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posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 5
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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 # 7
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@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
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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


Other notes:

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
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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 # 15
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@roxy821:  thanks for that link!!! I may just have to attend one of these events!

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