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."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."