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Life: New Born Baby Needs

Updated on January 16, 2009

Baby Needs

 When you are expecting your first baby it will be overwhelming to think what are all you need to buy before you bring your bundle of joy home from hospital. I have composed a small list of things which you must buy before you rush to the hospital for delivering the baby. I have also listed some recommended brands which we bought and are satisfied.

1) Tooling around:

  • Car Seat - Graco Infant SafeSeat(qty - 1)
  • Stroller - Graco SnugRider stroller, snap & go (qty - 1)
  • Car Seat cover, Eddie bower (qty - 1)

2) Beds and Linens:

  • Crib - Simplicity Ellis 4 in 1 convertible (qty - 1)
  • Mattress - should be a firm one (qty - 1)
  • Waterproof mattress pad (qty - 2)
  • Fitted mattress sheets (qty - 2)
  • Pack & Play - Simplicity Fisher-Price Portable Playard (qty - 1)
  • Cotton receiving blankets (qty - 4)
  • Swaddle - Kiddopotamus (qty - 2)
  • Halo sleep sacks without sleaves (qty - 2)
  • Sheet savers (qty - 3)
  • Pack & Play sheets (qty - 2)
  • Pack & play waterproof mattress pad (qty - 2)
  • Water proof liners for crib and basinet (qty - 2)
  • Bassinet - Simplicity (qty - 1)

3) Diapers etc...

  • New born diapers - Huggies
  • Baby wipes - Huggies
  • Diaper disposal - Genie
  • Diaper Bag (when you take baby out)
  • Anti bacterial hand gel
  • Diaper cream - Destin
  • Changing pad & sheet

4) Dressing

  • Sleeping outfits or Onesies (qty - 8)
  • Side snap t-shirts (qty - 6)
  • Baby cap (qty - 2)
  • Socks (qty - 4 pairs)
  • Day time outfits (qty - 4)
  • Snow suite (qty - 1), if you live in very cold place

5) Feeding

  • Feeding bottles with level 1 nipples, Born Free (qty - 8)
  • Nursing bras (qty - 3)
  • Breast pads (qty - 4)
  • Nipple cream
  • Breast pump, if you want to pump breastmilk, Medela (qty - 1)
  • Bottle sterilizer (qty - 1)
  • Bottle brush (qty - 1)
  • Insulated bottle holder for diaper bag (qty - 1)
  • Burp cloths (qty - 3 pack)
  • Bibs (qty - 6)
  • Nursing pillow (qty - 1)
  • Formula, Enfamil Lipil (qty - 1)
  • Breastmilk storage bags, if you want to freeze (qty - 1 pack)

6) Bathing

  • Soft wooded towels (qty - 3)
  • Baby wash clothes (qty - 2 pack)
  • Baby body wash, California (qty - 1)
  • Bath tub, Fisher-Price Aquarium (qty - 1)

7) Medines etc.

  • Nail clipper (qty - 1)
  • Soft brush & comb (qty - 1)
  • Laundry detergent, Dreft (qty - 1)
  • Infant Tylenol (qty - 1)
  • Cotton swabs (qty - 1 pack)
  • Cotton balls (qty - 1 pack)
  • Digital thermometer, one which can read temperature quickly (qty - 1)
  • Alcohol swabs, American Redcross (qty - 1 pack)
  • Petroleum jelly (qty - 1)
  • Pacifiers (qty - 3)

Don't be scared with this list, start to shop around slowly with at least 1 month to go before due date. It will be fun to shop if you have gift card :)





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    • andrebreynolds profile image


      7 years ago

      This is great details, thanks for sharing.

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      8 years ago

      Thanks Manju for the detailed list. Cheers!


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