately. Be aware it is classed as dangerous and unsafe to use second-hand car seats. This is due to you not knowing the history of the seat. Check out bundles online or in baby stores to find the best one that works for you. 


Something else that you will need for your baby is a way to transport them when you go out and about. There are plenty of ways you can do this but the easiest one is using a buggy or stroller. When it comes to looking for the perfect stroller it is all about which one fits into your budget and which one feels comfortable. Believe it or not, there will be strollers that aren’t comfy to push or use. It is much better to shop for buggies in person as you can give them a push around the store. 


Finally, if you are looking for places to put your baby when you need to use the loo or cook dinner then you may want to invest in a baby bouncer or a swing seat. These are capable of playing soothing music and vibrating so you can have five minutes to yourself. 

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