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What kind of small stuff do I need for a newborn? It's my first child. Thank you :)

Lotions, medicine, etc. 


Asked by soulmeetsbody19 at 12:43 PM on Jan. 18, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • And here's a tip. Everyone goes out and buys special detergent for their new baby because it gets marketed as being special and great for baby skin. But, in reality it is heavily scented and if you do have a baby with truly sensitive skin you're going to wish you had washed everything up in a free and clear detergent. Just start with that, they have plenty of time to smell like they just had their butt powdered. lol

    Answer by Jessica157 at 12:49 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Baby care set: Brush, comb, nail clippers, thermometer & medicine dispensers
    First aid supplies
    Teething rings (2 or more)
    Bathtub or contoured sponge
    Bath toys
    Washcloths (6 to 8)
    Gentle shampoo or body wash
    Baby lotion
    Hooded towels (2 to 4)
    Bedroom & Furniture
    Crib or bassinet
    Mattress pad (2)
    Crib bedding set
    Fitted sheets (2 to 4, cotton and/or flannel)
    Books, Baby CDs & More
    Colorful board books for Baby
    Camera (digital, video, or film)
    Baby book or journal
    Personalized gifts
    Baby CDs with classical, lullaby, or fun music
    If cloth diapers, plastic pants and/or Velcro® covers (6 to 12)
    Diaper bag
    Diaper and accessory organizers
    Rash ointment and powder
    Wipes (at least 2 packs at all times)
    Nursing pillow and nursing stool

    Answer by Bugzmomma at 12:52 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • A good breast pump not a cheap one and a good sling or wrap to carry baby

    Answer by babylovebugs at 12:45 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Are you looking for the usual stuff or the little things you don't think of until later? :) Gum cleaner. Gerber makes it in a small tube, comes with a little massage brush that fits on your finger tip. Congrats!

    Answer by Jessica157 at 12:46 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • diapers, wipes, butt cream, lotion, bath wash, onsies, socks, other clothing items

    Answer by CABlonde at 12:46 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • lots of socks. Those thing disappear Constantly! I agree a good sling or wrap.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 12:47 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • lots of onsies. blankets. the thing for the babys nose, idk what its called. something to cut babys nails, like small scissors or clippers. bottles, pacifiers, toys you can hang on a boppy or crib that make noise and have colors (for when the baby starts seeing good), a thermometer, i have the one you put in the ear its awesome. baby body wash and wash cloths.

    theres a few, hope that helps

    Answer by xmama_bellax at 12:51 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • a boppy

    Answer by nonni2 at 12:51 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • not as much as everybody tries to tell you. Keep it simple and find things that work double duty. I beleive they have a book out called what to expect the first year- get it at the library

    Answer by chefjen at 12:52 PM on Jan. 18, 2011

  • Bottle sterilizer and organizer
    High chair (not needed until around 4 to 6 months)
    Infant spoons (3 to 4)
    Baby plates and bowls
    Spill-proof cups (1 to 2)
    Rear-facing car seat
    Car seat base for 2nd car
    Safety mirror
    Portable crib or play yard
    Sling or soft carrier
    Bouncer seat
    Jumper or stationary entertainer
    Gym or play mat
    Infant seat
    Layette (for newborn to 6 months)
    Homecoming outfit
    T-shirts or kimonos (3 to 4)
    Shirts and one-pieces (6 to 8)
    Coveralls and outfits (2 to 4)
    Layette sets
    Sweaters (2)
    Sleepwear and gowns
    Receiving blankets (4 to 6)
    Absorbent bibs (4 to 8)
    Booties or socks (3 to 6 pair)
    Hats (2 to 4)
    Snowsuit or bunting and warm hat (for winter)
    Baby Monitor
    Safety gate
    Corner guards & tot locks
    Plush toys

    Answer by Bugzmomma at 12:52 PM on Jan. 18, 2011