Sometimes you can read all the books in the world, but it can be difficult to process all the information you absorb. I wrote the following article on how to care for a newborn baby. I wrote it in an easy-to-read, short and to the point way so you can remember key points without overloading your brain.

Don’t forget that midwives and health visitors are here to help you with any questions you may need if there are any questions you haven’t asked.

Your newborn will need the following equipment/necessities. I always recommend buying these before the baby arrives so there is no extra stress on the first day.

• Diapers, sanitizing solutions and buckets or buckets
• Diaper Rash Cream
• Cotton, baby lotion and wipes
• changing mats
• Crib, Moses Basket, Crib and Blanket
• Stroller
• clothing

If you are breastfeeding instead of bottle feeding, you need the following –

• Baby bib
• Muslin Check
• Nursing bras are always helpful
• Chest pads

When breastfeeding, I always recommend wearing an accessible top to save time.

If you choose to bottle feed, you will need the following –

Sterilization equipment
Bottles and pacifiers
bottle brush for cleaning
newborn formula

A midwife will visit you every other day for the first week or two, if you need it, until the first month. She will be able to answer any questions you may have and will help you with any issues you find difficult to adjust to. Your health visitor will also see you during the first week or two. She will tell you about postpartum groups or classes you might want to join to meet other new parents.

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