A Helpful Checklist to Ensure You Have the Essential Items Before Your Baby’s Arrival

The baby is coming! That’s the good news. The thrill of becoming a parent is rushing through your system. But before you get too caught up in the thrill of it all, there’s the bad news. You don’t know what you need to buy for your new bundle of joy and it’s too late to do anything about it now.

Don’t worry, help is on its way. This helpful checklist will ensure that you have everything you need for your new bundle of joy, without having to worry about forgetting anything:

Baby Furniture, Bedding, and Sleep Needs

You should get furniture for the baby’s nursery. Search for baby furniture packages so that picking out furniture for the nursery won’t be difficult because you may need to pick something out now and it can take time to be completed. You should try picking pieces that match your style and also meet your needs as a parent. When choosing furnishings, you can personalize them with color choices, prints, or other design elements.

Every baby needs a place to sleep and rest their head. Your crib is the centerpiece of your infant’s bed. It can either be made up like a traditional crib, or it could resemble more of an adult bed. The choice is really up to you and what kind of feel that you would like to create for your home.


One of the most important items that you will need for your baby is diapers. Diapers are more than just a baby product. Choosing the right diapers will make everyday life easier for you. Your choice of the diaper can be influenced by many different factors, including your baby’s age, weight,  and activity level.

If your baby is born prematurely or is very small, you will need to change diapers more often. This may mean that you have to purchase newborn-size diapers. Premature babies are usually around 2 pounds when they are born. Newborn-size diapers will provide them with the comfort and protection that they need for this delicate stage in their lives. If your baby comes home right on time or after they are supposed to be born, you may need diapers that are a bit bigger. These larger-sized diapers will also present support and protection for your infant.

Bath Items

Bath time can be fun for both you and your new baby. This will give you the opportunity to bond with each other while giving your little one a chance to relax after an exciting day of learning about this new world that they are in. Get this opportunity started with a few simple bath items.

Baby towels in different colors can be quite fun and colorful. A baby washcloth will also assist you when it comes to giving your infant that perfect bath. You can use this washcloth for a variety of different cleaning purposes, from washing their hair and scrubbing down their back, to removing the dirt and grime off of their hands and face.

Feeding Supplies

Feeding your infant is not something that you want to rush through. This will be one of the most precious moments in your day. The time spent feeding, burping, and holding your baby will give you an opportunity to really bond with each other. These bonding moments will leave you feeling connected, loved, and joyous. Before your baby is brought home, you will need to make sure that all of the feeding accessories are in order. This means having a proper high chair to feed your baby. If your house is small, this can be placed right next to the table where everyone else eats.

The items listed above should provide a good starting point and we recommend checking with your pediatrician or other medical professionals before adding any additional items. We hope you found this helpful as you prepare to welcome your little one home. 

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