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Help me remember what I need C.K.I Due September 10 (girl); 2 kids; Texas 13314 posts
11th Jul '13

& I'm talking bare essentials because I'm on a very limited budget. I'm using cloth diapers and am going to try really hard to breastfeed (it didn't work the last two times.)



So far I have
carseat
a few newborn, 0-3 and 3-6 outfits
3 swaddling blankets
a few warmer blankets
socks
and I have a few OS cloth diapers and like 10 NB cloth diapers ordered. I plan to order some prefolds and covers soon.



uhhh, what else? It's been almost 4 years since I've had a newborn and my mind is blank.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
11th Jul '13

A place for her to sleep
Nursing pads
Nursing bras/ shirts

dungonenutz Due December 16; 2 kids; Rhode Island 1732 posts
11th Jul '13

All i brought for baby was her coming home outfit, i had the most trouble making sure id packed everything id need for myself.

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 7116 posts
11th Jul '13

Soap
lotion
q-tips
vaseline
Lanolin(nipple cream)
You can buy almost all of that at the dollar store and it works just as well as johnson and johnson and name brand. It all uses the same in the end or ends up in the trash!

3sACrowd 3 kids; Alaska 3391 posts
11th Jul '13

Baby soap, rags, nursing pads, a crib

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
11th Jul '13

I'm not sure what a Texas fall/winter is like, so I can't suggest much. But infant nail
Clippers (save you from buying scratch mits, which never stayed on for us anyway), Cloth diaper soap or the stuff to make your own, rash cream.

dungonenutz Due December 16; 2 kids; Rhode Island 1732 posts
11th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 3sACrowd:</b>" Baby soap, rags, nursing pads, a crib"</blockquote>




Dont the hospital have baby soap?..... A crib? Really?

orchidlovingmama 2 kids; Santa Rosa, California 1769 posts
11th Jul '13

I would try to get a few more outfits such as onsies and sleepers. You're going to want want a few otherwise you will be doing laundry constantly. I would also try to get a few burp cloths/recieving blankets because those come in very handy. I hope you are able to bf but JIC you should have at least one bottle and a hand pump ready. I think they may supply a hand pump in the hospital and a bottle too, but I'm not sure about you're hospital. I don't know if you have wipes or make your own, but those are also essential of course. idk if you're going to use your sink, but a baby bath tub, our even just one if those newborn bathtub mesh prop up things would be really useful, along with some kind of soap that will be mild enough for baby. Which reminds me, you will need a towel and a couple wash rags. Maybe I could help you with something? Are you having a boy? I could send you some barely used nb onsies and sleepers that my little chunk grew out of?

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
11th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting dungonenutz:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting 3sACrowd:</b>" Baby soap, rags, nursing pads, a crib"</blockquote> Dont the hospital have baby soap?..... A crib? Really?"</blockquote>
The OP is about stuff to buy not stuff to bring to the hospital.

dungonenutz Due December 16; 2 kids; Rhode Island 1732 posts
11th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting *Mary Moon*:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting dungonenutz:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting 3sACrowd:</b>" ... [snip!] ... have baby soap?..... A crib? Really?"</blockquote> The OP is about stuff to buy not stuff to bring to the hospital."</blockquote>




Lol i just realized that

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 7116 posts
11th Jul '13
Quoting dungonenutz:" <blockquote><b>Quoting 3sACrowd:</b>" Baby soap, rags, nursing pads, a crib"</blockquote> Dont the hospital have baby soap?..... A crib? Really?"


Obviously OP isn't taking everything she just posted with her to the hospital to give birth. Just by the list you can tell it's stuff she has at home and asking what else she needs AT HOME. :roll:

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
12th Jul '13

Infant socks. Cloth diapers for burb clothes- much better and you get more in a pack than real burp clothes. I just got gerber at target. And I also used receiving blankets.



Also, thrift shop. I got a bunch of receiving blankets and nice blankets for .50 to $2 same with onesies and really cute like new newborn through 6 months clothes. Rubbing alcohol for the belly button unless you plan on letting it dry naturally. Still use cotton balls and very diluted soap and water, then dry with cotton balls. So I guess cotton balls lol nursing pads. Pads for after birth. Rash cream. Infant Tylenol. A hat or two.

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 7116 posts
12th Jul '13
Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:" Infant socks. Cloth diapers for burb clothes- much better and you get more in a pack than real burp clothes. ... [snip!] ... with cotton balls. So I guess cotton balls lol nursing pads. Pads for after birth. Rash cream. Infant Tylenol. A hat or two."


You can't use infant tylenol till at least 2 months so that's not something she **needs** and I was told to never use cotton balls with the cord stump due to the cotton pulling apart to easy and getting stuck and could very easily cause infections.



Thrift store shopping is a GREAT idea!! You can find some great deals!

C.K.I Due September 10 (girl); 2 kids; Texas 13314 posts
12th Jul '13
Quoting orchidlovingmama:" I would try to get a few more outfits such as onsies and sleepers. You're going to want want a few otherwise ... [snip!] ... something? Are you having a boy? I could send you some barely used nb onsies and sleepers that my little chunk grew out of?"

Awww thanks. I am having a girl though. I actually have quite a few outfits because I've been buying them each week. I think a breast pump is covered because one of my relatives works for WIC and she has told me that she will send me a nice one. I am definitely planning to have some bottles and a pump because I have classes and will be away from baby for a few hours once a week.




edited because I have to copy each reply that I make before I post because my internet keeps crapping out on me and I am tired of re-typing stuff. I just pasted this in the wrong thread lol.

orchidlovingmama 2 kids; Santa Rosa, California 1769 posts
12th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting C.K.I:</b>" What kind of inserts did you use? Just the ones that came with the diaper? I have 10 hemp and 10 4 layer ... [snip!] ... from a co-op (hopefully they are here by the time baby is.) I am worried about leaks because I keep hearing horror stories."</blockquote>




I use disposables. If you're interested in some lightly used baby boy clothes pm me your address and I will send them out tomorrow : )