I will be a first time mommy soon and i want to know what i need for my newborn. Carseat? Diapers? etc.... Any ideas/tips will be appreciated! =]Answer Question
Answer by dancinintherain at 11:14 AM on Nov. 5, 2010
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Answer by shareleann at 11:35 AM on Nov. 5, 2010
At the very least: carseat (they won't let you leave the hospital without one), a way to feed the baby (either bottles or breastfeeding supplies), diapers of some sort (stick with size 1 if you are going disposable, they grow out of newborn way too fast...my youngest was in size 3 by 2 months old) and some clothes. I wouldn't go overboard on clothes either. They grow so fast the first few months (my 3mo has been in 6-9mo clothes for several weeks now). We had about 12-15 onesies for our youngest (summer baby), 1 pack of socks, a pack of sleepers. It was so hot this summer he really didn't need clothes. Some receiving blankets (the smaller ones are good for spit up, bigger ones for swaddling). For winter I'd go with warm blanket sleepers. We also had a stroller because I walk every where and a pack n play for him to sleep in.
Answer by justanotherjen at 11:39 AM on Nov. 5, 2010
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Answer by pastaplease at 1:11 PM on Nov. 5, 2010
I totally agree with pasta. That's what we learned after 5 kids. With our last we only buy things as we need them. Nose aspirator...got 2 from the hospital. We bought a thermometer the first time he started feeling warm (hadn't had one in the house in years and we have 4 other kids, I usually just go by touch). Bought clothes as we realized we needed more (or grumbled about it online and had friends offer to send me stuff their kids had outgrown...which was awesome). He still doesn't have a crib since we haven't needed one yet. He has no swing or things like that. No toys except a small stuffed animal we got him and a set of rings that belonged to the older kids. He spends his time on the floor, in his carseat or in his bassinet.
Answer by justanotherjen at 10:10 PM on Nov. 5, 2010