Newborn Checklist

Here is a check list to help you plan for your new baby. Should you panic if do not have every item on this list? Absolutely not.
You are going to need an infant car seat, diapers, some way to feed your baby and keep him warm and a lot of love. Let's review the basics: food in, food out, warm, safe (car seat) and well loved. Just relax - most babies are good at this.


Before you bring baby home:

  • Going home outfit (for you and baby)
  • Back-facing infant car seat
  • Newborn diapers (NB)
  • Diaper Cream
  • Wipes
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Lotion
  • Pacifiers
  • Thermometer
  • Nursing bras
  • Breast pads
  • Bottles
  • Nipples
  • Bassinet or crib

Other useful items to have:

  • Infant formula
  • Snap front shirts
  • One-piece sleepers
  • Sack-style sleepers
  • Swaddling blankets
  • Diaper changing pad
  • Diaper pail and liners
  • Baby wash and shampoo
  • Washclothes
  • Towels or absorbent robe
  • Breast pump and accessories
  • Nursing pillow
  • Bottle warmer
  • Wipe warmer
  • Burp cloths
  • Diaper bag
  • Infant tub/ Plastic tub for sink or bath
  • Changing table
  • Baby monitor
  • Baby carrier (or sling/wrap) 
  • Rocker, glider, or Swiss ball
  • Travel crib
  • Conventional or Jogging stroller

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