Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Baby Prepping: Baby’s Room

The baby will be in our room with us for a few days or weeks or months (who knows!) but having all of this little one’s stuff ready for him or her will be helpful!

There are many great checklists of what you need for baby in the first few months.  I used this list, and this list, and also this list just to be sure. 

clothes - Don’t buy too many newborn outfits – the baby might not fit into them anyway.  I know this series of posts is about not having to leave the house for a while after baby is born, but if I need more clothes I’ll give my mom or a friend some cash and a list of what I need.  Or I can just let them hang out in a diaper – not like the baby cares what they are wearing!  I washed all the newborn and 0-3 month clothes I received at my baby shower that night so they are hanging in the closet ready for baby to wear. 

blankets – We have plenty to keep baby warm

receiving blankets – I have enough to receive a small army all washed and ready to go!

formula – I plan on breastfeeding, but I have samples from my dr and Buy Buy Baby just in case!

diapers & wipes – we are using cloth once the baby fits into them but are stocked up on disposables for the first month.  I don’t want to have to worry about learning what to do with a newborn and learning to use cloth diapers (not that they are any harder, but that’s what the plan is).

bedding – Only thing on the baby’s bed should be a sheet.  No blankets, stuffed animals, bumpers, or anything else – this reduces the chance of SIDS.  I’ve grown this baby for the past 10 months so having some cute things on the crib is not worth the risk in my opinion. 

diaper bag – stocked and ready to go so leaving the house when we feel like it will be just a little easier. 

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