Babies are at a time of their lives when they are busy exploring the world around them. For parents to keep them busy and being prepared for any eventuality is of the utmost importance. Keeping the floors clean for any amount of crawling, making sure there are no sharp objects that look like play things in the house. When going out not forgetting to keep your child’s favourite sippy cup and toy to avoid ‘your’ ultimate meltdown.
Here’s a list of must-haves when you’re at home or going outdoors.
INDOOR MUST HAVES
Being indoors is just as important for child as being outdoors, as it provides a safe place where children are protected from the elements and can be easily supervised. It’s where the important activities of the day like playing, eating, sleeping, washing hands, and going to the bathroom take place. Its a safe environment for them to experiment and learn.
Crayons & Paper, Play Doh, Toys – For babies to get creating and drawing early in the age is good for their development.
Baby Wipes – Children are messy!
Folding Potty Seat – Very important for children being potty trained and can be kept in the diaper bag.
Floor Cleaner – For all their crawling and lying on the floor needs.
Diaper Pail – Help the odor contained, so your nursery doesn’t stink.
Pacifier – Many babies find pacifiers very soothing
Humidifier – Humidifier adds moisture into dry air, it also helps relieve your baby of irritated, dry skin.
Air Purifier – Humidifier adds moisture into dry air, it also helps relieve your baby of irritated, dry skin. Unsafe air purifiers use Ozone Generators and Ionizers – avoid those at all costs.
Books – Reading to your child encourages a child’s cognitive development, improves language skills and academic performance, and aids in emotional attachment.
OUTDOOR MUST HAVES
Outdoor play is one of the things that characterises childhood. It helps aids in a child’s development of basic knowledge while exploring and seeing things in the nature. That could be running after butterflies to seeing lush green trees and hearing them make whooshing sounds, birds in the sky and black and red ladybirds on the grass. Some of our favourite childhood memories are outdoor activities.
Strollers – They protect the child from the outdoor elements.
Diaper Bags – There are a lot of things you need to carry for your child when venturing out. Having a diaper bag will help you organise things better.
Mosquito Patches – Extremely important with an increase in mosquito borne diseases. Place at-least 4 patches around the stroller to protect your child.
Hat/ Cap – To protect their heads from cold weather or the sun.