things we need for baby?

Amanda - posted on 02/07/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I am 22 1/2 weeks pregnant with my first baby. I'm trying to get stocked up on anything that I'm gonna need. So far all i have are bottles, bottle liners, a couple soothers, a couple sleepers, 1 pair of boaties, a pack of 8 baby wash clothes, and 2 baby towels. Anything else I should stock up on?

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Kathryn - posted on 02/07/2010

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I went off this list and it worked really well for me.

Washing Clothing
•Gentle or scent-free detergent for baby's laundry

Baby Needs: Clothing

•5-7 undershirts or 'onesies'
•3-4 stretch suits with feet
•3-8 night gowns (with drawstring bottoms)
•1-2 sweaters
•1-2 hats
•2-3 pairs of booties or socks
•1-2 pairs scratch mittins

Nursery Basics
•Crib
•Crib matress
•Crib bedding
•Waterproof mattress pad, if mattress has a cloth cover
•Changing area
•Dresser or bins for clothing storage
•Rocking Chair (Not important but it helps)
•Baby monitor
•Laundry bag or basket

Bathing and Baby Care
•Baby bathtub or insert for your regular tub
•Baby shampoo and body wash
•Baby lotion
•2-3 Hooded baby towels
•3-5 Baby washcloths
•Baby nail clippers
•Baby comb and brush
•Nasal aspirator
•1 medicine dropper or oral syringe for giving medicine
•Digital rectal thermometer
•Infant acetaminophen drops
•Infant-safe sunscreen
•Cotton balls
•Q-tips
•Petroleum jelly

Feeding
•4-6 4oz. bottles
•4-6 8 oz. bottles
•4-6 nipples
•Bottle/nipple brush
•2 washable bibs
•4-6 burp rags (very important)

Diapering
• Newborn disposable diapers (just remember 10 diapers a day for at least the first month)
•2 packs of baby wipes
•Diaper Rash Cream

Baby Soothing and Entertaining Gear
•Baby swing (Not important but helps)
•Infant bouncer (Not important but helps)
•4-6 receiving blankets
•Swaddling blanket
•Play mat or play gym (Not important but helps)
•Small plush toys or rattles
•Infant gas relief drops (Mylcon)

Baby Travel Gear
•Car seat
•Stroller
•Baby carrier
•Diaper bag
•Wipes case
•Portable play yard

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Amanda - posted on 02/07/2010

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Thank you to all of you for your great help. I will definately be picking up everything you all listed.

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What I found absolutely essential at first was:



Diapers and covers (go cloth!!)

Wipes (I made my own from some flannel I had laying around, and they're still useful 13 months later)

Blankets

Clothes for baby, just comfy stuff. Sleepers are great.

Breastpump (and don't cheap out on it either! I learned this the hard way!)

Milk storage supplies (bottles, bags, etc)

Lanolin ointment (for cracked nipples)

Sling

Car seat (obviously)

Bath products

Medical kit (with thermometer, bulb suction device, etc)



And that's really about it for at first. Everything else becomes useful later.



Oh, and a bassinet or cosleeper... baby has to have somewhere to sleep! LOL That one's obvious, though!!

Tiffany - posted on 02/07/2010

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baby wash, socks, onsies, diapers, and wipes. also dont worry about buying a bunch of cute little outfits babys are most comfortable in either pajamas or a onsie. o ya and get like 2 tubes of diaper rash cream.

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Here is a list of things that I really used when having my 3 kids:
Bottles, formula (if you are going that route), diapers, wipes, infant bath tub I had one that converts into a toddler tub so it grew with the baby!, baby soap, lotion, 2 towels, washcloths, boppy pillow it can be used in many different ways such as for breastfeeding, propping up baby after a feeding to reduce spit up, or for tummy time, also works great if you are sore from birth to sit on to reduce the amount of pressure!, I also used a bouncer chair, and a swing. This is really just about everything I had for the girls I also found that it is nice to have extra sheets for the crib or bassinet where the baby sleeps in case of spit up! Good Luck!

Miranda - posted on 02/07/2010

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I would also recommend sticking to the basics. I have a 17 month old and am due right now with my next child. Diapers, wipes, diaper ointment (just in case) and a good size recieving blanket for wrapping the baby are musts. The only other thing I have learned from experience is that newborns basically live in sleeper outfits cause they are the most comfortable. I have found that the ZIPPERED pajamas with feet are the best to have. No snaps in the middle of the night when you are changing them and you are half asleep (lol) and you dont have to worry about socks falling off or them getting cold. Good Luck!

Mandy - posted on 02/07/2010

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One thing that no one else has mentioned yet is a baby swing. I wouldn't have been able to function without one. I've got three boys myself ages 7, 4, and 1. Sometimes I would let them sleep in the swing all night long just so I could get some sleep. It is very soothing and relaxing for them. Good luck!

Mary - posted on 02/07/2010

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I have 2 small children one a year and one 3 months.. I would really suggest that you stick to the bare necessities at first. Everything else is just overkill. As long as you have diapers, wipes, some sleepers ( and if you get the sleepers with the feet in them there is no need for booties) But you will want to get some Cotton Balls and Alcohol to clean the naval. A few baby blankets or a pack of receiving blankets really comes in handy too. Hope this helped..

Caitlin - posted on 02/07/2010

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baby soap, nappies,wipes, baby powder, nappy rash cream (just incase),mittens,muslin wraps

Angela - posted on 02/07/2010

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stock up on nappies, cotton wool (or baby wipes if you prefer), frozen meals so you don't have to worry about making yourself something to eat. people may want to buy you and the baby things so if you need anything but can get through the first few days/weeks without then i suggest writing a gift list so that you don't end up with 100's thigns you don't need or want. saved me a fortune. you'll want an all in one coat if the weather still gonna be cold, plenty of blankets. i got myself lots of muslins. throw them over your shoulder when winding, in the cot under baby's head etc. means that if baby spits up you only need to change the muslin rather than all your clothes, bedding, what-have-you. hope that helps. enjoy the rest of your pregnancy. get as much rest as you can now. x

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