New Born on the way – now what?

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Having a new born baby is one of the most exciting news a family can get, but are we always prepared?

Below are the items to get before the new addition to the family: Maternity clothes for the mother, Newborn clothes, breastfeeding pump, newborn diapers, crib, towels, baby pacifier, circumcision, mom’s bra, etc…Don’t give yourself too much headache, shop for those products and read detailed checklist below:

New born Checklist

  • 8 undershirts or onesies (mix of short-sleeve and long-sleeve)
  • 5 nightgowns (for use until the cord falls off)
  • 8 one-piece stretchy sleepers (go for ones with zippers; new moms swear by them!)
  • 5 pairs of pants
  • 2 newborn hats
  • 8 pairs of socks or booties, to wear with nightgowns and outfits
  • 2 pairs of scratch mittens, to keep baby from scratching his face
  • 2 cardigans or jackets, more in winter
  • Bunting bag or snowsuit for winter baby
  • Laundry detergent for infants
  • 4 outfits for dressing up (optional)
  • 3 large cotton blankets
  • 8 receiving blankets (they also make handy burp cloths)
  • If you’re breastfeeding, you need breast feeding pump so you can pump milk and keep in fridge
  • Lots of bibs
  • Burp cloths
  • Milk storage containers (here are some essential safety tips on storing breastmilk)
  • Nursing pillow
  • Nursing bras (if buying before baby is born, buy one cup size larger than your pregnant bra size)
    Breast pads (disposable or washable)
  • Lotion for sore nipples
  • 8 four-ounce bottles with nipples
  • 6 eight-ounce bottles with nipples
  • Bottle and nipple brush
  • Formula (be sure to check expiry date and note the lot number in case of recalls)
  • Thermal bottle carrier
  • Learn about the birth process

    1. Find a doctor for your baby
    2. Get on the same page as your partner
    3. Talk to veteran moms
    4. Prepare older siblings – and pets
    5. Line up help for after the birth
    6. Know what to do when labor starts
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