akrogers13 wrote: the only thing i know that you HAVE to have is a carseat lol... i'd also say clothes... bottles.... toys.... ... [snip!] ... and i can live off what we have so far... cept we need a carseat right now... the hospitals wont let you leave with out one!
Some hospitals give you a carseat when you deliver I would call and see if yours provides one. Also if can not afford one some sheriff departments give low income familys car seats and WIC should have some contacts for car seats.
Everyone keeps telling me that I need TONS of diapers.
:)If you are planning to nurse I think a boppy pillow is amust have, I love them... your baby can even continue to use it as he get bigger for tummy time.:)
Quoting Jen Lynn:" Okay ladies. Since this is always a topic seen frequently....share what are some must have items for your new bundle!"
I would say Blankets and lots of them the other things that was a had to have for my son was swing. he used it so much and it was very helpful to get other stuff done while he was in it.
okay a lot of you are saying diapers and wipes. is there a certain brand that is better than the others. also, i've heard that the wipe warmers just dry out the wipes. has anyone had this problem yet?
i love those boucy seats. they are awesome. i have one that plays music and vibrates well two both were gifts. and u can never have toooo many onsies!!! hehehe
Quoting Pandora667:" For me a baby swing or vibrating chair is a must."
I totally agree.. the baby swing was a life saver my last pregnancy! Also a chair that rocks is definately a good help! I'm making my husband buy me a recliner before i have this baby!:twisted:
I think the must-haves are some novelty baby onesies...you will get SO many compliments...I ordered mine from custom-kingdom.com, and picked all the colors myself...we just got them yesterday, and I got 5 compliments while buying diapers at WalMart!!! I would suggest going maybe a size larger than newborn, so the little one can get some extra wear out of it!
Ohh and music too...really soothing music or those cool ocean sound cd's...when baby is a little grouchy just pop on the music and it's naptime!!!
do we absolutely have to have scratch mittens? Because I've been thinking about them non stop for like a week, and I remembered that I didn't put them on my registry...oops.
definatly loads of diapers and baby wipes and clothes !!
my wipe warmer dryed out my wipes so i didn't use it much i loved those johnson and johnson wipes that already have the baby soap in it it was a lifesaver for me being a nervous mom on the first bath its so much easier! and you can use it on their head and hair too.
nursing pads / nursing bra
cloth diapers / cloth wipes
potty for ec'ing
That's about it.
I had everything when I had my son and found only a few things were neccessary for me, so I limited what I bought this time around.
*Gentle Naturals Tummy Soothers
*large, soft blankets
*diaper rash ointment
I had a brand new swing with my son and never used it. He would rather sleep lying down or being held, so I marked that off this time. I never had a wipe warmer as I heard they dry your wipes out, but I would not know for sure. I just marked it as not neccessary. I even did not use a crib with my son although I had a very nice expensive one so I marked that off this time and opted for a twin matrress and box springs on the floor so baby does not fall far if she should fall (never been a problem with my son). The only things I found useful were those things that baby pushes when they are learning to walk.
Sorry this is a long list but i thought it could help:D
Clothing Your Baby
Sleepers and/or gowns
Bathing Your Baby
Baby bath towels
Carrying Your Baby
Front carrier, sling, and/or backpack
Breastfeeding Your Baby
Boppy (or other nursing pillow) and cover
Breast milk storage and feeding set
Insulated carrying case for transporting milk safely
Bottle-Feeding Your Baby
Utensils for formula preparation
Sterilizer, if recommended
Bottle and n****e brush
Feeding Your Baby
Food mill, for grinding up food for baby
Plates and bowls
Soothing Your Baby
Receiving blankets (for swaddling)
Taking Your Baby Places
Wipes carrying case
Disposable-Diapering Your Baby
Diaper rash cream
Putting Your Baby to Bed
Co-sleeper and/or bed rails (if you plan to co-sleep)
Sheets and accessories for co-sleeper and/or crib
Waterproof crib pads
Although you won't need this stuff right away, it's a good idea to baby-proof before baby is mobile, so you don't have to go rushing around at the last minute.
Non-slip tub mat
Padding for sharp table edges
Stove knob guards