What Do Babies Need at 6 to 12 Months for Their Growth

You must have to take extra care when you have an infant baby. Being parents of a newborn baby is the sweetest event in the life of evrey couple. At the same time, an infant baby adds some aspects as well. To rear up an infant baby is not an easy task at all.

What do babies need at 6-12 months? Because the period of 6 to 12 months of a baby is considered very crucial time. At this stage of parenthood you may face great trouble if you don’t know the proper way of handling your infant baby.

First of all, you have to know the demand of a baby at this stage. You should have some baby essentials for your 6 to 12 months old baby which are a little bit different from the products of 2 or 3 years old babies. In this regard, you may fall in trouble if you are going to buy them for the first time.

 So for you, I am going share here a complete checklist of baby essentials for early infancy babies of 6 to 12 months old. Let’s check out.

What Essential Things Do Babies Need at 6 to 12 Months for Good Health

To rear up an infant baby of 6 to 12 months old, you need some specific baby products to make your parenthood easy.

For that, you have to make a list first. And the list should be category basis like clothes and accessories, toys, feeding products, safety equipment and many more. I am going to bring up in this article a category wise complete list of baby essentials for your infant baby.


Baby Toys

As essential items for your 6 to 12 months old baby, you should consider first the toys to have. Babies of 6 to 12 months old like to explore everything. So if they get anything in their hands like toys, they can become engaged in some amusing activities. Then you can also get some free time to complete your household task.

Baby likes opening and closing, stacking and nesting, filling and emptying, pushing, shaking, squeezing, pouring, hugging, and sorting with a physical thing. That’s why they need toys. You can consider the following toys to have for your infant baby.

  • Sensory Balls —Multi-Sensory Balls Push, feel, bounce, throw, smell, observe
  • Stacking and Nesting —Doug Rainbow Stacker, Green Toys
  • Blocks —rubber, soft or wood with rounded edges
  • Shape Sorter
  • Lift-the-Flap Book
  • Simple Puzzle
  • Plush Toys
  • Bath Toys
  • Sturdy Push Cart

Baby Diapers and Diaper’s Accessories

Baby Diapers and Accessories

The second thing you should include in this checklist is baby diapers and diaper accessories.

By the time of a week of your baby, you will need at least six wet diapers every day. Let’s see my list of the diaper, and it’s accessories.

  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Diaper cream
  • Changing pad
  • Paper Liner
  • Diaper Bag to put in the dirty diapers

First Aid Kit

Baby First Aid Kit

The most important issue for your infant baby is the health issues. Your baby can fall into normal disease, or an accident may happen anytime with your baby. To handle such situation you need a first kit containing the following items:

  • Infants' Tylenol Liquid
  • Infants' Motrin
  • Ibuprofen Liquid
  • Children's Benadryl Liquid
  • Ice Pack
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Arnica
  • 5mL Syringe
  • 1% Hydrocortisone Cream
  • Poison Control Number Posted
  • Digital thermometer
  • Cool mist humidifier
  • Nasal saline drops
  • Diaper cream
  • Nasal bulb
  • Antibacterial cream
  • Safety nail scissors
  • Small bandages

Clothes and Blankets

Baby Clothes and Blankets

I will need some clothes and blankets for your infant baby. But no need to purchase too many of them. Because your baby will grow fast and then these clothes will become useless. So, see the list that what you actually need:

  • 6 to 8 ounces
  • Short and long-sleeved
  • 3 to 4 swaddling blankets
  • 6 sleepers
  • 1 or 2 lightweight blankets

Feeding Products

Baby Feeding Products

When your baby is ready to start his normal eating you will need the following baby products:

  • Bottles (BPA-free plastic or glass)
  • Nipples
  • Bottle sterilizer
  • Bottle/nipple brush
  • Nursing pillow
  • Burp Cloths

Bathing Products

Baby Bathing Products

You have to have your infant baby birth every day. Regular bathing will ensure the proper hygiene for your infant baby of 6 to 12 months. Look at the following bathing products that you need for your infant baby bathing.

  • Bathinette or plastic tub
  • Hooded towel
  • Washcloths
  • Baby shampoo
  • Plastic cup for rinsing
  • Mild baby soap

Essentials Products to Decorate the Nursery

Essentials Products to Decorate the Nursery

You may like to decorate your baby's room so that your infant baby feels fun. You can ensure your baby’s safety by adding some safety equipment in its room.  For that, you need some products like:

  • Crib
  • Firm mattress
  • Snug-fitting crib sheet
  • A bassinet

Essentials Products for Going Outdoors with Infant Baby

It is boring to pass along time indoor just for having an infant baby. The idea has been changed now. A lot of mothers nowadays like to go outing with her infant baby even!

You may also need to go outdoors with your infant baby. For that, you have to gather these products prior.

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • UPF Swimsuit
  • Pre-Walking Shoes
  • Snack Cup
  • Portable High Chair
  • Shopping Cart
  • Baby carrier
  • Wrap
  • Sling
  • Baby swing
  • Pacifier
  • Stroller

Things to Consider

There are also some products that you may pass on like:

  • Wipe warmers. They seem pointless as they cool off very fast
  • Diaper disposal device. The smell bad when you empty it
  • Shoes. Your babies do not need the shoe at this stage.
  • Apps for babies. Skip all screen until they are minimum 2 years old.

Bottom Line

I can say it now that your infant would be grown up without any trouble if you just follow this list to have your baby essentials properly. But make a list first carefully to avoid repetition of purchasing of any products. And always try to have the products from the branded shop.   

Tips: Be sure to keep pests and bugs out of the house to keep your child from getting sick. If you have a recurring problem be sure to call an exterminator.

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