Essentials List

Bringing Home Newborn

Preparing for your new arrival can be overwhelming.
Here is a list of essentials to welcome your new bundle of joy.

Travel Needs:

  • Car Seat
  • 2nd Base for alternate vehicle
  • Cuddle Bag for colder months
  • Feeding Needs (Breastfeeding):

  • Breast Pump Kit
  • Breast Pads
  • Lanolin Nipple Cream
  • Breast and/or Nipple Shields
  • Nursing Cover
  • Nursing Pillow
  • Nursing Bras
  • Feeding Needs (Bottle Feeding):

  • Bottles
  • Bottle Nipples for Newborns
  • Formula
  • Bottle Brush and/or Sterilizer
  • Bottle Warmer
  • Diapers (Re-Usable Diapers):

  • Cloth Diapers(allow for 10 per day)
  • Re-usable Cotton Cloths/Wipes
  • Washable Diaper Bag
  • Diapering Cream/Ointment
  • NOTE: Be sure to prewash cloth diapers
    and wipes 6+ times before use

    Diapers (Disposable Diapers):

  • Newborn & Size 1 Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Diaper Pail
  • Diapering Cream/Ointment
  • Baby Care Needs:

  • Cradle/Bassinet/Co-Sleeper
  • Baby Blanket
  • Receiving Blankets
  • Swaddling Wraps
  • Onesies/Sleepers/Socks
  • Change Pad and Cover
  • Baby Wash or Soap
  • Baby Bathtub& Bath Thermometer
  • Wash Cloths & Hooded Towel
  • Hair Brush (to treat Cradle Cap)
  • Nail File/Clippers
  • Baby Mittens
  • Nasal Aspirator
  • Thermometer
  • Baby Laundry Detergent & Laundry Bag
  • Diaper Bag
  • Baby is Home, What else might I need?

  • Crib & Mattress
  • Crib Bedding
  • Crib Sheets
  • Mattress Cover
  • Mobile
  • Bouncer or Swing
  • Stroller & Car Seat Adaptor
  • Rain/Bug Shield & Stroller Accessories
  • Infant Carrier
  • Video or Audio Monitor
  • High Chair
  • Play Yard
  • Humidifier
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