The first three months after childbirth are usually called the fourth trimester. The infant who lived for nine months in a warm and safe place where her mother's heartbeat is heard all the time, is completely new in the big world. Clothes should be put on, the food does not come automatically, the stomach can rumble, etc. At the same time, the family must make sure that there is another person to take care of around the clock. For the first time, many people recommend having the baby skin-to-skin as much as possible. We at Geggamoja think that baby wrap is a real lifesaver during this first time.
It may be that the baby does not want to sleep at all in the cozy cot you have arranged so nicely, but instead wants to be close (read: on!) To a parent where the warmth and heartbeat are. Despite that, some things should be in place when the family grows up, to avoid arranging it when the baby is brand new.
What you need to buy for a baby:
Clothes are of course good to have, you can read how much in our checklist a little further down. Invest in soft and organic materials, think practically and choose what you like. We love our bamboo pajamas - they are so soft, have a two-way zipper that makes all diaper changes much easier. Bamboo is also a natural material without chemicals, perfect for the baby's skin. Many people prefer to use the body in a wrap-around model for the first time, in order to avoid pulling over their heads. Outdoors, the child should wear a hat or sun hat throughout the first year to protect against cold and sun.
Checklist for newborn babies:
5- 7 bodies in cotton or bamboo
3-4 baby pants
zip sweater / cardigan
2-3 thin hats in cotton or bamboo
Bibs / neck collar
Baby blanket / Pacifier blanket
For colder days we recommend:
Clothes in wool
Overalls in fleece or lightweight material