posted 25th Sep
When you register at Babies R Us they give you a list of things you'll need for the baby, although there is a lot of stuff on there you probably won't need.
What I would recommend you'll need for the first 6 months...
crib, crib mattress, sheets, bedding set, changing table, changing table pad, cover for changing pad, dresser (or hangers if you want to hang things in the closet), lamp, curtains (blackout are awesome), baby monitor, diaper pail (we just used a regular step pedal garbage can), optional items would be decorations, a mobile, rocking chair, diaper organizer, sound machine, breathable crib bumpers, a rug, bookshelf, CD player
Pack n play, swing, bouncer, car seat, stroller, exersaucer, high chair (won't be needed until 5-6 months), play mat, carrier of some sort (I loved the Ergo), a bassinet or co-sleeper if you want the baby in your room for awhile. Some pack n plays come with a bassinet attachment.
For blankets, I'd recommend 6 receiving blankets, 4 thick baby blankets, and a swaddle blanket.
Feeding: if you want to breastfeed you may want to get some books on it, a few bottles, a pump, a cover, storage bags, nursing pads, nursing bras, and some nursing tops. You may not want to buy any binkies to avoid nipple confusion.
For bottle feeding you'll need bottles, a bottle brush, dry rack, and optionally a bottle warmer and a bottle sanitizer. Don't buy too many bottles because babies can be picky about what they like. A few binkies if you want to.
Also you will want burp rags, I had a few cute ones and then I bought a few packs of cloth diapers. They make the best burp cloths. Bibs are also handy for spit up.
For diapers, don't go too crazy buying small sized diapers. My son skipped newborn size and went straight to size 1, then was size 2 by 1 month. I would have a box or two in each size. Get unscented baby wipes because newborn's skin is very sensitive. You may also want to buy diaper rash cream.
Get a grooming kit that has a good nail clipper, hair brush, and other accessories.
For bathing, you'll want a baby tub. We used the Eurobath and loved it. You'll also need wash cloths, towels, baby wash, and a few little bath toys.
For toys, I highly recommend a mirror they can use for tummy time, soft rattles, anything with music or that lights up, and teething toys.
For clothes, stock up on sleep n plays, onesies and pants, socks, a few hats, and whatever you think is cute. For the first few months babies don't really do much so I really enjoyed dressing my baby up really cute. After awhile I stopped caring so much about his clothes, but I say have fun with the baby clothes if you want. I wouldn't buy sizes bigger than 6 months because you won't know when they will fit into them and what season it will be. My son surprised me by being huge, so he moved up in sizes so fast he never even had time to wear some of the outfits I bought him.
Hmm I don't know but I could be forgetting a few things
posted 25th Sep
In the first 6 months at least you don't need nearly as much as you think!
Diapers, wipes, travel wipe case, diaper bags (to chuck them in when you go out), change pad.
Crib, crib bedding.
Seriously, plus a few toys, I think thats ALL that we've used....
posted 28th Sep
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