What a baby really needs

I be dishonest if I didn’t start by saying that a baby (and the mother!) needs good nutrition, a non-toxic environment, love and attention. In many parts of the world, healthy and happy babies are raised with little more.

And now the materialistic stuff…

Plenty of stores offer suggestions on what a baby “needs”, but let’s face it they’re trying to sell you as much as possible. The best minimalist guide I found is Tiny Footprints’ Essential List but it left me with questions. How often does it assume laundry is done? What season and climate is the guide for?

I’ll tell you what I started with, why and what I’d do differently if there was a next time.

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