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New Baby Checklist

Adel Zeller "grungezombie"
The list author says: "A super handy checklist of items to ensure you and your baby (and the rest of your family) are comfy, and maybe even get some rest! NOTE: This list does not include clothing or items for bottle feeding."
Summer Infant Snughug, Ivory (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Summer Infant Snughug, Ivory (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Don't want any bobbly heads during car rides!"
Kiddopotamus SwaddleMe Microfleece, Small, Ivory (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Kiddopotamus SwaddleMe Microfleece, Small, Ivory (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Your baby will sleep longer and better when swaddled! Swaddling eliminates the "startle reflex" which can cause sleeping problems. These are great for keeping your baby swaddled; velcro closures keep baby snug and reduce suffocation risk. Available in cotton and other fabrics, two sizes (sm/lg), various colors and patterns, and feature a slot in back for use with carseats and strollers."
Fisher-Price My Little Lamb Deluxe Infant Seat
Fisher-Price My Little Lamb Deluxe Infant Seat
"These seats are great for sleeping babies, especially those with GERD or other digestive problems. Great for keeping in parents bedroom."
Boppy Nursing Pillow and Positioner, Lots O Dots
Boppy Nursing Pillow and Positioner, Lots O Dots
"Great for nursing, bottle feeding, or just resting with baby. Don't forget the extra slipcovers!"
Fisher-Price Long Distance Baby Monitor, 900MHz - White/Grey (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Fisher-Price Long Distance Baby Monitor, 900MHz - White/Grey (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Of course you need a baby monitor! Get a "long range" monitor, even if you plan to stay in-house; you never know when a gorgeous day may beckon you to the porch for some relaxation, or if you have other children who may want go out and play."
Sony CFDS350 Portable CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox Speaker System (Silver)
Sony CFDS350 Portable CD Radio Cassette Recorder Boombox Speaker System (Silver)
"Baby might have trouble sleeping in a silent room, so it's nice to have a radio/CD player to quietly play a lullaby CD or even just put the radio between stations for some white noise static."
Disney's Lullaby Album
Disney's Lullaby Album
"A nice, quiet symphonic lullaby album is great for helping baby sleep calmly."
DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Rail, Honey Oak
DaVinci Kalani 4-in-1 Convertible Crib with Toddler Rail, Honey Oak
"No nursery is complete without a gorgeous (and functional) crib! This model also converts to a toddler bed."
Sealy Perfect Rest Mattress (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Sealy Perfect Rest Mattress (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
""Utilitarian" is the word to remember when selecting a crib mattress; keep it simple and firm."
BreathableBaby Breathable Mesh Crib Liner, White
BreathableBaby Breathable Mesh Crib Liner, White
"The breathable mesh bumper is much safer for sleeping babies than traditional crib bumpers."
Carters Easy Fit Jersey Portable Crib Fitted Sheet, White (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Carters Easy Fit Jersey Portable Crib Fitted Sheet, White (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Keep at least four crib sheets on hand; you may not need them all all the time, but when a child is sick, you may go through all four in one day/night!"
Carter's Keep Me Dry Waterproof Fitted Quilted Crib Pad, White (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Carter's Keep Me Dry Waterproof Fitted Quilted Crib Pad, White (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"You'll want 2-4 of these. Some people prefer the flat kind as opposed to the fitted; you could try getting one of each to start with and see what you prefer for bedding changes and use."
Waterproof Crib & Toddler Bed Pad - 27 x 50 - White
Waterproof Crib & Toddler Bed Pad - 27 x 50 - White
"You'll want as many of these as you have fitted crib sheets. These are the real workhorses of the bedding!"
Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Ferguson Infant Stim-Mobile for Cribs
Manhattan Toy Wimmer-Ferguson Infant Stim-Mobile for Cribs
"Mobiles don't need to be complicated and expensive, sometimes simplicity rules! Static, wind-up or battery-powered, bright colors and fascinating shapes can easily catch babies attention. Get one for the crib and one for the changing table!"
DaVinci Kalani 3 Drawer Changer Dresser in Honey Oak
DaVinci Kalani 3 Drawer Changer Dresser in Honey Oak
"Great for baby's room with limited space! A set of drawers with a changing table on top, complete with rails, mattress and safety straps."
American Baby Company Cotton Terry Flat Fitted Changing Pad Cover, Ecru (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
American Baby Company Cotton Terry Flat Fitted Changing Pad Cover, Ecru (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Get a couple (or three) of these so you'll always have a clean one on the changing table pad."
Dex Products Ultimate Baby Organizer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Dex Products Ultimate Baby Organizer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Those drawers on the changing table are going to be stuffed full of sheets and blankets and adorable little clothes, so you need a nice organizer for all the diapering supplies."
Prince Lionheart Ultimate Wipes Warmer
Prince Lionheart Ultimate Wipes Warmer
"A must-have for new babies! Cold wipes can startle baby and cause extra unpleasantness during diaper changes. Huggies Thick N' Clean (formerly Huggies Supreme) wipes work best with this; you can get them in big refill packages."
The First Years American Red Cross Underarm Thermometer
The First Years American Red Cross Underarm Thermometer
"Newborns and infants require underarm thermometers, as ear thermometers are too large and/or ineffective."
Baby Light and Clip Lighted Nail Clipper, White (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Baby Light and Clip Lighted Nail Clipper, White (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Nail clippers become increasingly important as baby's nail begin to grow and become less flimsy. The most important aspect of baby nail clippers is the grip. Being able to hold firmly to the clippers while clipping gently is vital."
NoseFrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator
NoseFrida The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator
"Once you get past the "gross-out" factor, this nasal aspirator is a wonderful tool to have! Works better than bulbs, gets the job done twice as fast which reduces stress on the baby and you. Also recommended over battery-operated nasal aspirators, as with the Nosefrida you can control the sucking pressure and hopefully avoid unneeded sinus inflammation."
Summer Infant Ear & Throat Exam Kit (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Summer Infant Ear & Throat Exam Kit (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Unfortunately, babies can't tell you what hurts. With this kit, you can check tiny ears for inflammation before a costly doctor visit."
Crane Adorable Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with 2.1 Gallon Output per Day - Duck
Crane Adorable Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier with 2.1 Gallon Output per Day - Duck
"Cool mist humidifier is a must-have for baby's room, especially for the dry winter months. This can be a sleep-saver when a little one has a cold or cough."
Infantino Explore and Store Elephant Gym (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Infantino Explore and Store Elephant Gym (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Don't wait too long to invest in a play gym! Babies as young as 4 weeks can enjoy the stimulation of brightly colored toys."
Bright Starts Elephant March Bouncer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Bright Starts Elephant March Bouncer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Bouncy seats are great for hanging out with mommy and/or daddy during chore time! Keeps baby entertained and nearby; great for all around the house."
The First Years Infant To Toddler Tub with Sling, Blue
The First Years Infant To Toddler Tub with Sling, Blue
"This is a perfect tub! Use the sling for newborns, and remove it when infants can support themselves better. It is quite large, so you'll need ample counter space! It also has notches for resting on/over the sink."
SpaSilk 100% Cotton Hooded Terry Bath Towel with 4 Washcloths, Green
SpaSilk 100% Cotton Hooded Terry Bath Towel with 4 Washcloths, Green
"Get 2-3 hooded towels for the every-other-day baby baths. If it seems like you've got too many washcloths, that's okay! They come in handy for lots of baby purposes, plus they can be used all through childhood."
Johnson's Head-to-Toe Baby Wash
Johnson's Head-to-Toe Baby Wash
"Stick with simple baby wash until you know how sensitive your baby's skin is going to be. Also, certain washes and baby bath products may cause UTIs, so be aware and contact your doctor with questions or concerns."
Spasilk 100% Cotton 4 pack Soft Flannel Receiving Blanket, Yellow (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Spasilk 100% Cotton 4 pack Soft Flannel Receiving Blanket, Yellow (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"You'll need about a dozen different blankets, receiving-sized and larger; they come in handy more often than you'd think!"
Gerber 12-Pack Prefold Birdseye 3-Ply Cloth Diapers with Padding - White (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Gerber 12-Pack Prefold Birdseye 3-Ply Cloth Diapers with Padding - White (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Prefold or flatfold, you'll want about three dozen Gerber birdseye cloth diapers to use for burp rags and general spit-up duty."
Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers, Size 1, 66-Count (Pack of 2)
Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers, Size 1, 66-Count (Pack of 2)
"Many diapers will be needed! Skip the "Newborn" size and stock up on Size 1; if they're too big, you can always buy smaller and still use the Size 1's later. Huggies Little Snugglers have a "poop pocket" on the back waistband which will hopefully prevent rear-end blowouts."
Huggies One & Done Fragrance Free Baby Wipes Refill, 552 Total Wipes 184-Count Pack (Pack of 3) [Packaging May Vary]
Huggies One & Done Fragrance Free Baby Wipes Refill, 552 Total Wipes 184-Count Pack (Pack of 3) [Packaging May Vary]
"Many wipes will be needed! Huggies Supreme Thick-n-Clean wipes work best with wipes warmers; they stay moist better than regular wipes. Always check to make sure the wipes you are buying are alcohol-free!"
Munchkin Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail
Munchkin Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail
"A diaper disposal pail is a must! The Munchkin/Arm & Hammer system is cost-effective, easy to use, and incorporates baking soda for extra odor-elimination."
Munchkin Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail Refill Bags,  10-Count (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Munchkin Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail Refill Bags, 10-Count (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Always keep extra diaper pail refills on hand!"
Desitin Creamy Zinc Oxide Diaper Rash Ointment - Total: 9.6 oz (4.8 oz X 2)
Desitin Creamy Zinc Oxide Diaper Rash Ointment - Total: 9.6 oz (4.8 oz X 2)
"Diaper rashes are imminent! Always have diaper rash ointment on-hand! Desitin creamy works great for newborns and infants sensitive bottoms, while soothing and protecting skin and healing the rash."
Gerber 4 in 1 Diaper Bag, Brown (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Gerber 4 in 1 Diaper Bag, Brown (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"A great diaper bag is essential! It seems to be getting harder-and-harder to find good diaper bag under $25, but there are many options available that look less like "baby bags" and more like stylish totes."
Munchkin Arm and Hammer Diaper Bag Dispenser, Colors May Vary
Munchkin Arm and Hammer Diaper Bag Dispenser, Colors May Vary
"Great to have for disposing of stinky diapers on-the-go!"
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