Mommy’s checklist, or an expectant mother’s checklist, I didn’t know that this thing exists until I read this from parenting sites. Until now, the checklists that exist in my life is a travel checklist and a grocery checklist. Who knows what checklist may sprout once the baby is born. Reading parenting sites and learning from other experiences of fellow mommies is a therapeutic way for me to ease out my fear of taking care of my baby. And to start off my journey to motherhood, a Mommy’s checklist is needed.
18 weeks and I haven’t started buying stuff for the baby, though I already set my mind that I will only provide the best things for my baby such as BPA-free bottles, baby-friendly toys and clothes, etc… Together with providing the best, I also want to be practical on buying baby stuff especially clothes since I know that babies grow rapidly and buying expensive clothings is not reasonable for the baby can only wear it for a short time. Perhaps, another reason why we still can’t shop for baby things is because we still don’t know the baby’s gender yet, I’m really really excited at the same time still hoping for a boy.
Last week, we decided to have a preview on baby things to buy by visiting SM’s Infant section. I frowned at how they jacked up the prices of Avent and Playtex brands here, almost 50% compared to their prices in Amazon, *sigh* I asked if they have a mommy checklist and they provided me with a list, the list below is exactly the one handed to me. You can print it or just copy the things you need:
Mommies, please share the things to buy for a first-time mom. Your inputs are greatly appreciated.