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6 Things You Need Before Your Newborn Arrives + GIVEAWAY!

All moms prepare a long checklist of items for the new member of the family. Many among them including myself, ensure to buy the most essential items in advance of the delivery. So in this article, let me share a few things that I find very essential when our newborn arrives. From this list, first-time moms (also expecting moms) can identify the missing items on their list.

Newborn clothes

When you plan to buy clothes for your newborn, you may include the following on your list: swaddles, frog suits, pairs of tie side long sleeves and pajamas, t-shirts, mittens, bonnet, and booties. The newborn babies are asleep most of the time. Hence the dress that the baby wears while sleeping should make them feel warm.

When you select frog suits, try to get those which close with snaps between the legs. You can easily change the diaper with that type of clothes. You may go for short sleeves or long sleeves after considering the weather in your place. When the climate is chill make sure to dress your newborn in bonnet, mittens, and booties too.

Feeding bottles

Even if it is highly-recommended to breastfeed our little one during their first year, keeping a few feeding/storage bottles is pretty handy. To give an example, you can use them as your breastmilk storage rather than using disposable breastmilk bags which by the way, is not cheap. You are also helping our Mother Earth by using reusable storage bottles.

So I came across this brand named Chummy Baby that offers good quality but super affordable in price. Their 150ml feeding bottle starts at P69 only. This is perfect for moms who have a limited budget! Plus, look at the packaging, it is so cute! By the way, don’t forget to check the last part of this post coz’ I’m giving away these to my one lucky reader!

Chummy Baby PH – exclusively available at Watsons

Diapers/cloth diapers

Moms of newborns may ensure to keep sufficient stocks of diapers. The newborn child will require a minimum of 6 diapers a day. When you buy diapers for the first time ensure to buy a few packs of diapers from different brands. A stock of washcloths is necessary too. Wash the cloth in warm water to wipe the baby’s diaper area or while even during bath time. In case the baby gets a diaper rash, get a cream that is advised by your pediatrician. Most importantly, make sure you dispose of your dirty diapers properly.

Digital thermometer

Another important item that should be included in your newborn checklist is a digital thermometer. Moms may keep a first-aid kit exclusively for the newborn. Apart from other items, a digital thermometer must be a part of the first-aid kit. With a digital thermometer, you can easily check the baby’s temperature and if required you may take him/her to the clinic immediately.

Breastfeeding pillow

Many mothers have difficulty breastfeeding their kids. As a result of breastfeeding the kid in awkward angles (or position), the mother develops back-pain and baby gets digestive disorders. The best solution is to use a breastfeeding pillow. An adjustable breastfeeding pillow made of cotton or foam is comfortable sleeping pillows also.

Baby monitor

When you have a baby monitor, the guardian or parents can watch the activities of the baby even if they are out of the room. For a “yaya-less” mom, this will help her to do other chores while the baby is asleep. A baby monitor costs a thousand bucks but I find it a great investment.

So that’s it. Hope you find this newborn checklist helpful! Is there anything I missed? Let me know in the comments.

And as promised, check out below on how to get a chance to win the Chummy Baby goodies above. It is a great addition to your newborn checklist.

  1. Comment below your most favorite newborn item I have mentioned above?
  2. Like and Follow me on Facebook.
  3. Follow me on Instagram.
  4. Subscribe to my Youtube channel.

That’s it! This will end on August 31 and pick the winner via random.org! Good luck, everyone!

28 Comments on “6 Things You Need Before Your Newborn Arrives + GIVEAWAY!

  1. I want the feeding bottle po dahil 8month na po ang baby ko at paunti unti ko na pong pinapakin kailangn nya din uminum dahil Hindi pa sya pwede ng uminum sa baso kaya I choose the feeding bottle po.

  2. My favorite item is the cloth diaper because it is very useful, safe and really a tipid thing for wais misis like me.It can also rashes free when using❣️

    1. my favorite newborn item that you mention is breastfeeding pillow . I know the struggle of breastfeeding mom . Im 11 months exclusive breastfeeding and I might say its not easy and not come naturally all the time . I encounter some back pain , sore breast and crack nipples . breastfeeding pillow helps to relax your body while feeding baby its also help to support the newborn to put in exact position while breastfeeding . Hope to win this .
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  3. Newborn clothes mommy talagang mahalaga I’m now 8 mos preggy and kabuwanan ko na pero wala pa ko mga damit ng anak ko talagang problemado at stress ako pano kung bigla na lang ako manganak ang tanging meron ako ay tatlong long sleeves at isang pajama krisis talaga kaya sisiguraduhin ko once magkapera bibili na talaga ko gamit sa baby ko and gusto ko talaga cloth diaper momsh kung may budget lang sana talagang isa yan sa bibilhin ko eh

  4. From the 6 things you have mentioned earlier to us, newborn clothes are one of my most favorite because when it comes to my little one I love to make sure that her clothes are comfy and easy to wear.
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    1. I love the most is the Diapers/Cloth diaper, Maliban sa malaki matitipid ko sa pag gamit ng cloth diaper mas safe sya sa baby para iwas UTI.
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  5. cloth diaper kasi long terk use sya.makakasave ka ng malaki sa pagbili ng disposable diaper,iwas rasges and infection kay baby plus masasave mo pa si mother earth dahil bawas basura❤️

  6. Breastfeeding pillow po sana . Breastfeeding mom po ako sa bunso ko. Hoping manalo
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  7. My favorite item you mentioned is the feeding bottle. I am pregnant today for my 4th child and mag 9 years old na yung sinundan nalala ko kung pano ko hirap kumilos nun dahil full time breastfeeding ako ngayon alam ko na I need to have a feeding bottles para mai store ko ang milk ang mabigyan nang masustanyang gatas ang baby ko kahit di ako mismo ang may hawak sa akin nakakatuwa na affordable lang din ang price at available pa sa Watson dahil dun ako mandalas bumili nang necessities ko lalo ngayong pandemic at parang first ko lang ulit mag buntis after 9 years mas nakakatuwa na budget friendly ang chummy baby brand.
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  8. What i like most is yung baby’s clothes! Kase nakakaexcite tingnan pag hawakhawak ko to! Feel na feel ko talagang nanay na ako!

  9. I love newborn clothes. I enjoy dressing up my little one kahit na hindi naman masyado lumalabas ng bahay.
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  10. Cloth diaper po ang pinaka gusto ko po sa lahat dahil dito ka po talaga makakatipid at makakasiguradong walang rash si baby..

  11. Feeding bottles are my favorite new born bottle because my baby have 1 bottle she use when she drink water and milk.. it is eco friendly and save mother earth and it is highly recommended brand

    1. For me , I love most and I need most now is The new born clothes. Praying na mapili para manalo ng new born clothes. In pregnant and sa ngayon po wla pa po gamit ang baby ko at wala po akong kakayahan na makabili kaya mala ok ng tulong po if mapipili sana po palarin. Thank you for sharing Mommy. Godbless.

  12. Breastfeeding pillow.
    Yung 3rd baby ko lang ang napa-breastfeed ko and I know how hard it is kapag walang support sa arm. Hindi ko naisip yun since hindi ko rin kasi na-experience sa dalawang anak ko.

  13. I have 2 kids na rin and my coming pa.. mostly sa first ko marami akong di nagawa, so yung iba binawi ko kahit papano sa second, di lang talaga ako masyado pinagpala sa bf, pero will bf pa din.. super like ko and will continue yung cloth diaper.. and buti naitago ko pa bf pillow.. and by the way wala pa pala akong nasusulat na mga things needed kay baby haha! At dahil dito, sisimulan ko na! Will definitely try this new brand ng bottles! Thanks momsh!
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  14. Pinaka-gusto ko ang Chummy baby,ang ganda ng mga reviews ng product na to,gusto ng anak ko yung training cup,ang cute ng design at kulay niya. Mura at maganda ang quality,safe pa gamitin ng babies.

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  15. praying na mapili po ako. lalo na sobrang laking,tulong nito sa,kagaya kong buntis,na hindi alam,kung,saan kukuha ng pambili ng gamit ni baby. sobrang stressed na po ako. kaya po sana isa sa,mapili. kahit pang new born clothes lang po.
    sa lahat po ng namention nyo ito po ang pinaka gusto ko at kailangan ko. sana po palarin. please po. salamat po.

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    1. Comment no. 2

      I also like po thecloth diaper very usable po sya at less gastos na din po. Labhan mo lang at patuyuin pwede mo na ulit gamitin.

  16. Breast feeding pillow, tamang Tama Lang sa mga padede mom like me hehe Hindi ka na mangangalay habang karga si baby

    1. Lahat ng namention mo momsh gusto ko pero pinaka favorite ko talaga yong feeding bottles gustong gusto ko talaga na bumibili ng mga feeding bottles noon parang pinaka collection ko na rin hehr nakakatuwa kasi pag ang dami tas iba iba pa yong design at color.Thanks for sharing this tips momsh very helpful tong mga check list para sa mga new mommies para may idea nga naman sila.Ang gandang brand netong chummy baby safe kay baby and super affordable talaga.

  17. my favorite newborn item that you mention is breastfeeding pillow . I know the struggle of breastfeeding mom . Im 11 months exclusive breastfeeding and I might say its not easy and not come naturally all the time . I encounter some back pain , sore breast and crack nipples . breastfeeding pillow helps to relax your body while feeding baby its also help to support the newborn to put in exact position while breastfeeding . Hope to win this .
    FB: Cherry Ann Macaya
    IG: mommy_chean

  18. most of them are important for me.. pero pinaka favorite q ung baby cloth mommy.. specially ung palaging laging gamit ni baby.. nakaka save siya pa siya ng money lalo sa panahon ngaun kelngan wais na mommy ka..
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