All The Stuff Baby Needs

Ok so several weeks ago I was completely ignorant as to what I need to purchase for my baby, that’s why I read several books, talked to several mamas and compiled this list. I am also proud to report that almost all of the following baby items are already waiting for our precious bundle of joy to arrive.

I hope this list is complete, if not I will be more than grateful for your feedback.

Here are the major categories I divided the baby essentials into:

FOR BABY TRANSPORTATION

FOR BABY FEEDING

FOR BABY BATHING AND GROOMING

FOR BABY’S SLEEP

FOR BABY DRESSING

FOR BABY’S INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT

EXTRAS FOR BABY

FOR MAMA

Ok, here we go:

FOR BABY TRANSPORTATION:

–  stroller (there are so many different types, so go to a store and ask for help or read online reviews to figure out the perfect match for you)

–  carrier (as above) plus there’s always the question of what you and your baby are most comfortable in

–  car seat (there are some just for infants, some that you can convert into suitable for toddlers and also some strollers have car seats in them – especially the travel systems)

–  diaper bag (a backpack might be the most practical – make sure the bag has pockets, a thermal pocket and a changing station)

–  disposable changing pads

FOR BABY FEEDING:

–  burp cloth

–  disposable breast pads (that’s after breast feeding)

–  optionally breast pump (there are manual and automatic that cost around twice as much)

–  formula if you do not breastfeed

–  bottle + nipple (transparent is best, BPA free, dishwasher and microwave safe, although it’s best not to use the microwave to warm bottle up)

–  bottle/nipple brush

–  sterilizing station

–  breast feeding pillow (for your comfort)

FOR BABY BATHING AND GROOMING:

–  baby nail clipper

–  little bath (a bucket will do to or you can also wash the baby in the sink)

–  washing gel

–  baby lotion

–  safety bath ducky (to see if water not to warm)

–  towels

FOR BABY’S SLEEP:

–  crib: always get a new mattress when you buy a second hand crib

–  optionally a baby rocker

FOR BABY DRESSING:

–  2-3 outfits per day: onesies with buttons in front are great

–  lots of socks

–  mittens (2 pairs is enough) so that baby doesn’t scratch her face

–  hat (baby loses a lot of warmth through the head)

–  blankets

–  baby detergent to wash all these cute little things

–  diapers and wipes

FOR BABY’S INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT:

–  educational toys

–  board books

–  classical music or other

EXTRAS FOR BABY:

–  pacifier (start with 0+ months)

–  thermometer

–  digital nanny (check the range)

–  high chair

FOR MAMA (before and after baby birth):

–  post-partum belt (post pregnancy elastic to help you get back in shape)

–  lotion for your belly to prevent strechmarks

–  pregnancy workout DVDs

–  pregnancy books

–  pregnancy clothes

–  maternity bra

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Categories: Pregnancy Week by Week

Author:Alinka Rutkowska

Alinka is a best-selling and award-winning Children's Author.

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