Posted on 24 Oct 2021
I remember the day when my husband and I found out about the baby’s gender. I know how happy and thrilled he was that we were having a boy coz’ that’s what we really wanted, a big brother who will take care of his little siblings. Little did he know that as soon as the doctor confirmed, well… my brain was going crazy imagining where to buy the onesies, how many pairs of cute little mittens should I get, what type of fabric should I get for my blankets.. imagine my excitement, i know a lot of moms can relate to me, right? First-time moms especially get overwhelmed by this, the good thing is there are websites, articles, books, and readily available resources for our convenience. These are some of the most visited sites on my laptop up to this date - (Parents.com, Babycenter.com, Whattoexpect.com) Life is so much easier for parents. But, I just want to tell you that based on my experience, these essentials are based on one’s lifestyle, baby’s needs, and of course, budget. Baby bouncers, for example, some moms swear by this but personally, I can only keep him in it for less than 5 mins. I work full-time from home. Yes, I know how lucky I am to have a paying job and look after my child at the same time. (Ok, I’ll talk about these perks on another blog). I am not sure if I belong to the busy-career-moms out there, but one thing I am sure about is I am equally or maybe more than stressed and tired like they are. My husband has a full-time job so we are actually lucky that both of us earn and provide for our little family. Anyway, I thought I’d put together a roundup of what items have been essential for us.