Getting ready for a baby,what do i need?

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Getting ready for a baby,what do i need?

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-Crib -Crib set -Water proof sheets -About 300 newborn diapers -Swaddling clothes -Hats -Baby nail clippers -Thermometer -Shampoo, lotion, baby powder, soap -Hooded towels -Hand towels (to wrap baby in during bath to keep warm) -Bath tub or chair for normal bath tub -Diaper pail -0-3 months clothes -Rattles -Stroller -Car seat (if you have a car) -Diaper bag -Wipes -1 or 2 bottles -Breast pump (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Lansinoh-Manua… -Socks -Baby Tylenol -Changing table (some come with the dresser) -Bibs -Burping rags -Blankets -Soft washclothes -Baby monitor (not necessary if baby sleeps in the same room as you, but nice to have) I think that’s pretty much it for newborns. Babycenter is a GREAT place to look at. They have lots of helpful information!

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I’m not a mother, but I am a midwife, so for your hospital stay make sure you have….pads (for yourself), old under wear (don’t bother with buying new ones as you will bleed a fair bit), nappies for your baby, enough outfits for your baby, mittens for your baby (some parents like to use them as babies often scratch their faces), baby wraps, a going home outfit for your baby (not necessary, but some parents like to have a nice outfit to put on their baby when they leave the hospital), comfortable clothes for yourself, slippers, toiletries (for you and you may like to buy some baby soap for your baby’s bath, although most hospitals do have baby soap), and the camera! Don’t forget the camera so you can take lots of photos of your new family! You may also want to play your own music when in delivery suite, so take some cds. You may also like to take some food and drink. The hospital will have food and drinks, but when your’re in labour you will need to keep well hydrated and may need some