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What do we need user banned
3rd Jun '13

Hi Ladies, Since there is only about 2 months left in my pregnancy and we are still needing to get quite a few things.



What we have:
Crib
Change table
Dresser
A few clothes(not really sure how many we should get)
1 can of formula(i plan to breast feed but just incase, how many large can's of formula should we get)
Some diapers
A few bottles
Wipes
Receiving blankets
wash clothes
swings
baby bath tub
high chair



What else do we need that you can think of that would be important for a newborn.

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
3rd Jun '13

All you need for a newborn are lots of burp clothes, receiving blankets, gowns and onesies, diapers, wipes, and b**bs (or formula).



Newborns don't need much.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
3rd Jun '13

If you plan to breastfeed have no formula in the house. Those first few weeks are rough and introducing formula can just cause a ton of possible issues. Nail file/clippers. Baby shampoo/wash. Maybe a bouncy chair. Nursing pillow for you. Nipple cream/pads and nursing bras. Not much that baby needs.

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
3rd Jun '13

a bouncy. my first son was addicted to his bouncy. do you have the crib in your room or will the baby have their own room. if so i would suggest getting a bassinett. also your gonna want to get some destin or a&d ointment for diaper rashes.

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting VictoriaM27:" Hi Ladies, Since there is only about 2 months left in my pregnancy and we are still needing to get quite ... [snip!] ... wash clothes swings baby bath tub high chair What else do we need that you can think of that would be important for a newborn."


Burp cloths and LOTS of em'! And of course diapers and wipes, and wipes and diapers. You can NEVER have enough.

Phf- ee bee;) Due January 26 (girl); 18 kids; Pennsylvania 5302 posts
3rd Jun '13

Carseat




Boppy pillow is really nice to have. Lots of gowns, onesies, sleepers... Light hat? Socks. Towel? Baby wash.. Baby lotion..

Zeke's Mama Due September 26; 1 child; Pensacola, Florida 5196 posts
status 3rd Jun '13

You can never have too many diapers and wipes. Burp clothes/ receiving blankets, oh you'll need a car seat.




And if you plan on breastfeeding don't keep formula in the house.

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
3rd Jun '13

definitly get the newborn gowns. while we were home thats all my kids wore when they were newborns they are so easy

**mummyX3** 3 kids; Australia 1071 posts
3rd Jun '13

baby wash stuff
nappyrash cream



maternity pads
breast pads
breast pump
sterilizer
bouncer
button under singlets if it cold
nappy san lol
spare sheets
towels

user banned 1 child; Alberta 137 posts
3rd Jun '13

I still have my baby shower to later this month so we never know what we are going to get though i know we are getting a stroller and car seat from my siblings. I am doing the formula only if i am unable to breast feed since i don't want to be stuck late at night and something happens and i am unable to produce milk.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting VictoriaM27:" I still have my baby shower to later this month so we never know what we are going to get though i know ... [snip!] ... i am unable to breast feed since i don't want to be stuck late at night and something happens and i am unable to produce milk."

Its extremely rare that a woman cannot produce milk. Many who believe they have supply issues are just not educated enough. Its easy to reach for that can at 4am when you haven't slept in days and it can be like a can of pringles once you pop you just cant stop. Introducing a bottle to early can cause nipple confusion and formula can upset their tummies.

♥ LA 1 child; ..., KY, United States 612 posts
3rd Jun '13

I would say a bouncer. I have a swing and bouncer for my DD, but she won't sit in the swing long. LOVES her bouncer though.



Car seat
Diapers and Wipes
Baby wash/ lotion
Finger nail clippers
Burp cloths

user banned 1 child; Alberta 137 posts
3rd Jun '13

Thanks for the info, i know my sil never breast fed my niece or nephew but i am not sure if she couldn't or if it's a british thing not to breast feed. I know my mom told me that usually if your mom did breast feed you as a child that you are more likely to breast feed your own child and vice versa.



I am just nervous since i have read people usally start to notice some liquid coming out by now but i have yet to notice anything.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
3rd Jun '13
Quoting VictoriaM27:" Thanks for the info, i know my sil never breast fed my niece or nephew but i am not sure if she couldn't ... [snip!] ... just nervous since i have read people usally start to notice some liquid coming out by now but i have yet to notice anything."

Breastfeeding is very popular in the UK so def. not a british thing. Not everyone leaks during pregnancy nothing wrong with that. Just trust your body to do what its designed to do

user banned 1 child; Alberta 137 posts
3rd Jun '13

Our baby will be sleeping in their own room though we have a cradle that we might ue for the first little while in our room.