The long awaited day is approximately here! Soon you will hold a valuable baby in your arms, and you want all to be perfect! Bringing home a newborn baby, especially when it is your first, may be daunting. Such big changes and unknowns may reason a new mother’s stress. "De-stressify" your homework with this newborn baby checklist. It will assist give you the confidence to know you are ready!

 The following newborn baby verifies list be used as a principle in the quest to be ready for your new arrival. At the same time as no checklist will have you ready for EVERYTHING, this one should come close!

Feeding - After you have determined whether you will be bottle feeding or breast feeding, you will want to think which items you will need to help you in rising a healthy baby.

Breastfeeding Requirements:

Nursing pads - washable or disposable

Breast pump

Breast milk storage containers

3-5 nursing bras

Nipple cream

Nursing cover

10 burp rags

Breast feeding pillow

Bottle Feeding Requirements:

Bottles - start with just some until you know what your baby will prefer

Formula - don't stock up until you know it will "agree" with your baby

 Nipples (clear silicone)

Bottle brush

10 burp rags

Drying rack

Sterilization bags

Bottle warmer

 Clothing - Newborn babies develop into the next size extremely fast! Don't go crazy buying the little Newborn Clothing items or you can find that your baby has outgrown them sooner than she/he has still had a possibility to try them on! By the time your baby is about 3-4 KG, you will require the 3 month old clothing. Some bigger babies even skip the infant size overall!

 The quantities listed at this time are based on the supposition that you will be washing your laundry at least 3 times per week.

5-7 sleepwears

5-10 newborn sized outfits

2-4 wearable blankets or sleep sacks

Dress clothes

2 sweaters

4-6 Onsies

Snowsuit - do NOT use when your baby is in his/her car seat

2 pairs of mittens (for preventing scratches)

Accessories - such as shoes, hair decor, jewelry

6-10 pairs of socks (more is better because they are so little that they get lost or "eaten" by the washing machine)

Mild laundry detergent

Bathing and Grooming - When my first baby was born we had very little in the way of baby supplies - and nothing for bathing. Do you know what we exposed? We didn't really need much. He got completely clean when I bathed him in the bathroom sink and washed his hair with the kitchen sink hose.

So why did I embrace most of the following items in this newborn baby checklist? Expediency. There is a LOT to be said for ease when you have an infant baby in the house!

Baby bathing sponge or Baby tub

2 hooded towels

4 baby washcloths

Baby nail clippers

Baby lotion

Baby shampoo/body wash

Diapering - "Changing a diaper is a lot like getting a present from your grandmother - you're not persuaded what you've got other than you're attractive sure you're not going to like it." (Foxworthy) No baby checklist would be entire without "covering" this.

Changing table with a water-proof pad

Wet wipes - either commercial or home-made

Hand sanitizer

3 washable changing pad covers

Wipe warmer

Diaper rash remedy

Diaper removal or diaper pail with liners

Basket or diaper holder for keeping diapers orderly if using disposable diapers:

24-36 cloth diapers

10-12 disposable diapers per day OR If using cloth diapers:

8-10 diaper covers

Diaper pins if the chosen system calls for them

Inserts and liners

Diaper sprayer

Nursery Items - A wonderfully decked-out nursery is a enjoyable way to get ready for your new baby. Giving the baby's room personality and then putting away the items he/she will be using makes it start feeling like he will actually be arriving soon! consider:

Baby size hangers


Night light

Rocking chair

Nursery decor - bed skirt, wall hangings and window coverings,

Sleeping - Newborn babies use about 18 out of all 24 hours sleeping. At least a few of that time you will want to put him/her down to tend to your own wants. Your baby's safety during that time is supreme. Providing a comfortable, safe, familiar place to sleep will help your baby set up good sleeping habits which will in turn make easy YOUR sleep. You will need:

Sleeping place - crib with Moses basket, bassinet, mattress, portable crib or co-sleeper

3 fitted sheets

2 mattress pads

6-8 receiving blankets

Baby monitor

A small fan for air flow and white noise

Traveling - Whether it is across town or across the country - you will desire to show off your baby. Traveling with a newborn is more difficult than grabbing your keys and walking out the door other than you will be ready for any journey if you have:

Car seat

Replacement car seat cover

Diaper bag

Baby sling or carrier


Car seat travel bag for air travel

Portable crib

Blankets of varying thicknesses

Safety - Your newborn won't be mobile for some months other than you will want to have safety items in place well before that occurs.

Corner/edge bumpers

Safety gates

Outlet covers

Safety locks

Health - No one likes to believe about their baby becoming ill, but earlier or later it is jump to happen. Be ready by having the following items on hand:

Infant acetaminophen - use with newborns only under advisement of your pediatrician

Petroleum jelly

Digital thermometer

Nasal aspirator/bulb syringe

Rubbing alcohol & q-tips (for umbilical cord care)

A great pediatrician

Don't forget to add your baby to your health insurance policy!

Saline nasal spray