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so i had my kids a few years ago and have kind of forgotten what you need the first week of friend is due any day now and i want to make sure she has everything.. is there anything i should ad to this list of necessities

-alcohol for cleaning cord
-cotton balls for alcohol
-thermometer to check temp
- nursing bra
-nursing pads-nipple cream
-burp rags
-diapers and wipes

thanks in advance

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Asked by swaney06 at 12:28 PM on Mar. 22, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • A nurseing pillow

    Answer by Liamsmom09 at 12:29 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • You have a great list.
    Petroleum jelly and gauze - if she is having a boy and a circumcision done
    Night lights for midnight feedings

    Answer by 2tinyhineys at 12:33 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • Maybe some diaper rash ointment, a crib or bassinet, baby bathtub, baby soap and lotion, baby towel and washrags, diaper bag, maybe a sling, and pre-prepared meals are wonderful for the first few weeks.

    Answer by Kword at 12:33 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • You may want to double check, but doctors say now that you really dont need alcholo for the cord unless you think its dirty :) We didn't use it and our DD cord did just fine. Some sort of bouny chair or swing so she can put her down somewhere other than the bassinet :) Good job though!

    Answer by yesmaam at 12:50 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • nail clippers...i know that sounds weird but you know them little nails grow fast

    Answer by mztxdelta at 12:53 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • Nail clippers or a nail file is a good one, I actually needed this at the hospital because DD's nails were so long at birth. Another thing is to make sure Mommy had pads at home. I had to go out to Target to get some a day or two after coming home because I was running out and totally sick of the hospital supply of enormous maxi pads. I didn't trust DH to pick them out himself LOL!

    Answer by MaryMW at 2:17 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • Baby Bath stuff and bath tub
    Warm Blankets to bundle them
    Baby socks
    baby Diaper bag
    Tide to go stick...VERY HANDY
    Safety first kits

    Answer by couzie139 at 3:14 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • my all time life saver is a swing

    Answer by Amanda11810 at 9:22 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

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