Buying all the gear
Of course you’ll have to consider buying equipment, clothes and nappies for your baby. But, if you have friends and family with slightly older children, they might pass on some of the things they no longer use. And you can find some great bargains online, or even consider buying second hand through auction sites and at mums’ group sales.
Remember, you don’t need everything before your baby arrives. As long as you have the basics, you can take some time to see how this new little person fits into your home. Then you can work out what extra gear and gadgets will make your family’s lives easier.
Here’s a list of some essentials you might need: