Top 5 must-have newborn essentials for joyful parenting

Top 5 must-have newborn essentials for joyful parenting

Top 5 must-have newborn essentials for joyful parenting

The arrival of a newborn is a whirlwind of emotions overwhelmed with unconditional love, pure joy, and maybe a touch of frantic energy! So it's natural to want to have everything you need on your hands as you prepare to welcome your little one into the world. As a parent, you want to get the best of everything for your newborns but this new journey can also be dreadful at times. You want to be sure of every product that touches the delicate skin of your baby and each fabric that you hand-pick from the markets. 

Although, when it comes to parenting, doing everything right the first time can be a little unrealistic but with our guide, you can at least be sure of the top 5 must-have newborn essentials that should be on your checklist!

Top 5 Must-Have Newborn Essentials for Joyful Parenting

The following five newborn essentials will truly make a difference in your little one’s comfort and contribute to a joyful parenting experience. Remember, less is often more when it comes to newborns. These essentials prioritize their basic needs and should be handy at all times.

1. Diapering Newborn Essentials for Keeping Them Clean and Comfortable

  • Diapers: This might seem obvious, but choosing the right diapers is crucial for your baby's comfort and your sanity. Opt for diapers that are absorbent, leak-proof, and gentle on your baby's delicate skin. Consider factors like size, material (disposable vs. cloth), and features like wetness indicators. Don't be afraid to experiment with different brands to find the perfect fit for your little one.
  • Wet Wipes: Having a good supply of wipes on hand is essential for diaper changes. Look for wipes that are organic, fragrance-free, and alcohol-free to avoid irritation. Consider options that are plant-based or hypoallergenic for extra sensitivity. 

You can opt for Herby Angel’s Ultra Gentle Baby Wet Wipes. These Wet Wipes are made from 100% organic Bamboo and Castor Oil and provide soothing relief to irritated and itchy skin. They also help in maintaining pH balance and save your newborns from rashes, redness, dry and cracked skin.

  • Diaper Rash Cream: Diaper rash is a common occurrence in newborns. Having a good quality diaper rash cream readily available will help soothe and treat any irritation quickly. Choose a cream with zinc oxide as a key ingredient, as it's known for its effectiveness.

Herby Angel’s Baby Diaper Rash Cream is one organic option made with Turmeric, Mandukaparni, and Neem to soothe rashes. This diaper rash cream calms redness, and irritation and promotes healing while gently moisturizing the skin. It also has antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties which will help prevent future inflammations.

2. Feeding Newborn Essentials for Nourishing Your Little One

  • Bottles and Nipples: Even if you plan to breastfeed, having a few bottles and nipples on hand can be a lifesaver. This allows your partner or family members to share feeding duties and provides a backup option if breastfeeding needs a break. Choose bottles with slow-flow nipples to mimic breastfeeding and prevent overfeeding. Consider anti-colic bottles to help reduce gas and fussiness.

Additionally, here’s a pro hack for the mothers out there. Breastfeeding inherently comes with some common challenges like chapped, sore, or sensitive nipples. You can try organic nipple butters that calms the skin and soothes soreness effectively as well as delivers intense hydration.

3. Sleep Essentials for a Safe and Restful Environment

  • Crib Mattress: Your baby will spend a significant amount of time sleeping, so having a comfortable and safe crib mattress is essential. Choose a firm, breathable mattress that fits snugly in the crib to prevent suffocation hazards.
  • Swaddles: Swaddling can help mimic the feeling of being in the womb and promote a sense of security for newborns. Look for swaddles made from soft, breathable materials like cotton muslin. There are also safe sleep sacks that offer a similar swaddling effect but allow for more leg movement as your baby grows.
  • Darkening Curtains or Blinds: Newborns have yet to develop regular sleep patterns, and creating a dark and quiet environment can be helpful for encouraging sleep. Invest in blackout curtains or blinds for the nursery to help regulate your baby's sleep-wake cycle.

4. Bathing and Hygiene Newborn Essentials to Keep Your Baby Clean

  • Gentle Hair Cleanser: Newborns have delicate scalps that require extra care and attention. Choosing a gentle hair cleanser specifically formulated for babies is essential for maintaining their scalp health without causing irritation. Look for a hair cleanser that is hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, and made with natural ingredients to ensure it's gentle on your baby's sensitive skin.

You can try Herby Angel’s Ultra Gentle Baby Hair Cleanser which is made from carefully selected natural ingredients. It is free from harsh chemicals with antibacterial properties that prevent infections and shield your newborns’ scalp from environmental damage.

Additionally, regular cleansing will help keep your baby's scalp clean and free from any buildup, promoting healthy hair growth and a comfortable experience during bath time.

  • Organic Soap: Bath time is a special opportunity to bond with your baby while keeping their delicate skin clean and healthy. Opt for an organic soap made with natural ingredients and free from harsh chemicals, fragrances, and dyes. Organic soaps are gentle on your baby's skin and help them to retain moisture and prevent dryness and irritation. Look for soaps that are specifically formulated for babies and ensure they are pH-balanced and dermatologist-tested for safety. Regular use of organic soap during bath time will leave your baby feeling clean, fresh, and comfortable while giving you peace of mind knowing you're using the best products for their precious skin.

Ayurvedic skincare products are a must-have in newborn essentials. One highly reviewed ayurvedic soap for newborns is Bala Ashwagandhadi Soap made with the goodness of kesar [saffron], malai[milk cream], and honey. Bala Ashwagandhadhi Baby Bathing Bar is a soap-free, nourishing cleanser that deeply cleanses, nourishes, and locks in moisture.

5. Skincare essentials for their delicate skin

  • Baby Powder: Baby powder is a timeless essential that provides multiple benefits for your little one. Opt for a talc-free baby powder enriched with natural ingredients that help absorb excess moisture and keep your baby's skin dry and comfortable. Baby powder is particularly useful in areas prone to moisture buildup, such as the diaper area, underarms, and chubby folds. You may try Bala Ashwagandhadi Baby Powder which is a talc-free powder for babies. It is made with oatmeal powder and lavender oil for soft, dry, and fresh skin.

Applying a light dusting of baby powder after each diaper change can help prevent diaper rash and keep your baby feeling fresh and cozy throughout the day.

  • Massage Oil: Massaging your baby is not only a wonderful bonding experience but also offers numerous benefits for their physical and emotional well-being. Choose a gentle massage oil specially formulated for babies, preferably enriched with natural oils like coconut, almond, or jojoba oil, which provide nourishment and hydration to your baby's delicate skin. Massaging your baby with oil can help promote relaxation, improve circulation, aid in digestion, and soothe fussy behavior. Make sure to choose a massage oil that is free from artificial fragrances and additives to ensure it's safe for your baby's sensitive skin.

One beneficial massage oil is Bala Ashwagandhahdi Baby Body Massage Oil. It is made with Bala and Ashwagandha for your newborns’ strong bones and muscles.

Pro Tip: Babies make an endless mess and the same hands that touch the unsanitized things lying around are then put back into their mouths. To keep your precious one safe you must add organic multipurpose cleanser to your newborn essentials toolkit. It can be used to clean bottles, toys, and surfaces. Herby Angel's multipurpose cleanser is a great option to choose from. It eliminates and prevents microbial growth, removes odor from feeding accessories, and is 100% safe for newborns because of its plant-based formulation.

Remember, the most important ingredient for joyful parenting is you! Your love, attention, and responsiveness are the greatest gifts you can give your child!

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