Baby Necessities (first year)
By: Brianna Tapia, Cameron Thomas, & Monie Crawford
What To Look For
You will need anywhere between 5 to 7 shirts for your baby.
TIP: Look for the outfits with snaps, for easy access.
Babies will go through at least 12 diapers a day.
Wipes: Whether you plan to buy wipes, make your own, or use a washcloth and warm water!
Changing pad/table: Buying a changing table is not necessary,
Some parents use a changing pad or just a towel on the floor or bed.
TIP: Look for disposable diapers
Baby Carrier: Carriers are convenient, because your child is close to you and you have two free hands.
Stroller: A stroller is definitely something to consider. Your baby can nap comfortably while you're out doing stuff, easy access to baby accessories, etc.
Car Seat: A car seat is highly needed, whenever you're traveling with your children; you want them to ride safe and comfortable.
TIP: Consider getting two car seats for their Grandparents!
Nursing Pillow: Used to support your child's head when feeding them!
Breastfeeding Accessories: Lanolin ointment can relieve your sore nipples!
Burp cloths 6-12: To catch vomit and wipe up other baby fluids.
Bottles 6-12: For newborns, invest in 4 and 8-ounce bottles
Formula: There are plenty of formulas out there for babies
Bottle Brushes: Convenient for scrubbing nipples, bottles, etc.
Breast Pump: For storing breast milk
Breast Milk Bags: To save milk
Bowls: Most parents prefer a bowl with a suction cups on the end.
Spoons: Plastic spoons are ideal.
Sippy Cups (3-5): These cups include a lip with a spout. You won't have to worry about spills and messes. Also, cups with handles are easy for your child to manage.
Tip: Look for small cups
- Baby acetaminophen or ibuprofen
- Liquid Soap
- Sterile Bandages
- Insect Repellent
- Calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream
- Cold Pack
- First Aid Guide
Bulb Syringe: Use with saline drops to clear baby's stuffy nose
Teething Toys: These making the teething process easier for your child
Digital Thermometer: This is very critical to keep
Baby Nails or Clippers: Trim your child's nails safe and easy
Baby Laundry Detergent: Some brands make detergent special for babies
Soft Bristled Baby Brush: Handy for cradle cap
TIP: These are not expensive, so don't feel as though you should expand your budget