A newborn checklist for expectant mothers and fathers. If this is your first child then this newborn checklist can be a tremendous aid to you.
Baby care planning and the purchasing of the right baby care supplies can be an overwhelming (if not daunting) concept for new parents. I have drawn up this new baby checklist from my own experience as a parent but is by no means an exhaustive list but I feel it covers the absolute essentials when preparing to bring your newborn home for the first time.

  • A light antibiotic ointment (for his healing belly button, essential checklist item)
  • Infant sized diapers
  • Baby gloves (to prevent scratching the most important checklist item)
  • Several medium size soft blankets or wraps
  • Small baby hats (he gets cold easily, they made the checklist)
  • Breast Pads (for leaking)
  • Very mild baby wipes (all natural if possible)
  • Baby oil
  • Very soft towels for wiping and drying and dabbing
  • Mild cream (to soothe his bum)

That’s the basic newborn baby checklist for the first few days. Your little one is so small that you don’t need to be overly concerned about cribs, waterproof mattress pads, strollers, car seats yet and other baby care supplies just yet. After we get him home it will be a good idea to add these items to your baby checklist of course. What you can plan for in the near future may be:

  • Room thermometer
  • At least 6 small one piece baby jumpers ( I recommend more like 10)
  • Baby bathtub
  • A baby monitor
  • A bassinet (combine efforts and get crib with a bassinet built in)
  • Baby nail clippers
  • An infant pacifier
  • Infant baby bottles (this optionally can go on the checklist above)

While not all-inclusive of every little thing that you may be wanting to consider, this list will get you through the first amazing weeks of your little one and his or her first experiences of the world.

I think this list is the essential baby care items to have on your newborn baby checklist. This list represents the purchasing options for those of us that happen to be in the middle class and does not include what you may believe to be necessary or essential. things like the live-in nanny, expensive day care or custom themes for your baby room is really different baby care than most of us can or want to afford and thus an entirely different baby checklist. Please feel free to print this checklist to use for your shopping needs or track down the author and provide feedback or additions to this important topic.

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