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User - posted on 02/11/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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What are the essential things I will need once the baby is born?

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Romancia - posted on 02/11/2010

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here soe of what i bought when i had my lil one

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Diaper bag
Nasal Aspirator
Nail clippers
Monitor
Crib Mobile
Bath/tub
Receiving blankets
Breast pump
Breast milk storage bags and bottles
Nursing pads
Bottles
Nipples
Pacifier (never used these, my daughter is a quiet baby)
Bobby pillow
Baby Carrier
bumper for crib
Crib sheets
Hooded towels
Bibs (with Velcro)
Burp clothes
Socks
All in ones
Sterilizer Kit (one to put in the microwave)
Brush and Comb
Baby Wipes
Diaper Ointment
crib sheats
wipe warmer
pads for you
car seat (the travel systems are really cool)
playpen
crib
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Melissa - posted on 02/11/2010

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It looks like most people have you covered but as someone who just had a baby boy at the beginning of January, I would like to recommend newborn baby gowns such as the one shown here:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Gerber-Assorte...



They will make your life so much easier when changing diapers (especially since you will be doing it 10-12 times a day).



Also, I recommend getting Boudreaux's Butt Paste for diaper rash. My son developed diaper rash while still in the hospital, and this was the only thing that cleared it up.



Congratulations and Good Luck!

Andrea - posted on 02/11/2010

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Dipers,wipes, car seat, stroller, reciving blankets, onsies, formula, bottles, brest pump. =)

Sabrina - posted on 02/11/2010

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Besides all the stuff that everyone has listed I recommend getting a sitzbath, much better then the peri bottle, and if you plan on Breastfeeding find the phone number of a good Lactation Consultant BEFORE you need one.

User - posted on 02/11/2010

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DIAPERS, DIAPERS AND MORE DIAPERS!! Lots of Onesies, burp cloths, bottle brush if you are bottle feeding (those bottles are hard to clean without one)..

Lyndsay - posted on 02/11/2010

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By the way dreft and ivory snow is the best baby laundry detergent but it's a little on the expensive side but it does not make the babies skin itch and it smells great ohh and you might need pacifiers if you wanna use them and your gonna need bottles

Kristina - posted on 02/11/2010

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Of course Diapers, wipes, carseat, breastfeeding supplies if you plan to nurse. I loved having a boppy to use to either nurse or bottle feed(it helps your neck and back from hurting) and a thing called a moby. When my son was a newborn he loved to snuggles and be close to my chest. I would wrap him up in it, he would feel secure and it freed my arms up to do things around the house. Also a must have is the What to expect the 1st year book too. Its the bible to all baby things. Good luck and enjoy being a mommy!

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diapers, wipes, formula if not breast feeding, bottles, bottle cleaning brush, clothes, socks, blankets, spit rags, swaddling blankets, crib and crib sheets, carseat since the hospital won't let you leave without one, a really comfortable chair, pacifiers. One thing I absolutly loved was the blanket sleepers. It makes it really easy to change diapers at night. A night light, if breastfeeding a breast pump. Try to get as much rest as possible and enjoy your baby because they don't stay little forever

Lyndsay - posted on 02/11/2010

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you may need a stroller formula if you do not breastfeed if you are planning to breastfeed and if the baby does not latch on don't get upset if you really wanna breastfeed your gonna need a breast pump your gonna need a bassinet or crib or playpen for the baby to sleep in if you want you can get a swing and you do not need a new one if you don't mind you can a used one if it works your gonna need something for the baby to wear so you can get preemie/newborn sleepers and onesies a mobile if you want for the baby to look at sometimes comes with a bassinet or playpen and a crib set if you get a crib and blankets

User - posted on 02/11/2010

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car seat, diapers, super duper diaper doo for diaper rash, soft wash cloths, hooded towels, pj's, crib, bottles or nursing pads, stool softner (for mom) and lots of Love

Baillie - posted on 02/11/2010

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google ``new baby checklist``, i found a great list on there. you can print it off and take it shopping with you.

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car seat a stroller oncies,sleepers,bottles, binky, clothes a crib or something around that line a swing, blankets, hats,mittens, diapers, wipes, a diaper bag, if your having a boy an your getting him circumsised(probally mis-spelled) you will need a&d ointment, the baby q-tips, lotions ,an bath stuff, an for your self you will need tons of maxi pads, an a big jar of tucks wipes thoseswill come in handy if you gt cut or ripped an if your going to breastfeed then you will breastfeeding pads an lots of them an storage bags for the milk if you will bew going back to work good luck an congrats on your new baby

Amanda - posted on 02/11/2010

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DIAPERS AND WIPES number 1 essential.....Crib Bed and Mattress. Good Car seat, 0nesies, socks, mittins so they don't scratch themselves. Bottles, baby shampoo and baby wash, bottle brush, something to boil water in for the bottles and nipples... Blankets

Esther - posted on 02/11/2010

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Baby car set, diaper and wipe, cleaning materials for baby clothing. cotton is the best.

Receiving blanket. If you are breastfeeding, some breastfeeding pads to protect your nursing bra. rocking chair is nice to have. determine the weather, buy clothing weather and age appropreate. books to read. enjoy your baby....

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