So you're getting back to work, meaning you'll probably need to leave your little one with your first nanny! It can be completely nerve racking, and we all understand. What if something goes wrong? What if she's missing something? Well, don't worry, because I'm going to go over everything you will need to buy and provide for your first nanny so you don't run into any of these problems you're making up in your head.
To start off, you'll need to decide whether you are going with breast pumped milk or formula. Depending on what you choose, your nanny will be needing a stash of frozen breast milk and/or tubs of formula. And of course, diapers and wipes are pretty obvious. Stock her up with the bulk packages, you never know when you'll forget to pack enough diapers of if you simply don't have enough time.
Another thing your nanny is going to need is a stroller, as well as a carseat. Let's face it, your nanny doesn't just sit inside all day, every day. So she'll need a way to safely transport and walk with your baby while you're gone. Whether it's going to the grocery store to pick up some emergency diapers or to go get a much needed coffee, or even going on a simple walk, the nanny will need some means to travel with the cute little one.
While it might seem like a stretch, it could be a good idea to buy a completely separate diaper bag for your nanny. This also includes everything that you keep in your diaper bag. As a new mom, you'll forget things here and there, and you definitely won't enjoy forgetting the diaper bag. Doing this will help ease some stress and pick up some weight off your shoulder. So you should really consider doing this if you have the means.
Something that could easily slip your mind is baby food. If your baby is 4-6+ months old, then solid foods should be starting. By making sure the nanny has food for your little one, you'll never have to worry about packing it or your little one not getting the food they need. This also includes things like juice, or even a little pedialyte during those sick days.
Having your first child is a lot of work, and it's a lot of work for the nanny too. By making sure she has everything your baby needs, you won't have to stress as much about there being a problem. If you want to learn more, you can read these child care guides to help you out.