A new baby means a whole new world for couples as they have taken yet another step in their lives and parenthood now awaits them. You will never know how hard it actually is being a parent until you are in the situation yourself. You have no form of escape but to brave up and face it. You may not be the best parent in the whole world but I am very sure if you put your heart into doing it right, you will be the super parent to your own baby at the very least.
Well something I have learnt along the way of becoming a parent is to know what are the things you need to buy before the birth of your very first baby comes along. This ensures you do not panic once the situation gets out of hand and with your wife not being in the best mental mindset right after giving birth.
Contrary to what most parents think, a baby cot is not the most important thing to purchase before the birth of your baby. Yes, it is nice to see the beautiful baby cot lying in the designated baby room in your home but it is not the first thing your baby really needs once it gets home from the nursery in hospital.
What your baby really need are baby diapers. Do ensure you get the ones for newborns or at the very least small in size. When your baby is out it requires on an average about 8 diaper change a day and that equates to 40 diapers in a week. So make sure you stock up at least 80 newborn diapers in that nursery of yours at home.
After the first 2 weeks, babies can now start moving into the small sizes for diapers and the change for diapers will be less frequent as compared to the first 2 weeks. But do remember the first thing you have to prepare yourself with is diapers and stock them up when baby diapers at the departmental store or supermarket near you goes on sale. Take your time and compare the prices before buying to ensure you do not overpay and get the most out of your dollar. Also if possible stay out of budget diapers unless you are under budget constraint after giving birth. You do one to give your baby the very best don't you.
So remember, do not go splurging on that expensive baby cot and not leave anything for the diapers that your baby needs once it gets home. Be warned that diapers these days do not come cheap. So your better of being ready rather than sorry.