Your cute bundle of joy is a beautiful event to celebrate! However, before your baby arrives, you may be overwhelmed with advertisements telling you what you need to buy.
Panic begins to set in because you are going to be living with a baby in a small space! No worries!
As a matter of fact you will be just fine with having what your baby truly needs.
Despite what marketing is telling you parenthood doesn’t have to mean buying “all the things.” Having a small home and parenthood can go hand in hand.
Without a doubt, those of us with multiple children realize (way too late) that there were baby products we did not need (wipe warmer, I am looking at you!). By all means, if you start with the basics, you may realize you don’t need anything else for your baby.
If you save some money on baby products, then you can stash that extra money in a college fund for your little one.
Since every family is different you may have different needs. For example, if you realize you love jogging with the baby and need a jogging stroller, go for it!
Basically, buy stuff that makes sense for your family!
Without delay, here is a list of the basics you may want to start with in your small home. I would recommend these before your sweet baby arrives.
1. Feeding Your Baby in a Small Space
Whether you breastfeed or formula feed, your baby has got to eat!
- Formula or Breastmilk
- Drying Rack
- Breastfeeding top (for convenience)
- Breastfeeding Pump (check to see if you can get one for free from your healthcare provider!)
- Nipple Cream
- Milk Tea
- Breastfeeding Cover (or not)
- Spit up cloths
In the hope that everything you buy is amazing, read reviews, ask friends for their input to reduce the chance of getting products that are duds. Also, expensive is not always better!
2. Diaper Time with Your Baby in a Small Space
Both disposable and reusable diapers have their pros and cons. I use a mix of both.
- Disposable diapers
- Cloth Diapers
- Diaper Cream
3. Clothing Your Baby In a Small Space
Babies outgrow clothes almost instantly! Check with friends for new or gently-used items.
- Tops (short and long sleeves)
- Nighttime wear
4. Traveling with a Baby
I barely used a stroller once I bought a baby carrier. For this reason, you may not need all of these options.
- Baby carrier
- Jogging Stroller
- Diaper Bag or backpack
All in all what your baby needs most cannot be bought in stores. Take care of yourself so you can provide love for your little one.
If you need more ideas on making the best of the room you have, check out my other article: Explode the Size of Your Home!
What is the absolute must-haves in your home?
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