Get Prepared For Baby With Sustainable Living

Get Prepared For Baby With Sustainable Living

When the baby is on the way, there will be endless lists of things that you need and what you want to do during your maternity leave. If you are taking a long time off work to spend time with a baby, then you may find that you need to plan as far ahead as possible to ensure that you both have everything that you need.  That is why making lists can really be helpful. It is a way to keep on top of things and stay organised. Start making itineraries and lists as early as possible, including all the supplies you might need and what items you will immediately need. Here is a quick list of things that are important for you in the long-term and can even work out to be quite costly:

  • Crib, cradle, or bassinet.
  • Crib mattress.
  • Crib bedding.
  • Waterproof mattress pad.
  • Diaper changing table.
  • Dresser or bins for clothing storage.
  • Glider or rocking chair.
  • Diaper pail.
  • Stroller
  • Car seat
  • Towels 
  • Bag for supplies 
  • Breast pump 
  • Bodysuits
  • Baby toys

Keeping costs down

When you are preparing for a baby, you can certainly do a few things that will allow you to keep your spending to a minimum. Upcycling is great as well as buying second hand. Ask friends for their hand-me-downs for a cheaper price or do them up with a lick of paint and some added charms. This will definitely help you with the costs of a wooden cot or other accessories. Of course there are some items that you can’t really upgrade, for safety reasons such as a car seat and stroller but you can still buy them second hand as long as they are fit for purpose. 

If you want to keep costs down further, then it will be the long term costs that will be the most important. Using reusable products will be very important as well modern cloth nappies that can be washed and reused. With Junior Tribe Co you can do just this!  Cloth nappies have plenty of benefits. Whilst cloth nappies have to be changed more frequently, they are a great alternative to standard nappies and better for the planet. There is no huge amount of wastage and expensive shopping trips anymore. 

Getting the nursery ready will certainly be an exciting time but it can also be stressful. Whilst every parent decides to move their baby into the nursery at different stages, you should note that some experts have stated that keeping a baby near you in a moses basket for a few weeks/months can really assist them and keep them aware that you’re nearby by your smell. If you want to look into creating a nursery after your baby is born then you could definitely look at sprucing it up firstly with lick of paint. Look out for the type of paint you use and avoid if you’re pregnant and leave it at least a week before your baby moves in. It’s an exciting time but it’s also good to be prepared.

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