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New Baby Supplies Checklist

Onesies. Diaper pail. Bassinet. Before your little bundle comes home, stock up on these essentials.

Furniture

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    Bassinet

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    Changing table and changing pad

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    Crib and mattress (for tips on how to pick a good crib, go to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ site, aap.org)

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    Dresser

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    Hamper

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    High chair

Gear

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    Audio or video monitor

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    Baby sling or front carrier

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    Bathtub for infant

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    Bouncer seat or swing

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    Clothing hangers

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    Diaper pail and liners

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    Infant or convertible car seat (check out the American Academy of Pediatrics guide to picking out a car seat at aap.org)

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    Night-light

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    Safety gates, cabinet and drawer latches, and outlet covers.

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    Shopping cart cover

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    Stroller or travel-system stroller

Feeding Equipment

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    Bottle brush

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    4 to 6 bottles (each should be 4 to 5 ounces)

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    Breast pump, if nursing

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    Dishwasher caddy for bottles

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    Formula, if using

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    Infant feeding spoons and bowls

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    Insulated bottle carrier

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    Nipples for bottles

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    4 to 6 pacifiers, if using

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    Sippy cups

Linens

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    2 to 4 bassinet sheets

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    6 to 12 burping cloths

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    2 carriage blankets

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    2 to 3 changing pad covers

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    2 crib blankets

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    2 crib comforters

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    2 to 4 crib sheets

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    2 hooded bath towels

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    2 quilted crib pads

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    2 receiving blankets

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    2 to 4 swaddle sets

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    4 to 6 washcloths

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    2 waterproof mattress pads

Clothing

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    2 to 4 bibs

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    Bunting or snowsuit

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    2 to 4 hats

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    1 to 2 jackets

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    Mittens

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    No-scratch mittens

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    9 to 12 pairs of bootees or socks

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    3 to 5 pairs of pants

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    4 to 6 side-snap onesies (short-sleeved or long-sleeved)

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    4 to 6 side-snap undershirts

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    4 to 6 sleepers

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    2 to 4 sweaters

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    4 to 6 T-shirts

Health and Safety items

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    Baby powder

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    Blunt nail scissors

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    Brush and comb set

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    Cotton swabs

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    Diaper-rash ointment

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    Diapers (either the disposable sort or cloth diapers and covers—pins aren’t used anymore)

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    First-aid kit

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    Gentle baby soap

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    Gentle shampoo

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    Laundry detergent for sensitive skin

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    Nasal aspirator

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    Teethers

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    Thermometer

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    Vaporizer or humidifier

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    Wipes

Miscellaneous

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    Baby “gym” or play mat

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    Mobile

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    Soft toys and books

For You

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    Breast pads, if nursing

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    Diaper bag with changing pad

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    2 to 4 nursing bras, if nursing