Parents, You’ll Want To Bookmark This: How To Have Your Baby Needs Delivered In A Snap
Got a new baby on the way? Whether you’re a soon-to-be new parent or you’ve already got a bundle of joy, we’re pretty sure that shopping for baby essentials is high on your priority list. There’s a steep learning curve, though, when you become a new parent, especially when it comes to the ins and outs of baby essentials. Which ones to stock up on? Which ones to skip?
The secret is to stick with the basics (at first)—ensuring you’ve got the necessary supplies for cleaning, feeding, and diapering, three major tasks ’rents perform on the daily. Once you’ve got these fundamentals down pat, the logical next step is to just regularly stock up on these practical items so they don’t run out.
Even better: You can have them sent straight to your doorstep on the same day. No more long queues and waiting. Good riddance, right? This is super welcome and useful for folks who don’t have the luxury to just drop their tasks at work or at home to run baby errands.
Up ahead—our checklist of baby items we’re sure you can’t live without once you’ve tried them.
Babies have sensitive skin that can be easily irritated with harsh products, so Cetaphil’s gentle, moisturizing, and dermatologically-tested range of body washes, shampoos, and lotions is a must.
We recommend scooping up their hypoallergenic Calendula Pack, which includes one bottle each of their Baby Wash and Shampoo 230ml and Baby Daily Lotion 400ml—both carrying organic calendula. At P1,288, this bundle comes with a free tube of the brand’s Baby Advanced Protection Cream 85g as well.
The Baby Wash and Shampoo blends into a rich lather that gently cleanses your baby's delicate skin and hair and then rinses clean, leaving a soft, fresh fragrance. The Daily Lotion, meanwhile, has been clinically proven to hydrate your kiddo’s skin for 24 hours, restoring the skin’s natural barrier while softening and soothing it, too. There’s also the multi-purpose Baby Advanced Cream to soothe and protect dry, chaffed, or chapped skin even in sensitive areas aka your baby’s cute little bum.
Crafted with natural aloe vera and vitamin E, this fresh-smelling laundry detergent is best for baby’s sensitive skin. It’s a ‘clean’ cleaning product that kills 99.9% of bacteria on clothes or any other fabrics. It’s also hypoallergenic and free of parabens and dyes. This one’s on a buy 1, take 1 deal for only P280.
Making sure your house is spic and span is important when you have a newborn around, as they’re susceptible to infections and illnesses. So, pristine and bacteria-free surfaces are ideal. We suggest stocking up on Force Shield’s Disinfecting Multi-Surface Wipes—they can cut through kitchen grease, remove bathroom grime, and kill 99.9% if bacteria, while leaving a crisp, fresh mint fragrance. A pack of 50 can also be used to clean sinks, toilet seats, bath tubs, among others—and you can easily score three packs at a buy 2, get 1 offer for P180.
For cleaning all your essential baby care items such as bottles, pacifiers, and feeding nipples, we love the Uni-Love Bottle Cleanser to get the job done. It’s made without harmful colorants and parabens, so it’s safe for your little boy or little miss. Plus, it’s gentle on hands, too. Two 500ml packs now only retail for P320 on a buy 1, get 1 deal.
More commonly known as rubbing alcohol, Band-Aid’s formulation has moisturizers in it. It kills 99.9% of germs without drying the skin, making it safe for everyday use. As a newborn baby’s skin still delicate, this disinfecting essential’s made for adults—allowing you to sanitize and clean your hands before carrying or touching your li’l kiddo.
Parents can also grab this one for body massages, adult sponge baths, and relief of prickly heat and insect bites. You gotta take care of yourself, too, right? A 250ml bottle of Band-Aid 60% Isopropyl Alcohol with Moisturizer goes for P60, so you can definitely shop a couple for your entire household.
Setting up and designing your baby’s nursery before his or her arrival is also something to look forward to as a new parent. But while there’s a sweet and dreamy quality to the notion of creating a thematic baby room, the practical things should be your top priority.
Apart from all the necessary furniture and room accents, a trash can also comes in handy and shouldn’t be overlooked—like this Cocomelon Come On Let's Play trash bin with its bright pop of color and adorable print. This one can be used for disposing of dry trash from day one up until toddlerhood—and you can score two at a buy 1, get 1 offer for only P199 instead of P398.
We know how it can be completely overwhelming to try to get everything all on your baby registry or endless baby checklist—and many times, later on, you may realize that you didn’t need all that stuff after all (no matter how cute they are!). So, what’s a mom or dad to do?
Try our picks from this short and sweet guide first, and just let your family preferences dictate the rest. ICDYK—you can shop (smart) for all the essentials in our list from the Baby Company via the SM Malls Online app and have them delivered on the same day. Yup, just add to cart, checkout, and expect your items right after. Nifty!
For more parenting and baby needs (including the nice-to-haves) at great discounts and exclusive offers, don’t forget to check out SM Deals.