10 Most Important Newborn Must Haves

You’ve already planned for the baby room and everything that comes with it. But, have you made a list of the most important items that you will need when the baby comes home?

1. Crib

Find a crib with a mattress and crib sheets that are fitted. Look for one that is comfortable and secure enough to hold a bonny baby.

2. Bouncy seat

Since a baby seat is required since you can’t put them in her crib every time you go to the kitchen or the bathroom, look for a regular sized model.

3. Formula

Whether you are a breastfeeding mother or a bottle-feeding baby, keeping a few cans of milk-based formula in the kitchen cabinet is a must-have.

4. Feeding bottles

If you’re breastfeeding, don’t need many bottles. However, if you’re going to be nursing the child, you probably need around 10 bottles a day. Having a few extras will help you avoid using them often.

5. Diapers

You probably have a hard time deciding which type of diapers to use for your child. For instance, choose between cloth and disposable.

6. New car seat

Car seats are always on the top of your list. Since they are usually not allowed to be used without one, make sure you have one.

7. Digital thermometer

Having a thermometer is also important since babies can’t seem to communicate their feelings. Having one will help you keep track of their temperature.

8. Breast pump

Using a breast pump to fill bottles saves you the pressure and helps you feed the child when you are busy.

9. Diaper rash cream

Diaper rash is a common problem with most newborns. If you don’t have enough time to go to the supermarket, use petroleum jelly.

10. Maxi-pads

Pick up two packages of ultra-absorbent maxi-pads for the post-delivery period. The locia discharge slows down in two or three weeks, so get a box of panty liners too.

Mary Sand
Mary Sand
is a homeschooling mom of 5 who has been featured on Global TV, quoted in Parents magazine, and writes for a variety of websites and publications. Doing her best to keep it together in a life of constant chaos, Patti would describe herself as an eclectic mess maker, lousy crafter, book lover, autism mom, and insomniac.

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