New mom checklist 2020

2020-04-15

 

Are you expecting a baby or did you just become a new parent? Congrats! However, there are a ton of to-dos when prepping for baby’s arrival, and shopping for all the baby essentials is not least among them. No worries as we are here to help! This is Tutis’s comprehensive checklist that will make your day easier!

 

 

Baby Gear Essentials

 

Whether you’re on the move or relaxing at home, you’ll need to need to have some key baby gear at the ready. After all, at some point, you’re going to need your arms back! Here, a list of the essential gear you’ll need when you bring your baby home and on through the first year:

 

  • Infant car seat or convertible car seat
  • Stroller
  • Baby carrier
  • Baby swing or bouncer
  • Play mat

 

 

Nursery items

 

A baby’s room calls for adorable decor for sure, but you’ll also need furniture and baby bedding that will make infant care all the easier and safer. Let’s begin by going down the list of what a nursery should have:

 

  • Crib, cradle or bassinet
  • Firm, flat mattress that fits snugly in the crib
  • 2-4 fitted crib sheets
  • Rocking chair or glider
  • Baby monitor
  • Diaper changing table or dresser with changing pad
  • Toy basket- White noise machine
  • Diaper pail
  • Swaddle

 

 

Baby clothes

 

It doesn’t get much cuter than tiny baby clothes, but you’ll want to pick out practical baby things that’ll keep your newborn comfy and cozy. When it comes to clothing, these are the baby must-haves:

 

 

  • 4-8 onesies
  • 4-8 undershirts
  • 4-8 pants
  • 4-8 one-piece pajamas
  • 1-3 rompers or other dress-up outfits
  • 1-3 sweaters or jackets (front buttoned)
  • 4-7 socks
  • 1-3 newborn hats
  • No-scratch mittens
  • 2 wearable blankets for the winter
  • Bunting bag or fleece suit for the winter
  • Lightweight and heavy stroller blankets
  • Gentle laundry detergent

 

 

 

Baby Feeding Essentials

 

Be prepared to feed your newborn around the clock—which means, whether you’re breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, you’re going to need a whole bunch of baby things for mealtime. Here are the important baby supplies to stock up:

 

 

  • 8-10 bottles and nipples
  • Bottle brush
  • Breast pump, Milk storage bags, Nursing pads, Nipple cream   (if you plan to breastfeed)
  • Formula (if not nursing)
  • 4-8 bibs
  • 4-8 burp cloths
  • Baby feeding pillow
  • Bottle warmer
  • Bottle sterilizer

 

 

Baby Health Essentials

 

Don’t forget: Babies need the occasionally grooming too. And if your child happens to get sick, you’ll want to have the right baby essentials on hand. Here’s what to buy:

 

  • Baby thermometer
  • First aid kit
  • 4-6 pacifiers

 

 

Diapering must-haves

 

Cloth or disposable diapers? Whatever you choose, stock up! Check out this list of baby necessities for diapering:

 

 

  • Changing table
  • Diaper pail and liners
  • Diaper bag
  • Diaper cream
  • Unscented baby wipes
  • Soft washcloths
  • Cloth diapers and diaper cover or disposable newborn-size diapers

 

 

Baby Bath items

 

Bath time can be tons of fun—at least, once you get a handle on that slippery baby. Best be prepared with all the right gear. Here are the must-have baby bath supplies to keep your little one safe and comfy while you get her cleaned up:

 

 

  • Baby bathtub
  • Baby shampoo and body wash
  • 2-4 hooded baby towels
  • Soft washcloths
  • Baby lotion

 

 

 

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