Lifestyle Be Baby Prepared: A Complete Newborn Checklist Are you excited about having a newborn but overwhelmed by what need and don’t need from the baby shop? Wish there was a complete list of the needs and don’t need out there? You’re in luck! In this article, you’ll have a complete newborn checklist you can keep and prepare for your new bundle of joy. Read on to discover this complete checklist and watch your worries fade away! 1. Babyproofing The necessities after 4 months: Cabinet latchesDrawer LatchesOutlet coversGates at the bottom and top of all stairsFireplace bumperFurniture anchors Nice to have: Corner guards for low tablesToilet lock 2. Nursery For nursery furniture, they’re some must-haves for your baby’s needs. Needs: Crib mattressCrib or co-sleeper For nice to have: Bassinet(only safe up to 3 months or 15 lbs)Rocking chairHumidifier Changing tableHamperDresserBaby monitor You don’t want a second-hand crib for safety reasons. 3. Linen For linen you’ll need: 2 fitted crib sheets4-6 thin cotton receiving blankets2 waterproof mattress protectors 1-2 heavier blankets for colder climates You don’t want pillows, sleep positioners, or mattress padding due to SIDS risk. If you’re co-sleeping you’ll need: 4 fitted crib sheets3 waterproof pads for under your babyLight comforter away from your baby’s headSleepsackA firm mattress no airbeds 4. Breastfeeding For breastfeeding you’ll need: 2-3 nursing brasNursing pillow2-3 boxes of nursing padsAt least 6 cotton bibs6 or more burp cloths It’s nice to have: Breast milk storage containers or bagsBreast pumpBottles if someone else will be feeding the baby as wellNipple cream for the first few weeks 5. Formula Feeding For formula feeding you’ll need: Bottle drying rack8 bottles with newborn nipples. You might need to try out different brands to see what your newborn prefers Bottle-cleaning brush or dishwasher basketInsulated cooler/carrier6 or more burp cloths6 or more cotton bibsSeveral weeks of baby formula It’s nice to have: A bottle steriliserDry formula dispenser Optional: Bottle warmerBottle proper 6. Diaper Must-Haves For diapers you’ll need: A diaper pail and linersDiaper bagDiaper creamUnscented baby wipes6-10 cloth diapers and 6-8 diaper covers, or 2-3 boxes of disposable newborn diapers It’s nice to have: Non-talc powder so the area will dry faster4-5 waterproof square or rectangular pads that go under the baby’s bottom Some optional items are: Wipe warmer Diaper stacker 7. Going Out For going out you’ll need: A sturdy car seat, check out this reviewStrollerA front carrier It’s nice to have: A sling for newbornsA stroller that your car seat fits intoRain cover for the strollerSunshades for car windowsInfant headrest for the car seat if it doesn’t come with oneWarm blanket for cold weather 8. Baby Clothes 4-8 one-piece pajamas4-8 onesies4-8 undershirts1-3 sweater jackets 1-3 rompers4-7 socks 1-3 hats, a soft cap that covers ears for the winter, and broad-brimmed for the summerNo-scratch mittensBunting bag It’s nice to have: A special outfit to bring baby home inA wearable sleep sack Diaper covers Optional: Shoes. Your baby won’t be walking so shoes are optional and more for fashion 9. First Toys These aren’t required but they’re nice to have for your baby: Crib mirrorSoft blocksRattlesSoft booksPlastic linksAttachable toys to the strollerA plush that crinkles, shakes and rattlesActivity playmat/gym Baskets to store toys in such as the living room, baby’s room, and kitchen Don’t get car seat toy bars which could cause more of a risk for an accident. 10. Calming Items For when your baby is fussy and can’t relax, it’s important to have different relaxing items to soothe them. Some relaxing items you’ll need are: Relaxing music such as lullaby CDs or similarMobile for over the changing table or cribSeveral pacifiers It’s nice to have a music box made for the crib. 11. Sitting For when your baby is ready for sitting, it’s important to have these in advance. Some sitting items are: Stationary activity centreBouncerBlankets and quilts so they can lay on the floor It’s nice to have: A swingPortable play yardMoses basket(you can only use this up to 3 months) Due to safety concerns, you won’t want a jumper or walker. 12. Medicine Cabinet The medicine cabinet is vital for your newborn’s safety and health. It’s important to keep it fully stocked with a variety of items which include: Petroleum jellyThermometerInfant TylenolElectrolyte drinkNasal aspiratorFirst aid kit It’s nice to have: Vapour cream or bathSaline nose dropsTeething ointment Antigas medicine 13. Bathing For your baby’s bathing and grooming you’ll need: 4 washclothsBaby bath washCotton swabsCotton ballsBath seat for after 6 monthsInfant tub for after the umbilical cord falls offBaby shampooNail clippersBaby comb or brush2 hooded towels Nice to have: Bath toysFaucet guardBag for bath toysBath thermometer to make sure it’s not too hot Optional: Baby-size robe. 14. Solid Food You don’t have to worry about solid food eating until 4-6 months. For solid food eating you’ll need: Plastic bibsInfant feeding spoons and bowlA high chair It’s not necessary but nice to have: A baby food mill, you can puree your baby’s own foodMess mat that goes under the high chair Newborn Checklist In this guide, you found the complete newborn checklist for what you’ll need for when your baby comes home. You should feel more relaxed and less overwhelmed with this complete checklist. Before you know it you’ll have your newborn home, so it’s important to get started on this checklist sooner than later! Would you like to learn more about kids and parenting? Check out some of our other posts! Previous 8 Must Do Things In Spain Newer Different Dresses that Every Woman Needs in Her Wardrobe You May Also Like Awesome Ways to Live a Celebrity-Like Lifestyle Right Away Financial Planning With Ageing Parents: Start The Conversation Today! 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