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Welcome to the world, little baby!

20 December 2015

First baby on the way? We know babies can be overwhelming even before they come. Sleeping, feeding, changing, bathing and playing will become your everyday. Here’s our essential guide for what you need to welcome your baby with calm confidence.

Ready your home for a new baby with practical necessities like a mobile
A safe baby sleeping area with a cot and an awning

Set up a safe, calm sleeping area

By your bed or in another room, your baby needs a safe, calm sleeping area. An awning makes the area feel more like a nest or a nook. With our cots that meet the strictest safety standards and a PATRULL baby monitor, you won’t worry (as much). 

 A comfortable baby feeding station on the sofa

Create a feeding station

You’ll have feeding time a lot. A portable feeding station can help. Wherever you feed, you can roll along essentials like burp-friendly textiles, soft toys and water for you. A cosy spot on the sofa lets you share the moment with your partner (or lets baby lie for a bit). Natural light makes the moment even warmer.

Close-up of a box of extra diapers and baby clothes

Practice your one-hand grab

Set up your changing area and practice reaching for everything with one hand, so you can always keep one hand on your baby. Choose an area that’s flat, soft and has a cloth over it in case there’s a mess (there will be mess). Use space underneath for dirty laundry and rubbish, even dedicated bins or baskets. Put nappies, powder, cream, wipes and clean clothes above or beside the area. 

Ready your anytime wash station

There’s probably a baby photo of you being washed in the kitchen sink. Cute? Yes. Practical? Not so much. It’s better to create a dedicated wash station and store necessities like baby oil and soft towels nearby. Use lukewarm, room temperature water. Prevent slips and slides with a LÄTTSAM baby bath that has anti-slip protectors. And pamper yourself, too, with a comfy rug.  

Make room for play

Play time is important for all ages! Your baby will explore the world through play, so make a soft space for discovery. Contrasting colours, different textures and unexpected sounds will stimulate and develop your baby’s senses as your baby makes sense of the world. Before you know it, baby gym will be gym class!
 
Here’s our must-have baby shopping list
 

Made by

Photographer: Anna Hållams/Mats Ekdahl
Interior designer: Geneviève Jorn
Digital designer: Cecilia Englund
Copy writer: Marissa Frayer
Editor: Linda Harkell