Buying baby essentials is fun for many pregnant women. There are a lot of choices and it can get confusing, so we've put together a checklist and some useful tips for you!
With the numerous adorable rompers, onesies, high-tech prams, colorful patterned bedding sets, pacifiers and bottle models, couples who are becoming parents for the first time in particular quickly lose track of what's going on. A checklist of the most important things can therefore be a great help when shopping.
First of all, a quick tip: ideally, all baby equipment will be ready and waiting 4-5 weeks before the estimated due date. This saves you wandering around shopping malls or baby shops shortly before labor, or waiting for a last minute delivery.
Tip: for bigger purchases (stroller, baby crib, changing table, etc.) it is worth taking a look at the second-hand items on offer. You will always find used items that are almost as new and hardly used.
Baby clothes are also a popular birth gift – so it may be a good idea to buy only a few pieces initially and wait to see what you are missing later on. Some shops also offer "baby lists" for newborns, so that relatives and friends know exactly what the young family needs. An advantage for both parties: the givers do not have to worry about what to buy, and you do not get unnecessary things!