Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What you need for a newborn

I thought this was a pretty good list by createstudio.blogspot.com of things you need before you bring baby home.  What do you think?  

I wish I would have had this list--I wayyy over bought for my first one.  



Have Ready for Baby at Home/ Registry List:
Item
# Needed
# Have
# To Buy/ Borrow
Comments
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One-piece Pajamas or sleep sacks
4-7



Onesies- long sleeve newborn and 0-3 months (Target)
6-8



Socks or booties (Just One Year from Target)
4-7



Bibs (small)
4



Hangers
20



Pants
4-8



Hanger dividers (One step ahead)
1



Wearable blanket
2



Sweater or jacket
2



Baby caps
1-3



Receiving blankets (thin cotton)
10



Warmer blankets
2



Burp cloths
10



Nursery




Crib and mattress
1



Portable Crib sheets
2



Ultimate Crib Sheet (BRUs)
1-2



Fitted Crib Sheets
2



Changing Table
1



Changing Pad and 1 Cover
1



Dresser
1



Clothes Hamper
1



Bookshelf
1



Baskets for Bookshelf
4-6



Plastic Hanging Diaper Organizer
1



Diaper Bag
1



Zippered pouches for diaper bag
1



Diaper Champ
1



Baby Memory Book
1



Mobile for crib
1



Swing or Graco Bouncer
1



ExerSaucer Activity Center
1



Pack and Play
1



Glider Chair/ Rocking Chair
1



Johnny Jumper- buy used!
1



Monitor
1



Nightlight
1



Feeding




Breast Pump (Medela single)
1



Ice Tray for baby food storage
1



Milk storage bags
1



Nursing bras (target)
2



Stretchy sleeping bra (target)
2



Nursing tanks (target)
3



Nursing pads (Gerber)
1 box



Bottles (4 oz) (Dr. Brown)
4



Bottles (8 oz) (Dr. Brown) walmart
4



Boppy pillow and cover
1



Lap pads
2 packs



Formula Dispenser
1



Bumbo seat
1



Lanolin for nipples (purple pkage)
1



Dishwasher bottle holder basket
1



Infant Spoons- Gerber
3-4



High Chair- Fisher Price Healthy Care booster seat
1



Spill-proof cups
2-4



Munchkin food dispenser
1



Bathing




Washcloths
8



Hooded bath towels
1 thin and 1 thick



Johnson and Johnson baby soap, shampoo, lotion
2



Baby tub
1



Bath toys
1-4



Home Safety/ Other




Pacifier- size 1 (Nuk/Gerber)
4 total



Disposable diapers (LUVs are the best!)
Newborn size- 100pk
150-230 for first month (56/ week)



Baby wipes (Huggies)
Big box



Baby Clothes Detergent- Free and Clear type, Dawn for stains
1



Desitin Diaper Rash cream
1



Safety Gate
1



Mantle Bumper (One Step Ahead)
1



Developmental Toys/ Books- board books




Batteries




Traveling




Stroller (I loved Kolcraft Contours Options 3 wheel)
1



Baby Bijorn Carrier- buy used!
1



Car Seat
1



Car seat protector
2



Extra Car Seat Base
1



Stroller blanket
1



Baby’s First Aid Kit




Safety 1st Ear Thermometer
1



Nail clippers
1



Medicine dispenser
1



Mylicon Gas Drops (or Target brand works great!)
1



Hand Sanitizer
2- one for diaper bag



Baby Tylenol
1



Alcohol for umbilical cord
1











What season clothes should I buy?
      Newborn:
      0-3 months:
      3-6 months:
      6-12 months:
      12-18 months:
      18-24 months:

Age/Size
Weight
Length
Shoe Size
Sock Size
Newborn
Up to 7 lbs
Up to 17"
N/A
N/A
Up to 3 Months
7-12 lbs
17-23"
3
Up to 6 Months
3-6 Months
12-17 lbs
23-27"
4
Up to 6 Months
6-12 Months
17-22 lbs
27-29"
5
6-12 Months
12-18 Months
22-27 lbs
29-31"
6
12-24 Months
18-24 Months
27-30 lbs
31-33"
7
12-24 Months



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4 comments:

  1. I think there's a lot of stuff on that list for older babies. Not necessary for bringing home a newborn.
    There's also stuff I've never even heard of: What's an "Ultimate fitted sheet"?
    Also - Baby Bjorn's are bad for infants. Cause hip dysplasia. Get a baby carrier that's not a "crotch dangler", like an Ergo, or a Boba.
    Car seat protectors will void your car seat warranty, and possibly limit insurance payout in an accident. Don't add anything to your car seat.
    Alcohol is also not recommended for umbilical cord anymore. This list reads like it's very dated info.
    Also kind of like a recommended registry list that a store might provide, because there's still plenty of stuff on it you don't need.

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    1. The Ultimate Fitted Sheet goes on top of your mattress or sheet. It snaps around the spindles so that if you need to change it during the night, it's easier than changing a sheet. I have one, but I never used it with my first. Also, if you use a breathable bumper pad (I know this is debatable also), it won't work with it because the bumper is meant to tuck down beside the mattress.

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  2. Wow! A lot of this is not necessary and some not recommended for newborns like: bottles and pacifiers (if you plan to breastfeed), Ear Thermometer (Rectal thermometers are more accurate), Alcohol for umbilical cord, soap, shampoo, lotions, baby bjorn and Johnny Jumper to name a few.

    I like this short list:

    Stroller
    Carseat
    Some clothing
    Crib or cradle
    Blanket, new mattress and sheets
    A pack of diapers
    Burp cloths, washcloths and towels
    nursing bra and nursing pads

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  3. Florencia G Vidal DiazJune 27, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    for a newborn you dont need much. i think the simpler the better. i bought alot of clothes for my newborn. most were cute outfits and i wish i had not. they are a pain to put on. all you need is the PJs the one made of fleece and have zipper. and long sleeve onesies. no need to get colorful ones if you are on a budget, white ones will do. like gerber (they do run small)... is not that big of a deal to get bigger clothes for newborn. i would say skip newborn size and go for 0to3 months size. there is no big difference. blankets are nice to have. and if the mom decides to breastfeed, you dont need bottles at all! trust me i did not use one at all. i mean if you plan to pump then yes you will need some.

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