There’s a lot you can do while you’re preparing for your newborn to make their arrival. You can ensure you have the essentials ready at home to help you settle into parenthood once you finally bring your baby home.
Newborn Essentials Checklist
While there are many items that’ll help you take care of your baby, you might be wondering which ones you really need and which you can do without. Here’s an organized checklist of essential supplies you should have to take care of your newborn:
Before you bring your baby home, you want to make sure you have all the nursery items to help keep your baby safe and comfortable. While cute decor in the room helps create a relaxing atmosphere, you’ll also need furniture and bedding that suits your baby’s needs. Baby essentials for any nursery include:
- Crib, bassinet or cradle.
- Approved baby mattress.
- Changing table or dresser with changing pad.
- Baby monitor.
- Rocking chair.
Dressing your baby in cute clothes is every parent’s dream. While putting together adorable outfits, make sure you have clothes that keep your baby warm and comfortable. Pieces you’ll want to have on hand include:
- Long and short-sleeve onesies.
- Warm hats.
- Socks or booties.
Diapers are your new best friend when taking care of your baby. Ensure you have all the supplies you need whenever you change a diaper, whether it’s reusable or disposable. Keep enough supplies hand when you change diapers, including:
- Changing pads.
- Extra diapers.
- Rash ointments or creams.
Whether you’re breastfeeding or using a formula, several baby items can make feeding time easier, such as:
- Burp cloths.
- Breast pump.
- Bottle and nipple brush.
Make bathtime easy with the help of bath essentials, including:
- Infant tub.
- Soft washcloths.
- Baby soap.
- Small towels.
You should have extra supplies to protect your baby and keep them happy whenever you leave the house. When you’re traveling with your baby, you’ll need items to make getting from place to place with a little one more manageable and safer, including:
- A stroller.
- Diaper bag.
- Infant safety car seat.
- Baby carrier.
Contact Seasons Midwifery & Birth Center
Prepare the essentials before your due date and you’ll be ready for your first night at home with your baby. Feel free to contact us today to ask questions or find more information about essential baby products you need on your checklist.