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What are the MUST HAVES! to bring baby home.

Posted by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 3:17 AM
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Okay hope I dont get kicked for this but I am doing a talk to some teens and been asked to prove how expensive a baby can be...so what are the MUST HAVES for say babies frist 6 months or even year...

 

First of all just to bring baby home

Car Seat

Something for baby to sleep in (crib or the like)

Clothes

Blankets

Diapers/wipes

stroller

Its been awhile anything I am missing to bring the bundle of joy home?

by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 3:17 AM
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xoch86
by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 3:20 AM
Probably bottles.. Not sure what the going rate is for teens and breast feeding but people always look at me in amazement when the see me bfing..
So yah, bottles
Formula





*im 26, by the way..
mama2gg
by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 3:31 AM
Boobs
Diapers
Wipes
Pack of onsies

Thats all you have to have
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alandou
by April on Jun. 9, 2013 at 4:13 AM
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pacifiers, burp cloths, baby hygiene (like a mild body/hair soap, baby lotion, baby nail clippers), baby first aid kit, bulb syringe, digital thermometer, changing pads (something to use under baby's bottom in case of an accident while changing), possibly a moby wrap or some kind of carrier if mama wants to baby wear. If baby is born in spring/summer, then onesies are GREAT. If baby is born in fall/winter, then footie pjs are awesome. The parent(s) need to be educated about SIDS, proper carseat installation & use, vaccination choices, etc. Not all of these are "must haves" for everyone and new parents will quickly learn what they do and don't really need. Always nice to be prepared though. 

Baby_Avas_Momma
by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 4:46 AM
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Boobs
diapers
clothes
carseat
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mama2gg
by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 7:25 AM
LOL you NEED none of what you listed

Changing pads are you kidding me haha that is not a needed thing


Quoting alandou:

pacifiers, burp cloths, baby hygiene (like a mild body/hair soap, baby lotion, baby nail clippers), baby first aid kit, bulb syringe, digital thermometer, changing pads (something to use under baby's bottom in case of an accident while changing), possibly a moby wrap or some kind of carrier if mama wants to baby wear. If baby is born in spring/summer, then onesies are GREAT. If baby is born in fall/winter, then footie pjs are awesome. The parent(s) need to be educated about SIDS, proper carseat installation & use, vaccination choices, etc. Not all of these are "must haves" for everyone and new parents will quickly learn what they do and don't really need. Always nice to be prepared though. 

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Jessicamarquez
by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 7:28 AM
I disagree I guess your comfortable putting your baby on any surface?


Quoting mama2gg:

LOL you NEED none of what you listed



Changing pads are you kidding me haha that is not a needed thing




Quoting alandou:

pacifiers, burp cloths, baby hygiene (like a mild body/hair soap, baby lotion, baby nail clippers), baby first aid kit, bulb syringe, digital thermometer, changing pads (something to use under baby's bottom in case of an accident while changing), possibly a moby wrap or some kind of carrier if mama wants to baby wear. If baby is born in spring/summer, then onesies are GREAT. If baby is born in fall/winter, then footie pjs are awesome. The parent(s) need to be educated about SIDS, proper carseat installation & use, vaccination choices, etc. Not all of these are "must haves" for everyone and new parents will quickly learn what they do and don't really need. Always nice to be prepared though. 


mama2gg
by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 7:38 AM
I don't Vax
I wipe it down with a Clorox wipe
I put a blanket down
I change her butt

Yes I'm quite OK with random germs my child doesn't live in a bubble lol

And not to mention I think I changed my son twice in 5 years in a public place and dd once there is NO NEED you can use the car,house, lap anything
Quoting Jessicamarquez:

I disagree I guess your comfortable putting your baby on any surface?



Quoting mama2gg:

LOL you NEED none of what you listed





Changing pads are you kidding me haha that is not a needed thing






Quoting alandou:

pacifiers, burp cloths, baby hygiene (like a mild body/hair soap, baby lotion, baby nail clippers), baby first aid kit, bulb syringe, digital thermometer, changing pads (something to use under baby's bottom in case of an accident while changing), possibly a moby wrap or some kind of carrier if mama wants to baby wear. If baby is born in spring/summer, then onesies are GREAT. If baby is born in fall/winter, then footie pjs are awesome. The parent(s) need to be educated about SIDS, proper carseat installation & use, vaccination choices, etc. Not all of these are "must haves" for everyone and new parents will quickly learn what they do and don't really need. Always nice to be prepared though. 


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heathermarie23
by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 7:38 AM

though they don't cost anything... patience!

Jessicamarquez
by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 8:23 AM
I don't vax either? I take my DD out so she's exposed and a blanket is a barrier so althou it isn't a formal one if you had a changing mat I'm sure you'd use it lol I didn't mean to come off rude. There are plenty of things that you can use as a changing mat you're right.


Quoting mama2gg:

I don't Vax
I wipe it down with a Clorox wipe
I put a blanket down
I change her butt

Yes I'm quite OK with random germs my child doesn't live in a bubble lol

And not to mention I think I changed my son twice in 5 years in a public place and dd once there is NO NEED you can use the car,house, lap anything
Quoting Jessicamarquez:

I disagree I guess your comfortable putting your baby on any surface?




Quoting mama2gg:

LOL you NEED none of what you listed





Changing pads are you kidding me haha that is not a needed thing








Quoting alandou:

pacifiers, burp cloths, baby hygiene (like a mild body/hair soap, baby lotion, baby nail clippers), baby first aid kit, bulb syringe, digital thermometer, changing pads (something to use under baby's bottom in case of an accident while changing), possibly a moby wrap or some kind of carrier if mama wants to baby wear. If baby is born in spring/summer, then onesies are GREAT. If baby is born in fall/winter, then footie pjs are awesome. The parent(s) need to be educated about SIDS, proper carseat installation & use, vaccination choices, etc. Not all of these are "must haves" for everyone and new parents will quickly learn what they do and don't really need. Always nice to be prepared though. 



angela.bouchard
by on Jun. 9, 2013 at 9:58 AM
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Okay, I don't understand this. A stroller is not needed to bring a baby home first off, but at the same time if you are trying to "prove" how expensive a baby is then why not talk about the LONG TERM costs of having a child, rather than just the first 6 months? Because the first 6 months isn't a whole lot when that's ALL you are thinking about.

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