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Pregnancy Essentials for Moms-to-Be

Pregnancy Essentials for Moms-to-Be

posted 2021 Mar by

Your little one will be here before you know it! To help you best prepare for baby’s arrival, we’re offering some tips on some essential items that may be helpful.

 

When you’re expecting, it’s difficult to know exactly what you will need for your newborn and what products are best for you. To help we’ve created a checklist of all the baby essentials you might need during your pregnancy and for your newborn baby during the first few months.

 

Knowing what to shop for is key, so we’ve come up with a starter kit to check off all the boxes on your checklist, and help see you through the first few months of your beautiful baby’s life.

Here’s your ultimate checklist:

 

Feeding:

If you’re breastfeeding, you don’t really need any equipment though some nursing mothers like to have these items:

  • Lots of bibs
  • Burp cloths
  • Breast pump
  • Milk storage containers (here are some essential safety tips on storing breastmilk)
  • Nursing pillow
  • Nursing bras (if buying before baby is born, buy one cup size larger than your pregnant bra size)
  • Breast pads (disposable or washable)
  • Non-toxic treatment like lanolin or cooling gel pads for sore nipples

If you are formula feeding:

  • Lots of bibs
  • Burp cloths
  • Bottle and nipple brush
  • Formula (be sure to check expiration dates and note the lot numbers in case of recalls)
  • Thermal bottle carrier

 

Diapering:

If you are using re-usable cloth diapers:

  • Several dozen (4 or 5) cloth or re-usable diapers
  • 8 waterproof covers
  • Changing pad
  • Baby ointment or other barrier cream to prevent rash
  • Snaps, Velcro or safety pins to secure re-usable diapers
  • Disposable wipes &/or a couple dozen washcloths for cleaning baby’s bottom

If you are using disposable diapers:

  • Two boxes of newborn-size diapers (it’s better not to buy too many in advance in case your baby is large or grows quickly)
  • Changing pad
  • Baby ointment or other barrier cream to prevent rash
  • Disposable wipes &/or a couple dozen washcloths for cleaning baby’s bottom

 

Essential Items Checklist:

  • Bassinet / Crib
  • Car seat
  • Stroller / Travel System
  • 6-8 long sleeved sleeping gowns
  • 10-12 Long &/or Short-sleeved Onesies
  • 3-5 Soft swaddling blankets
  • Hat, mittens and bootees (depending on your local climate)
  • 2-3 Changing pads
  • Nursing bra and breast pads
  • Bottles / Nipples / Bottle Brush (good to have around even if you’re planning to breastfeed )
  • 12-15 of bibs
  • Plenty of towels /Extra cloth diapers (for bathing and dribbles!
  • Baby Lotion
  • Baby Shampoo
  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby Thermometer
  • Baby Nail Clipper

 

Other things that will be handy to have:

  • Baby bath tub
  • Baby carrier
  • Bouncy chair
  • Baby monitor
  • Changing bag
  • Breast pump
  • Steam sterilizer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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