You will need
- cot or stroller;
- - children's underwear.
Decide whether a newborn to sleep together with you from the start or he'll have his own bed. The family bed should be rather large, because even a baby requires a lot of space. Adaptation in the new world goes better if the baby can feel the closeness of his mother, hears her heartbeat and felt the touch. But a regular double bed or a sofa can be dangerous for the baby. In a cramped bed or parents will not sleep, afraid to accidentally crush the baby, or indeed can inadvertently hurt him. So if you have a small apartment where there is no possibility to put a bed, put your baby separately.
In the first days of life, the crib is optional. The kid can do with a stroller or large wicker basket. A very convenient option — seriously unsteady. It can be hung from the ceiling next to your bed. The baby will be around, you don't have to jump up and run across the room. At the same time, you will not be afraid to hurt him, and accordingly, your sleep will become more restful.
Crib or stroller usually comes with a mattress. When buying don't forget to check its compliance with safety standards. Feeling mattress, you will see that it is quite hard. Preparing the baby bed in the basket, follow the same principle. The mattress should be smooth and hard. Pillow newborn does not need. The toddler bed should be made of natural materials - it will help to avoid allergies. To change it you need every day.
Decide in what position the sleeping baby, it is possible only experimentally. If you put the baby on her back, put her head under the folded sheet. Even if the baby sleeps well in this position, he still should not constantly be there. The baby sleeps most of the day. The bones of the head are not yet fully formed. They can be formed properly if the baby all the time is only on your side or only on the back.
In some cases, the pillow of the newborn is required. Not really put it under the head and under the back if the baby sleeps on his side. Place your baby on one, then on the other side as during sleep and periods of wakefulness. If the baby is not sleeping, put him on the flank, so he could see what is happening in the room.
After feeding a newborn is safer to sleep on your stomach, especially if the baby spits up part of his meal. If he lies on his stomach or side, it just will not choke. In this case, you must pay particular attention to ensuring that the child does not sleep on a soft surface. Too soft mattress can lead to the accumulation of gases, but it does not improve baby's sleep.
Even if your living conditions allow you to give the baby a separate room, not in a hurry. The newborn is absolutely not necessary. On the contrary, in the presence of adults, he feels more secure, and accordingly, is sleeping calmly. In addition, in a separate room you will have to constantly run to feed or to perepelenat baby.