“Walking into a baby store it can be very tempting to buy just about everything that is pitched as being for newborns. However when you are looking for supplies for a newborn baby you can get away with just buying the bare essentials. There is nothing wrong with just sticking to the basics for the first three months or so. This is a great way to save money for when you might need more expensive things as your baby gets older.
A baby will need lots of comfortable clothes that allow her to move around and that will also keep your little one cool or warm depending on the weather. The number of clothes depends on how often you want to be doing laundry. The more clothes you have the less laundry you have to do.
The supplies for a newborn baby include at least 5 onesies; double that if you would like to minimize laundry. Seven sleeping outfits, and one cold weather sleep outfit. Baby socks are also important; five pairs are the minimum though you might want to have more. Baby hats are also a good thing to have to protect your baby’s sensitive skin.
Diapers are a must when you are looking for baby girl and baby boy supplies. A newborn can go through ten diaper changes a day. So have at least two packs of disposable diapers or enough cloth diapers to last two days. A couple packs of baby wipes are also good to have as part of your supplies for a newborn baby.
A waterproof pad is also important for when you are changing your baby. Some baby bath products should also be added to your supplies for a newborn baby. You will only need a mild soap and maybe some shampoo. Some baby nail clippers are also important to keep baby’s nails short to prevent scratching.
The bedding you choose can be simple or fancy depending on your budget. You should have a crib, bassinet, or cradle that is safe. To go with this a good mattress and about four fitted sheets. You will need to change sheets regularly.
Five blankets that are lightweight are also necessary, as well as at least one more blanket that is a little heavier for cold weather. Choose your supplies for your newborn baby carefully. There is no need to buy all the supposed must have baby gadgets; you can do just fine with the basics.”