5 Items Every New Mum Needs

5 Items Every New Mum Needs

Settling into life at home with a baby is an exciting time for every new mum. With lots of changes in store, it’s important you are prepared so that the transition is as smooth as possible for both of you. Friends and family are sure to have endless advice on everything that you need for your new arrival, so to keep things simple the team at Nurofen for Children have summarised an essential guide of the five items that every new mum needs.

Baby sling

As your new baby begins life, they’ll love to spend as much time as possible with you and your partner [1]. A baby sling means you can keep your baby close to you while you’re out and about, helping you to bond. You can also wear it around the house so that your hands are free whilst you ease back into everyday life. Take some time to choose the right baby carrier or sling for you, making sure that it is comfortable and easy to adjust if you and your partner both plan to use it.

Car seat

Having a car seat it not just required by law, it is also essential for keeping your baby safe while travelling [2]. If you have a child below the age of three, a car seat will come in useful not only for long drives and going on holiday, but for day-to-day activities like nipping to the supermarket. Many prams are now convertible into a car seat so you don’t have to run the risk of waking your baby or struggling to get your baby into the back of the car every time you want to go out.

The Nurofen FeverSmart™ Temperature Monitor

The Nurofen FeverSmart™ Temperature Monitor should be a staple in every new mum’s first aid kit. It’s not uncommon for babies and small children to get a mild fever, especially after their first immunisations, so it is really important to be able to monitor their temperature.[3] The Nurofen FeverSmart™ Temperature Monitor means you can monitor your baby’s temperature continuously over time. You simply apply the monitor thanks to the wearable patch to your baby’s armpit and sync it to the FeverSmart™ app on your smart phone. You can then check your baby’s temperature straight from your phone without needing to disturb them. It’s still advisable to check on your baby regularly if they are suffering from a fever and to make sure your baby is in the right position to give an accurate reading. You should see a doctor straight away if your baby is under three months and has a temperature of 38 degrees celsius or over.[4]

It is important that you always continue to monitor your child’s wellbeing and check for signs and symptoms of illness. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Scratch mittens

Babies are born with very soft, thin finger nails. However these nails are still capable of scratching. A few scratches may be unavoidable, as your little one will touch their face a lot, especially when they are asleep. Wearing soft baby mittens will help to prevent this. Make sure you don’t leave the mittens on all day however because it is important for your little one to be able to explore through touch.

So there you have it, hopefully we’ve given you some good ideas about a few essential items that every new mum should consider to help manage daily life with a new baby.

 

[1] http://www.babycentre.co.uk/a84/fever

[2] http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/feverchildren/Pages/Introduction.aspx

[3] http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/parents-questions-about-childhood-vaccinations.aspx

[4] http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/feverchildren/Pages/Introduction.aspx

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