Is your mom around? Do you have any relatives with children?
That is far more than the bare minimum, lol. Looks like a good list and some of that you won't need right away, such as the safety supplies and convertible car seat. If you're planning on breastfeeding, I wouldn't even bother with bottles right away, especially so many. You never know what kind your child will take, especially going from breast to bottle. With only 15 - 20 cloth diapers, plan on doing a cloth diaper load at least every other day. Babies don't need shoes. You also don't need 3 places for your child to sleep... crib, cradle, and moses basket? It is recommended that a baby sleep in the same room with the parents for the first 6 months, it decreases the risk of SIDS, so if you have room, set up the crib next to your bed, or get a bassinet, then they can transfer to the crib in their own room after 6 months.
Quoting Piecey.:" A ton of that is so unnecessary, imo. I'd honestly be looking to pare the list down rather than add to it."
I didnt have a moses basket, or a changing table...
Also, if you're wanting to save money, look at buy as much a possible from craigslist or consignment/thrift stores--except for a car seat.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Piecey.:</b>" Makes sense. That's because they want you to waste money. It benefits them."</blockquote>
Haha very true. I have this list too. I only bubble in the ones I know I will need or that I just so happen to have.
This is what you really need---
-extra sheets (2)
-waterproof mattress pads (2)
-wearable blankets (2)
-infant car seat
-breast pump [if you plan to nurse]
-breast pads (1 pack)
-milk storage bags (4 packs)
-nursing covers (2)
-11 oz bottles (10)
-burp cloths (
-nursing bra [if you plan on nursing]
-Disposable (for emergencys-2 boxes)
-baby wipes (5 boxes)
-bath robes (1-2)
-Dresses (if a girl for church- 2-4)
-Long sleeve onesies (5-
-Short sleeve onesies (5-
-first aid kit
Quoting mαkαnαni:" Is your mom around? Do you have any relatives with children?"
Yeah, I guess I could ask my mom. :) I just thought the babies r us checklist was like normal. lol
<blockquote><b>Quoting mαkαnαni:</b>" Also, if you're wanting to save money, look at buy as much a possible from craigslist or consignment/thrift stores--except for a car seat."</blockquote>
Yesssss!! I got a tommee tippee bottle warmer almost brand new on Craigslist for like $8. Original price is $40.
Quoting Soon2be3!!!!!:" Why did you buy dresses? Some of that you won't need"
If I have a girl I'm gonna need at least 2 outfits for church
Quoting NeedingInfo:" Yeah, I guess I could ask my mom. :) I just thought the babies r us checklist was like normal. lol"
If you have money to blow! lol.
Quoting NeedingInfo:" If I have a girl I'm gonna need at least 2 outfits for church"
Wait until you find out or until he or she is born. You're not going to need it right away, but your child will need more clothes than just a few onesies.
Quoting mαkαnαni:" Wait until you find out or until he or she is born. You're not going to need it right away, but your child will need more clothes than just a few onesies."
when you find out you can go to goodwill. And kohls in the 70% off! I get a lot of my sons clothes from kohls from the 70% off racks.
You probably want a swing. But theres maybe twenty things on that list you truly need. We all want everything to be perfect, but in the end usually cant afford to make the perfect nursery etc. All I have for dd is bassinet, clothes, towels and rags, burp cloths and bibs, binkies, a nursing pillow, blankets, dipes and wipes, swing, and infant carrier. I have other stuff left from dd one, but its not all necessary.
Agree with everyone, much of the list is unnecessary, especially at first.
Place for baby to sleep (crib, mattress, bedding (at least 2 sheets))
Carseat (whether it be infant seat or convertible, your call)
Sleepers/onesies (don't buy too many outfits before baby's born; never know how big they'll be so you won't know what size fits. Look at consignment shops and sale racks for sure!)
Blankets (a thicker one for when outside or to lay on the floor (since you're due in winter) and a few receiving blankets (GREAT for burp cloths AND can double as towels in a pinch)
Breast pump (many insurance companies in the US cover them!)
Bottles (particularly if you're a working mom like me)
Swing OR bouncy chair
Just about everything else can be bought as needed. Hospital will give you baby wash but if you prefer a specific brand, you can buy that in advance). I'm not a fan of diaper rash creams on newborns plus you don't know what will be best for baby anyway so no need to stock up)
Are you going to be using cloth or disposable breast pads? 1 pack of disposables does not sound like nearly enough to get you through even one week once your milk comes in (you will go through ALOT util your supply regulates itself)