Post # 1
Does anyone mind taking a look at this and see if I’m missing anything or if there is anything I don’t need. Thank you so much!
Glider + Ottoman
Curtains & Décor
Infant Car Seat- Chicco Key Fit 30
Winter Car Seat Cover
Head Support Pillow
Baby Car Mirror
Car seat adapter
Pack ‘n Play with Bassinet & Changer
Diaper Bag + Wet Bag
Bibs + Pacifiers
Pump- Medela Pump in Style
Cream & Pads
Bottles + Slow Flow Tops
Bottle Drying Rack
Floor Activity Gym
Shopping Cart Cover
Post # 3
@roxy821: that looks a lot like my list…I found this one at babies r us:
It was helpful because it literally has EVERYTHING, and I crossed off what I didnt want/need and am registering for everything eles.
Post # 4
@Islandlove07- Thank you! I feel so clueless.
Post # 5
You will also need a cover for the changing pad so baby doesn’t lay on the cold vinyl. Also, I highly recommend an automatic bouncer (bouncy seat). With my twins, it was awesome that these things bounce themselves and I din’t have to sit there bouncing them myself!
Post # 6
@Hemademewantto- Thanks for the tips!
Post # 7
@roxy821: omg me too….it is so overwhelming the amount of things you need! I honestly thought all a newborn needed was a crib, some clothes, and diapers haha…totally clueless!!
Post # 8
Things you don’t need:
changing table – just put the changing pad on the dresser, or use your bed or a couch with a towel thrown down
baby powder – unneccesary and can be harmful if baby breaths it
receiving blankets – if you get square swaddling blankets, just use those; most receiving blankets are too small to be very useful
walker – American Academy of Pediatrics recommends NOT using a walker http://aapgrandrounds.aappublications.org/content/3/1/1.full
pack n play with changer/napper – evaluate if you will really use the changer and napper; we decided we wouldn’t, the bare-bones version is much cheaper ($70 versus $150+)
head support pillow – for the car seat? the car seat should already come with adequate support, extra stuff you add to it can be dangerous especially if it goes between the baby and the seat. if baby does need some extra support, you can use rolled-up blankets placed around the baby after they are already in the car seat
winter carseat cover – make sure you get a “shower cap” style, not one that goes in between the baby and the seat. (good: http://www.target.com/p/jj-cole-car-seat-cover-khaki/-/A-13065275 bad: http://www.target.com/p/jj-cole-soho-urban-bundle-me/-/A-10711804 )
Post # 9
Medela makes a “hands-free” pumping bra. Get at least one! They make life much easier since you won’t have to sit there using both hands to hold your pumps. Also the microwave steam bags are good.
Post # 10
Ditto to what @abbyful: said!
Also, skip the forehead thermometer. I’m a nurse who has NICU and PICU experience. If your little one is sick, you want a more accurate temp. Rectal is best (and I realize that sounds awful but lots of babies barely notice it and even if it is uncomfortable, its only for a few seconds.) Tympanic (ear) is second best.
Post # 11
@abbyful- Thanks for the advice. A couple of questions. In regards to the changing table if you don’t have on where do you store diapers, wipes, and all those little essentials. And the pack n’play napper, it’s actually cheaper for us to buy the one with the extras as it is less expensive than a basic pack n play & a bassinet. Did you use a bassinet?
@heathaah- I will add one to my list!
Post # 12
@Dandelion- I think I’ll stick with the ear then. I would feel terrible doing that to my daughter.
Post # 13
For diapers & supplies, we are storing diapers in a dresser drawer (we’re doing cloth diapers) and wipes/creams in a basket on top of the dresser.
We are going to do the co-sleeping route, but with this (which I picked up for $20 off Craigslist) http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3977276′ defer=’defer
Post # 14
@Islandlove07- I just saw on Babies R Us that they are having a registry event on this Sunday. Not sure where you are located but just wanted to let you know if case you are interested.
Post # 15
@roxy821: thanks for that link!!! I may just have to attend one of these events!