New Baby Checklist: Everything You Need to Buy




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Diapers? Check.
Breast pump? Check.
Dirty diaper bin? Uh-oh.

Be sure to have everything ready for when your newborn arrives with this handy checklist.

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DIAPERING

  • Diaper changing pads
  • Diaper rash ointment
  • 4 waterproof pads for
  • changing table
  • Rattles and small toys
  • Dirty diaper receptacle
  • Wipes or cotton cloths
  • Small thermos to hold warm water (for cleaning babies younger than 6 weeks)
  • Plastic wipes holder (for the diaper bag)
  • 2 packages newborn diapers

CLOTHING

  • 1 pack T-shirts
  • 6 one-piece outfits that snap at the crotch (long- and shortsleeved)
  • 4 pajama sets
  • 6 pairs socks
  • 2 pairs soft booties
  • 2 pairs stretch cotton pants
  • 3 bibs
  • Cotton sweater
  • Knit cap
  • Sun hat
  • Zip-up sweatshirt
  • 15 baby hangers

FEEDING

  • Nursing pillow
  • 6 burp cloths
  • 6 bottles equipped with newborn nipples
  • Bottle brush
  • Insulated bottle holder for diaper bag
  • Nursing bras
  • Nursing pads for bras
  • Breast pump

CLEANING

  • 3 hooded towels
  • 2 packs of washcloths
  • Cotton swabs
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby body wash
  • Infant bathing tub
  • Baby nail clipper
  • Soft brush and comb
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Digital thermometer
  • Bulb nasal aspirator
  • Mild soap for laundry

LINENS

  • 4 receiving blankets
  • 2 cotton blankets
  • Cradle or bassinet with cotton sheets
  • 2 crib mattress pads
  • 2 waterproof liners (one for the bassinet and one for the crib)

NURSERY

  • Crib and mattress
  • Glider/rocking chair and footrest
  • Dresser
  • Hamper
  • Baby monitor with 2 receivers
  • Changing table
  • Cool mist humidifier or vaporizer
  • Lullaby CDs or audiotapes

ON THE GO

  • Rear-facing infant car seat with head support padding
  • Stroller
  • Sun shields for car windows
  • Portable playpen
  • Diaper bag
  • Sling or soft front carrier

PLAY

  • Bouncy seat
  • Baby books
  • Digital camera or camcorder
  • Baby music CDs or audiotapes
  • Playmat with toys attached
  • Squishy baby ball