Tips for Moms to Shop for T...

Expecting mothers have a lot to prepare for before their newborn arrives, especially if it your first baby. Yet, with so many baby products on the market, it can be overwhelming for new moms to know where to start. As a mom of two, I know the feeling well! 

So, let me share with you a few tips and tricks to help make shopping for a newborn much easier.


Tips for Moms to Shop for Their Newborn

From one mom to another, here are my top tips for moms to shop for their newborn baby.

Set your Budget

When it comes to baby gear there are products to suit every budget! From luxury baby items to budget friendly, the key is to work out how much you are willing to spend when preparing for your baby

This will give you a great guide to what shops to visit and brands to invest in.


Make a List

Before you even start to think about hitting the shops, create a list of essential items you'll need for your newborn. 

This can include clothing, diapers, feeding supplies, nursery furniture, and safety gear like the MomMed Baby Nasal Aspirator

And then include all your nice to have items.

Having a list will help you stay organized, on budget, and ensure you don't forget anything important.


Consider a Baby Registry

Family and friends love to shower new parents with gifts to welcome their newborn, so why not consider adding your wish list of baby items to a baby registry. It’s a great way for family and friends can buy you baby items that you need and want.

I also love this option if you are planning to host a baby shower. Make sure to add gorgeous gift set like the MomMed Baby Shower Gift Set for those family and friends that want to buy a few items all beautifully packaged together.

Once you’ve had your baby shower, you can then look to hit the shops for the remaining items you need.


Start with Small Quantities of Consumables

Babies are not a one size fits all, so I highly recommend starting with smaller quantities of consumables like diapers, wipes, formula, bath products, and baby clothes, till you know what items work for you and your baby.

You don’t want to go all out buying a year’s worth of diapers only to find out that your baby reacts to them or that brand isn’t the right fit leading to blowout.

The same goes for formula.  

Or baby clothes that you baby has grown out of before they even had a chance to wear them.

So, my tip is to focus on purchasing the essentials first, in smaller quantities. You can easily buy additional items such as diapers later as you determine your specific needs.

1. Prioritize Safety

When choosing baby products, prioritize safety above all else. 

Look for items that meet safety standards and certifications, especially for items like car seats, cribs, strollers, and baby carriers. 

Avoid purchasing second-hand items unless you can verify their safety and quality.

2. Consider Longevity

For me one of the biggest temptations while shopping for my newborn was to buy all the adorable newborn baby clothes! Seriously, they are so little and so cute! 

But babies grow quickly, so I do recommend purchasing clothing and baby gear that will last beyond the newborn stage. 

Look for adjustable or convertible items that can adapt to your baby's changing needs, such as convertible cribs or expandable strollers. Or even baby clothes in larger sizes.

3. Seasonal Shopping

Similar to longevity, when shopping for a newborn, it's important to keep the season in mind for you newborn. 

During the colder months, focus on purchasing warm clothing, blankets, and accessories to keep your baby comfortable. During warmer months, lightweight clothing and breathable fabrics are a better choice. 

It's also really important to consider your baby's age and size for the season that you are shopping for. Ask yourself, will the season be different when your baby arrives? How long will they need to be in that sizing for that season?

One great way to tackle this is to buy items that can be layered depending on the weather.

4. Think About Convenience

Choose items that will make your life as a new mom easier. I love the MomMed Electric Bottle Brush Cleaner Set for example, as it helps to clean all the baby bottles with ease!

Other items to consider are a diaper bag with plenty of pockets and compartments for organization or a baby monitor with features like temperature monitoring and two-way audio.

5. Ask for Recommendations

Don't hesitate to ask other moms for recommendations on products they found useful for their newborns. 

Online parenting forums, social media groups, and mom-to-mom networking can be valuable resources for gathering advice and recommendations.

6. Take Advantage of Sales and Discounts

Keep an eye out for sales, discounts, and promotions at baby stores and online retailers. Sign up for newsletters or loyalty programs to receive exclusive offers and discounts on baby products.

Just remember to keep in mind your baby’s sizing, quantities of consumables, and seasons.

7. Trust Your Instincts

Ultimately, trust your instincts when choosing products for your newborn. Every baby is different, and what works for one may not work for another. 

Choose items that feel right for you and your baby's needs.

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