Baby Shopping Basics


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
Nail clipper
Newborn hair brush
Baby blanket swaddle
Burp cloth
Baby cotton hats
Baby towel
Cotton balls
Baby wipes
Little tubs
Car seat
Baby monitor
Baby hangers
Changing mat
Diaper bag
Ocean spray
Calpol or adol
Sophie the giraffe

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