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Newborn Baby Must Haves and Essentials

If you are wondering “What do I need for a newborn?” then you are in the right place! Having a newborn baby is stressful enough without having to worry about what to buy in preparation for his or her arrival.
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If you are wondering “What do I need for a newborn?” then you are in the right place! Having a newborn baby is stressful enough without having to worry about what to buy in preparation for his or her arrival.

When I was about to have my first baby, I was SO CONFUSED about what was truly a baby necessity and what I should bother putting on my registry.

I wish an experienced mom would have taken me by the hand and walked me through the list of newborn must haves and then explained what things weren’t truly necessary, but would have been “nice to have.”

This is my gift to all the expectant moms out there.

Baby Nursery Essentials

  • Crib, cradle or bassinet
  • Firm, flat mattress
  • 2-4 fitted crib sheets
  • Rocking chair or glider
  • Diaper changing table
  • Diaper pail (optional)
  • Baby Carrier
  • Baby Boppy

Baby Diapering Essentials

  • 2-3 large boxes of disposable newborn-size diapers, or 6-10 dozen cloth diapers
  • 2-3 large boxes of unscented baby wipes
  • 1 large tubes of diaper cream
  • Diaper bag

 

Baby Bath Essentials

  • Baby bathtub
  • Baby shampoo and body wash
  • 2-4 hooded baby towels
  • Soft washcloths
  • Baby lotion

Baby Gear Essentials

  • Infant car seat | Stroller or Doona
  • Baby carrier
  • Baby bouncer
  • Baby Wipes Warmer

Baby Feeding Essentials 

  • Baby Bottles
  • Baby Bottle Warmer
  • Nursing Pads
  • Breast Pump
  • Milk Storage Bags
  • Pacifiers

Baby Clothes 

  • Baby Socks
  • Baby Onesies
  • Baby Shoes
  • Baby Blanket
  • Baby Receiving Sheets
  • Baby Washclothes

The new baby checklist above isn’t exhaustive….there are many things you might like to get for your nursery that aren’t truly essential and that’s ok!

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