Checklist for the newborn and mummies

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Baby Needs: Clothing and Layette

5-10 onesies or rompers, depending on how often you want to do laundry

5-7 baby sleepers or nightgowns

1 cold weather sleeper if necessary

5-7 pairs of baby socks

1-2 newborn hats, depending on climate

Baby Needs: Diapers and Bath Items

2 packs of disposable diapers or enough cloth diapers for at least two days. Newborns can soil up to 10 diapers per day.

1 pack of disposable wipes or 10 cloth wipes

Waterproof pad for diaper changes

3-5 baby washcloths

1-2 hooded towels, if desired.

Adult towels will work, too.

1 bottle of gentle baby wash

Baby nail clippers

Digital thermometer

Red oil to rub on baby's tummy

Diaper rash cream

Cotton Buds with two different ends

Baby Needs: Bedding and Feeding

3-4 fitted sheets for crib, cradle, co-sleeper or bassinet

5-7 lightweight blankets

1-2 heavier blankets, depending on climate

10 burp cloths

5-8 bottles, if you're bottle feeding

Breastfeeding pillow, if desired

Sterilizer

Mother needs

Breast pumps if breastfeeding

Breast pads

Breastfeeding bras

Do feel free to add in the checklist as I would compile them in the master checklist for easier reference

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Baby Needs: Clothing and Layette

5-10 onesies or rompers, depending on how often you want to do laundry

5-7 baby sleepers or nightgowns

1 cold weather sleeper if necessary

5-7 pairs of baby socks

1-2 newborn hats, depending on climate

Baby Needs: Diapers and Bath Items

2 packs of disposable diapers or enough cloth diapers for at least two days. Newborns can soil up to 10 diapers per day.

1 pack of disposable wipes or 10 cloth wipes

Waterproof pad for diaper changes

3-5 baby washcloths

1-2 hooded towels, if desired.

Adult towels will work, too.

1 bottle of gentle baby wash

Baby nail clippers

Digital thermometer

Red oil to rub on baby's tummy

Diaper rash cream

Cotton Buds with two different ends

Baby Needs: Bedding and Feeding

3-4 fitted sheets for crib, cradle, co-sleeper or bassinet

5-7 lightweight blankets

1-2 heavier blankets, depending on climate

10 burp cloths

5-8 bottles, if you're bottle feeding

Breastfeeding pillow, if desired

Sterilizer

Mother needs

Breast pumps if breastfeeding

Breast pads

Breastfeeding bras

Do feel free to add in the checklist as I would compile them in the master checklist for easier reference

Thanks mummyally. This checklist is very helpful for me especially first time being mother :)

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here are some to add:

- binders

- mittens & booties

- baby pillow & bolster

- baby carrier (optional)

- bottle & teat brush

- plastic bath tub

- baby shampoo

- maternity pad (for mother)

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I found a good list over here...

��Diapers/changing

* Cloth / disposable diapers (see diaper options)

* Changing table with security strap, if desired

* Portable changing pad

* Diaper bag

* Diaper pail

* Diaper pins (cloth)

* Plastic pants (cloth)

* Wipes

��Clothes

* Sleepers (flame retardant)

* T-shirts or onsies

* Booties or socks

* Receiving blankets

* Hats

* Sweaters

* Snowsuit or coat (if Winter time)

��Bath time

* Baby tub and pillow

* Baby washcloths and towels

* Baby shampoo

* Baby soap

* Baby lotion

* Baby hairbrush / comb

* Baby nail clipper or scissors

* Cotton swabs

��Furniture and equipment

* Car seat

* Stroller

* Dresser

* Bassinet or crib with a firm mattress (unless co-sleeping) Note: the crib mattress should be at least 5" deep and fit closely to the side. The crib slats should be no more than 2 3/8" apart to prevent possible strangulation.

o Crib blankets and sheets

o Bumper pads

o Mattress Pads

* Front-pack baby carrier or sling

* Lamp and night light.

* Playpen, if desired

* Infant swing, if desired

* Infant seat, if desired

* Baby monitor, if desired

��Feeding

* Breastfeeding

o Breast pads

o Cloth diapers

o Nursing bras

o Lansinol

* Formula feeding

o Formula as recommended

o Bottles

o Nipples

o Bottlebrush

* Bibs

* Highchair or clip-to-table chair

��Toy and Miscellaneous

* Baby-care books

* Parenting books

* Rattle, tactile toys

* Mobile

* Pacifier

* Baby books

��Safety

* Smoke detector

* Safety latches

* Electric outlet covers

* Stair gate

��Medicine kit / supplies

* Bulb syringe

* Alcohol swabs or rubbing alcohol

* Vaseline / petroleum jelly

* Saline nasal drops

* Thermometer

* Medicine dropper

* Children's medicine spoon

* Sunscreen (made for infants and children)

* Humidifier (cool-mist or vaporizer)

* Baby vitamins (as prescribed)

* Syrup of ipecac (as prescribed)

* Acetaminophen liquid (as prescribed)

* Benadryl� (as Prescribed)

* Pedialyte� (as prescribed)

��Diaper Options

Based on your personal philosophy about cost, convenience, and environmental concerns, you may choose one or a combination of the following diaper options:

��Disposable diapers

* Purchase price is more expensive than cloth

* Offer more convenience than cloth

* Easier to use than cloth (no folding or need for pins)

* In general, less ecologically sound than cloth, although some disposable diapers are now biodegradable

��Cloth diapers

* Less expensive purchase price than disposable but includes the added cost of cleaning (whether you use your own washer and dryer and pay utility fees, or you use a laundromat or laundry service)

* May be more comfortable and less irritating for babies with sensitive skin

* More ecologically sound than most disposables, even when factoring in cleaning supplies

* Babies wearing cloth diapers tend to potty train sooner

��Diaper services

* Fees and services vary within every community and across the country, but price is usually very close to what it would cost you to purchase and launder cloth diapers yourself, and much less than the cost of disposables.

* Convenience and comfort benefits include no rising or soaking cloth diapers and no regular trips to the store to buy disposables.

* Some services' diapers are pH (chemically) balanced to help prevent diaper rash.

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May i know what should bring to hospital during give birth?

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Xiaoposh, you can check this thread out - Mummy complied a pretty good list.

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Hi all mummy..

I'm soon to be a daddy here... a baby boy..

I need to know what stuffs I need to buy for my baby..

I have bought

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1) Diapers (Cloth) (2 dozens)

2) Baby shirts (Around 8 shirts and shorts, long sleeve + short sleeve)

3) Cleaning Map

4) Bath Tub

Not yet buy

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1) Milk Bottles (Planned to buy Avent at Jusco, around RM140, one set)

How many bottles do I need? In the package, it's included 2 big bottles, 2 small bottles, 1 brush and 2 Teats.

Enough?

2) Baby Car Seat

3) Baby bed

4) Sarung + Stand

5) Sterilizer (Plan to get Avent too, but is it necessary?)

6) Diapers (MummyPoko)

7) Baby wipe (Johnson & Johnson's)

8) Milk Powder (Please suggest brand, at the moment heard Enfa A+ quite ok)

9)

10)

11)

Please help... THANK YOU...

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omg... a father worrying about this thing? u have my respect, father!!! ur wife is lucky!

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My baby is 6 months + now, but my wife still having morning sickness (Actually it's 24 hours sickness), therefore I have to take over this job, which I dun mind lar... But I have to make sure I'm buying the right things...

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Dont worry... many mummy here can help u... actually we alredi have a list, have to find... i find for u ya...

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U r such a great hubby n dad to be .. cheers to u ... :D

Hi all mummy..

I'm soon to be a daddy here... a baby boy..

I need to know what stuffs I need to buy for my baby..

I have bought

==========

1) Diapers (Cloth) (2 dozens)

2) Baby shirts (Around 8 shirts and shorts, long sleeve + short sleeve)

3) Cleaning Map

4) Bath Tub

Not yet buy

=========

1) Milk Bottles (Planned to buy Avent at Jusco, around RM140, one set)

How many bottles do I need? In the package, it's included 2 big bottles, 2 small bottles, 1 brush and 2 Teats.

Enough?

2) Baby Car Seat

3) Baby bed

4) Sarung + Stand

5) Sterilizer (Plan to get Avent too, but is it necessary?)

6) Diapers (Please suggest brand)

7) Baby wipe (Please suggest brand)

8) Milk Powder (Please suggest brand, at the moment heard Enfa A+ quite ok)

9)

10)

11)

Please help... THANK YOU...

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Thanks BabySiew for the link!!!

Oh my gosh.. i am missing a lot of things, some i don't even know what is that!!!

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Still got time... dont worry, father... hehe...

U r most welcome!

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Hi,

I'm 5 months now- and yes, a new mommy-to-be.

Yesterday, was shopping for the first tiime for baby clothes. Will definitely refer to the helpful list posted here. However, I got a question about the SIZE of the onesies and sleepers.

Do I buy everything in newborn (0-3months) size? Or can I save $$$ buy buying 3-6 months size? The baby will outgrow it very very soon, I belief. Am just worried if the slightly larger sizes for sleepers or rompers may be hazardous or uncomfortable? What do you think?

Also, I woudn't know what is the size of the baby when delivered. It newborn size definitely fit?

Thanks for opinions and help from experienced mommies.

Sunshine

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it depends on yr baby's size. some babies might not fit newborn clothes coz they're born bigger! and different brands have different size for 0-3 mths! so best thing is buy a few of each size. get those with front buttons for newborn, easier to wear.

the onesies/rompers are cute but when u change diaper every other hour.... gulps... just wear a shirt & diaper/nappy will be ok for newborn in the daytime. for pants, get those with wide diaper space & if the elastic feels tight, its too tight. pants get larger size is ok, coz if too tight bb won't be comfortable & no room for the diaper.

for t-shirts, get those with side button near the collar, easier to wear.

when yr baby arrives, u'll know what size u need more. definitely keep stock of 0-6 mths outfits coz u won't hv a lot of time to do shopping at this stage.

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Happi, thank you so much for your tips!!

That is very helpful indeed and cleared many confusion I have had when shopping for my bump. :)

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Hi, i just went for my first shopping for baby today...dont know what to buy yet, just bought few clothes for new born. Anyway, thanks for the tips so that i can have the list to do the shopping. :wink:

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Looking at the list, I would actually NOT buy baby pillows, and bolsters. This is because pillows and bolsters are unnecessary (I wouldn't even put toys and what-not in the crib - just mattress and blanket) - in fact, they can lead to higher risks of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Babies can easily suffocate themselves with these things.

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You are correct meiteoh! Even for blankets....you are highly encouraged to use swaddling blankets where the baby can't kick the blanket (because it is secured with velcro) and risk suffocating the baby.

If it is unsupervised, there should be nothing on the crib and absolutely no sleeping on the tummy.....according to the ped. This will increase SIDS.

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how soon should i started buying things?should i start now?havent bought anything yet but oredi surveying some of the baby stuff

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how soon should i started buying things?should i start now?havent bought anything yet but oredi surveying some of the baby stuff

Actually when you know the gender you can start buy bit by bit, if you buy in a rush you miss alot of thing!

im now 33 weeks and got to give birth next month, there are still things that we miss to buy.

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just adding one more item to the list for mom

Mother needs

for those having natural delivery, i highly recommend a buying a rubber ring for the episiotomy. it really helps when u have to sit down after delivery. bring it to the hospital for immediate relief!

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I started to buy after i found out the gender bit by bit. You can categories into baby care, mother care, furniture, everything of breast pump, clothings etc. Usually people tend to left out some items if they were shop in rush in last minute. For first time mummy, there are many research needs to be done, nowadays there are too many brands and products in the market. It's the best if you can have a complete shopping list. I found a good one from http://www.babyjaya.com/ Besides that, there are more like Baby Registry / Wish List (this is good to distribute to your friends and relatives if they offer to buy you bb stuff) List For Hospital Bag and Developmental Milestones.

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