I've been given a lovely changing table with loads of storage room underneath it.... But what on earth will fill up all that space? Can you help me put a list together of what I'll need. So far I'm guessing:
Nappies Nappy bags Wet wipes Cotton wool (not sure what for when I've got the baby wipes) Nappy rash cream (Do peopke use talc these days?) Fresh change of emergency clothes Changing Mat obviously. ?towel for drying the bottom?
Sounds like you've got it covered No to talc, I never used cotton wool, just the water wipes (still use those for face and eyes), and I use tissues for drying bottom as I think they absorb better and more hygienic. Enjoy your baby!
To throw over baby when he pees everywhere, to mop up puke etc etc.
And Sudocrem - it clears up minor nappy rash overnight ime.
Re topping and tailing - you'll be cleaning baby's bum all the time, I used wipes from about day two, just get the mildest ones they're fine. Cotton wool and a bowl (can just be any nice bowl to suit your decor!) of cooled boiled water to wipe your baby's eyes and gently over face in the evenings is good - they get gunky eyes quickly if you don't do this once a day - probably twice if you can. Important to wipe eye only once then get a fresh cotton pad to avoid infection. I made it an early part of a routine at bedtime before we bothered with baths - dim lights, bowl of warm water, me singing gently to babe while I wiped his eyes and face. He loved it, found it really calming don't bother with baths until you feel confident to, newborns don't get dirty apart from their bums