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Baby Bare Necessities
Once you get past the 20-week scan, you may find that the anticipation level starts to intensify. By this time, if you have chosen to discover ahead of time, you might be given a hint by your doctor about your baby's sex, but we don't recommend splashing the cash on frills and pink clothes just yet.

Remember, you may well be planning on having more children and your new baby's future little brother might not look quite so handsome in a pink feeding station!


  • 6 or more one-piece gowns or sleepers
  • 6-8 cotton "onesies" or side snap shirts
  • 4 or more pairs of baby socks
  • Baby mittens to prevent scratching
  • 2 dress outfits
  • Coming home outfit if you wish
  • Seasonal items like hats or snow suits


  • 8 cloth diapers for burp cloths
  • 2 blanket sleepers (instead of blankets in crib)
  • 6 or more receiving blankets
  • Swaddle blanket
  • Pacifiers
  • Bibs
  • Diaper bag
  • Baby first aid kid


  • Wash clothes
  • Hooded towels
  • Baby wash
  • Baby lotion
  • Baby tub
  • Nail file
  • Q tips
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cotton balls
  • Bulb syringe


  • Disposable diapers size newborn and one (10-12 diapers per day) or cloth diapers (4 dozen diapers plus covers)
  • Wet wipes or clothes for cleaning baby’s bottom
  • Diaper pail
  • Diaper ointment


  • Breastfeeding supplies (nursing bra, pump, breast pads, nursing shirts, nursing cover)
  • Formula
  • 6 4 ounce bottles
  • 6 8 ounce bottles


  • Infant car seat
  • Stroller
  • Play yard

Nursery Items

  • Crib or bassinet, mattress and linens
  • Rocking chair
  • Infant seat
  • Swing
  • Changing table
  • Crib or bassinet mobile


As you prepare for baby and create your registry, the following items are great to include:

  • Crib bedding
  • Crib linens
  • Nursery furniture
  • Bouncy seat
  • Swing
  • High chair
  • Stroller
  • Infant car seat
  • Convertible car seat
  • Exerssaucer
  • Clothing
  • Changing pad and cover
  • Diaper bag
  • Play yard and linens
  • Hamper for nursery
  • Portable high chair
  • Breastfeeding pillow
  • Bassinet
  • Crib mobile
  • Baby monitor
  • Stroller frame to hold car seat
  • Diaper pail
  • Baby toys
  • Waterproof pads
  • Safety gates and accessories for childproofing
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