Newborn ChecklistAll of the essentials you will need to welcome a new baby, without the extras!
To help with the overwhelming task of figuring out what you need when baby comes home, TPC has put together a list of everything you should stock to feel prepared.
5-6 short sleeved vests
5-6 long sleeved vests
10 long sleeved onesies (Snaps only-nothing with buttons! You will thank us later…)
2 swaddle blankets (these can be used for almost anything: burping cloths, sun shields, breastfeeding privacy, as well as swaddles). You can also buy Velcro swaddles
Diapers: 1 packet in size newborn and 1 packet in size 1 (cloth diapering services are also an option)
Diaper rash cream
Baby wipes or water wipes
Changing mat with a wipeable surface for easy cleanup. We recommend having one for the baby’s bedroom and another for downstairs.
Breast pump (if pumping is part of the plan)
Several bottles (try buying a few different types in case baby has a preference)
Formula dispenser (these portion out the right amount of formula for a feed. Great for on the go!)
Gentle sponge and baby soap
1-2 baby towels, with hood
Moses basket and sheets
Crib and sheets
Waterproof sheets for any leaks
Rocking chair, with stool (optional)
Out & About:
Baby-wearing device (slings, babybjorn, etc). Confirm that your choice is appropriate for newborns
Bouncer chair or swing