“Having a new baby one the way for the first time can be a nerve wracking experience. You are not sure what you need and what you could do without. If you are just starting a family then a checklist of all the supplies for a new baby is a great thing to refer to.
It will help you to feel less stressed out and enjoy the feeling of welcoming a new baby into the family. While everyone has different views on what is absolutely necessary for a newborn there are some basics that everyone will need. Regardless of whether you are looking for supplies for a new baby boy or girl.
When you first take your precious little bundle home from the hospital you will need a car seat. A car seat is a must have if you drive often, so add this to the top of your list of supplies for your new baby. In the same category you will also need a stroller for your little one. There are different types of strollers out there, but for a newborn you will need a full recline stroller.
Clothing is essential in your supplies for a new baby. You want to keep your baby warm and you also want outfits that are easy to change baby out of. For this purpose one piece outfits are great, they also help to keep your little one warm and snug.
Booties and socks are also important, not just for warmth but to prevent your baby from scratching himself. If your baby is due in winter then make sure to have some fleece outfits ready, as well as a little jacket and sweaters. You might want to buy the clothes a size larger as babies outgrow clothes very quickly.
Even if you are breastfeeding there are some items that you will need to include in your supplies for a new baby. A breast pump and a few bottles are good to have on hand in case you need to be separated from your baby during a couple of feeding times. Your partner can also help with feeds if you have a breast pump and spare bottles.
Diapers are probably one of the most important items on your supplies for a new baby. You will lose count of the times you will need to change your baby. So make sure you have wipes, diaper ointment and a diaper pail on hand.”