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What am I forgetting?

I know I have done this a few times, but I always manage to forget something for when the baby gets here. What is a list of the essentials that you had to have, or stuff you realized you needed right after your baby was born? I can't shake the feeling I am forgetting stuff...and I probably am.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:13 PM on Jun. 11, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • rubbing alcohol
    qtips
    nail clippers
    feeding supplies (bottle brush if bottle feeding)
    vaseline if its a boy and hes getting circ'd
    diapers/wipes
    shampoo
    thermometer
    pads
    coffee :)
    then the big stuff: clothes, place to sleep, car seat, bouncy seat, swing, boppy ( i don't breastfeed but was planning on it so got one, my little man loves it either way and when he won't sleep w/o me holding him its great support),
    vabchmommy

    Answer by vabchmommy at 5:17 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • I found that a new born didnt need a bouncy seat wing a or a boppy, those are things I got as he got a little older.
    I didnt have the room in my place for things he wasnt going to use yet.
    the rest of that list was great though!
    judith_visco

    Answer by judith_visco at 5:32 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • I didn't buy cotton breast pads until after she was born and I was at home with my milk leaking everywhere. It was horribly uncomfortable. Also, if you're nursing, make sure you have nursing tanks and bras, b/c it totally sucks not to have these things and to try and nurse with a regular top and/or bra on. I had to make a trip to the maternity store a week after I'd had her and it was a disaster.
    danielp

    Answer by danielp at 6:37 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

  • Thanks ladies! Keep it coming too, so far off of what you all have suggested I have forgot, nursing pads, and pads for me, plus the nail clippers for babies. That would have been fun trying to get all this AFTER she gets here...lol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:05 PM on Jun. 11, 2009

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