Are you ready to welcome your newborn bundle of joy home for the first time? Probably not. You probably feel anxious and unprepared if you’re anything like other first-time parents. Thankfully, you are likely more ready than you give yourself credit. While you might not have your baby boy bundles all together yet, parenting is natural, an inherent set of characteristics.
If you still feel overwhelmed, consider asking your loved ones for help preparing your home and nursery for your baby boy. You can create a registry for your future baby shower. Be sure to include essential items and fun stuff for your little one.
1. Health and Wellness Gifts for Baby Boys
It is never too early to plan for your baby’s physical well-being. A registry can include items like infant vitamins and immune boosters. Even if the supplements are suitable for newborns, many are designed for children two to three months old. Why not stockpile health and wellness products? Before you make a list of items, talk to your doctor or a pediatrician about what medicines or vitamins are best for infants.
2. Sensory Gifts for Baby Boys
Babies are sensory lifeforms; their vision is not the greatest at birth. They will probably react more to touch and sound. You want to find gifts to help them develop those senses and others. Rattles are excellent toys for infants, as are toys that play music or speak. Anything that forces your little one to engage is a good option for your baby, as long as it suits their age.
3. Sound Machine for Baby Boys
While a sound machine could have been listed under sensory gifts, it deserves its own category. The device is a must-haves on baby registry. In the first few months, possibly longer, your little one will wake up at all hours of the night. A sound machine can help soothe them back to sleep, and it can possibly give you a few extra minutes of shut-eye before the next feeding.
4. Newborn Basics for Boys
A registry should also include newborn basics. You will need diapers, clothing, bibs, burb cloths, bottles, etc. There are numerous items that you will need. It is best to talk to someone with more experience about essentials. You will also need to ensure you have big-ticket items on hand after your delivery: stroller, car seat, crib, etc.
5. High Contrast Toys
Many new parents don’t realize that their newborn only sees in shades of black, gray, and white. High-contrast toys are fascinating to them. When selecting toys for your newborn, consider including black and white toys on your registry.
While you want your family’s and friends’ help purchasing baby essentials, it is important to manage your house when the newborn arrives. Too much foot traffic can disrupt routines or cause unnecessary disruptions for the little one. It is best to decide on rules for visiting newborn as you prepare your registry.
Your baby boy is almost here. As you celebrate and plan, talk to a family planning expert or someone with child-rearing experience about other essential products and gifts for your little one.