Baby Shopping Basics

Pregnancy-Shopping

While packing my hospital bag and preparing for my second baby’s arrival I had a flashback of how confused and overwhelmed I was with all the shopping I had to do for my first baby’s arrival.What seemed to be a fun idea of shopping for the baby turned out to be the most daunting experience ever! I was confused,overwhelmed with all the choices available i was simply lost!I wish i had someone to tell me I did not need half of the items i had purchased.

It is a great idea to jot down your baby shopping list with baby essentials especially with recommendations from family and friends. Not only will it help you remember to get what is required for your baby’s arrival it will help you avoid buying unnecessary items while shopping. With new baby gadgets advertised it is so easy to get carried and you can end up buying random items that you might never use.

In Dubai shops usually have sales quarterly so before you get shopping happy it is always wise to research and find out when baby stores are on sale to grab yourself a bargain!

To get you started here is what my shopping list consists of:
For the mama:

Nursing bras
Nursing pajamas/or pajamas with buttons
Breast pads
Maternity pads
Nipple cream
Breast pump
Comfortable going home clothes for the hospital
Toiletries (tooth brush, hairbrush. shampoo, deodorant etc.)

For the baby:
Baby bassinet or Moses basket
Bassinet linens
Baby Swing
Food processor
Bottle sterilizer
Baby bottles
Baby bathtub
Newborn pampers
Baby Shampoo
Baby Body wash
Baby moisturizer
Baby sponge
Thermometer
Nail clipper
Newborn hair brush
Baby blanket swaddle
Mittens
Babygrows/rompers
Burp cloth
Vests
Baby cotton hats
Baby towel
Cotton balls
Baby wipes
Little tubs
Car seat
Stroller
Baby monitor
Bibs
Baby hangers
Sudocrem
Playmat
Changing mat
Diaper bag
Ocean spray
Calpol or adol
Sophie the giraffe

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Wipes and Rashes!

Crying baby

 

There is nothing worse than having your baby cry his little eyes out in pain and covered in rashes, where even a dab of water may feel like fire burning his skin. My baby boy has very sensitive skin and that was the reason behind me starting my search in finding the best type of baby wipes. However, keeping in my mind when I am at home, I avoid using wipes and go for the old fashioned wash to avoid any skin irritations and rashes. One can even opt for the lazy option which is cotton balls dipped in lukewarm water to wipe with instead.

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Welcome to Mommy Land!

Mommy Decisions

To all the beautiful mothers out there welcome to Mommy Made Easy! You are the inspiration behind starting this mommy blog!

As a second time mother due to give birth soon I started remembering my first experiences into mommy hood and how hard  it was deciding on what to buy for my baby,  what products to buy for myself, and so many other questions.

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