mom and newborn baby in baby nursery
There are so many things you'll need to have on hand before you bring Baby home. Here is a checklist to help ensure you'll have everything you need.

Not sure what to buy? Confused by the multitude of baby items? Use this checklist to get ready for baby without buying unnecessary items.

Health & Bathing Supplies for New Baby

___ nasal aspirator

___ diaper rash ointment

___ baby fever reducer

___ thermometer

___ gentle baby soap

___ no tears shampoo

___ blunt baby nail scissors

___ baby brush and comb set

___ alcohol wipes (for the cord)

___ 2-4 hooded bath towels

___ 4-6 washcloths

___ baby bathtub

newborn baby in baby bath
Until your newborn is a little older and can sit confidently and without assistance, you'll want to use a baby bathtub for bathing. MWT TIP: Always make sure to have ALL of your bathing supplies within reach, and never leave your baby unattended in or near any type of water.

Feeding/Nursing Supplies

___ Nursing pillow

___ breast pump

___ 2 nursing bras

___ breast pads 

___ burp cloths

___ milk storage supplies

___ Lansinoh or other nipple cream

___ 2-4 pacifiers

___ 4-6 bottles (4- and 8-ounce size with age-appropriate nipples)

___ bottle brush

___ 6 bibs

For the Nursery/Bedtime

___ Rocking chair or glider

___ 4 bassinet sheets (if using a bassinet)

___ Crib & crib mattress

___ 2 waterproof mattress pads

___ 2 quilted crib pads

___ 3-4 crib sheets

___ 6-8 receiving blankets

___ crib mobile

___ night light

___ baby monitor

___ 2-3 swaddlers

___ Changing table with pad

___ Changing table pad covers

___ Diaper Genie or other disposal unit for dirty diapers

___ 2 packages of disposable diapers or two dozen cloth diapers

New Baby Clothing

___ 6-8 snap t-shirts or onesies

___ 4-6 lightweight sleepers

___ 6-8 baby gowns with pull-ties

___ 4 pairs of booties or socks

___ 2+ newborn caps

Baby onesie with booties
Onesies, with their snap closures, make diaper changes a snap. In warmer month's many babies just wear a onesie. In colder month's onesies are a great thing to layer underneath an outfit to ensure your little ones stays warm.


Additional Needs

___ car seat

___ car seat cover

___ car seat-compatible stroller

___ baby sling

___ car window shades

___ car mirror for rear-facing carseat

___ car seat toy for happy distractions

Courtesy of Moms Who Think