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posted by [personal profile] lilibeth at 01:05pm on 12/12/2008
A Short Dissertation on Infant Essentials:

diapers
wipes
baby hygiene stuff
baby medicine cabinet stuff

burp cloths (use cloth diapers, Gerbers are fine)
blankets (variety of sizes and weights; for stroller, car trips, lying on the floor and maybe swaddling)
water proof drop cloths for couch, etc. (if you have a spitty baby; the boys were)
swaddlers (various brands; or just use blankets, flannel and thermal cotton ones are best--my babies all loved being swaddled)
t shirts (at least until umbilical cord falls off)
soft pants (a few pairs)
onesies (they keep babies really warm but can be nightmares in the days of super messy dipes)
one piece sleepers (soft cotton)
soft hats (zutano makes awesome velour ones that stay on!)
socks
sleepsacks (at least 2, and up to 4 once they are out of the swaddle)
hooded towel
small washcloths

crib
mattress
mattress cover
sheets (cotton and flannel)

pacifiers (some babies like 'em)

bouncy chair
activity mat with toys dangling from arch

rattles/teethers (in a few months)
lovey (in a few months)
exersaucer (later)

stroller
car seat(s)
diaper bag
pack n play
baby carrier(s)

later:
high chair or booster chair that has a tray
sippies--BPA free
soft tipped spoons

if you plan to nurse (happy to give advice on this at any time)
nursing pillow
lansinoh
nursing bras
pump? (i have a hand pump that i can give you)
storage bags
bottles
newborn size nipples

if you don't
formula, bottles, age appropriate nipples
make sure bottles are BPA free
(i can talk to you about formula when the time comes)

I DID NOT NEED
swing (all my kids hated it)
wipes warmer
bottle warmer
crib bumper (suffocation hazard)
fancy bedding (babies don't use covers, etc.)
diaper pail


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