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.
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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