The arrival of the baby is the most awaited moment of your life. You would not like to spoil by having to run here and there in search of right things for the baby at the last moment. Here is a list of things which you should keep ready before the arrival of the newborn.
For the Baby
A crib with a soft but firm baby mattress.
Baby blankets for winter
Waterproof sheeting of plastic or rubber for the crib
Soft bed sheets and covers
Baby clothes which are soft and comfortable
Baby caps, socks, mittens/gloves for winter
Diapers, which are soft, such as those made from old linen in the house are very soft and should be used for the first few days as baby's skin is very delicate during this period.
Cotton cloth pieces and wipes
Cotton and gauze for making cotton pads
Cotton balls for wiping baby's eyes
Mild baby soap
Nappy rash cream (as and when required)
Baby bath or tub with rounded edges
Two feeding bottles and two nipples
A tin of milk powder
Brushes to clean the bottles
For the Mother
Hand and body cream
Breast pump (as and when required)
Mother and baby accessories