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Newborn Checklist

Must Have’s – Newborn Checklist

It’s Baby Registry month! Here’s our grand newborn checklist for what you really need for Baby’s first weeks…

Wear

  • 5 short-sleeved onesies or undershirts
  • 3 long-sleeved onesies or undershirts
  • 7 one piece sleepers – zip or snap
  • 2 pairs soft cotton pants
  • 6 pairs socks or booties
  • 1 light cardigan or hoodie
  • 1 snowsuit or bunting bag for a winter baby
  • 3 pairs scratch mittens

Swaddle and Cuddle

  • 2 thick cotton blankets
  • 8 thin muslin receiving blankets
  • 3 “swaddlers” with straps

Feeding

  • 1 Boppy pillow, or similar
  • 15 burp cloths (to also use as bibs)
  • 2 Lansinoh cream/ointment (for breastfeeding)
  • 1 breast pump (optional if not returning to work shortly after birth)
  • 6 pairs of nursing pads
  • 2 – 3 nursing bras
  • 6 four-oz. bottles (if formula feeding…1 – 2 or buy as needed if exclusively breastfeeding)
  • 6 eight-oz. bottles (if formula feeding…buy as needed if breastfeeding)
  • 1 bottle and nipple brush
  • bottle drying rack
  • Formula (if planning to exclusively bottle feed – check the expiration date and don’t buy too early!)

Diapering

  • If cloth diapering:  4 dozen reusable diapers, 8 water proof covers, 6 snap closures OR about 3 dozen all-in-ones
  • If disposable:  1 box Newborn size, 1 box size one
  • diaper pail
  • changing pad
  • 2 boxes disposable wipes OR 12 washcloths designated as diaper wipes
  • 1 diaper rash cream, paste or spray

Bathing

  • 1 plastic bath or sink bath insert (optional)
  • 12 washcloths NOT used for diaper station
  • baby soap or wash
  • 2 hooded towels (optional…you can always use the family towels)

Sleeping

  • 1 approved crib, bassinet or Co-sleeper with appropriate mattress
  • 3 waterproof pads
  • 4 fitted crib sheets
  • 2 sleep sacks
  • white noise machine (optional, but often useful)

(If bed-sharing follow the Safe Sleep 7 Guidelines, available at www.llli.org.)

Health and Hygiene

  • infant nail clippers
  • 1 baby-specific or rental, near-natural free and clear laundry detergent
  • 1 soft bristle infant hair brush
  • 1 baby comb
  • 1 infant thermometer
  • 1 bulb syringe

Travel

  • approved stroller
  • car seat (have it installed BEFORE you leave the hospital)
  • pack and play (optional)
  • 1 – 2 slings or soft baby carriers

Extras (all optional)

  • changing table
  • rocking chair
  • diaper bag
  • sun shade for car
  • 2 – 4 pacifiers
  • rattle
  • toys
  • mobile
  • floor gym

Don’t Forget

  • Food plan for parents!
  • Support and help!

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