For your first baby…you will need the following:

  • Diapers, all sizes. Babies grow fast, so stock up on a variety.
  • Baby wipes. Buy a lot…you will need as many as possible.
  • Burp rags…babies spit up a lot. Good to have a wide selection in different parts of your home
  • Pacifiers, just in case even if your baby doesn’t use one.
  • White noise machine. Baby will sleep better with noise that he/she is familiar with.
  • Clothing. Depends on the time of year. Babies grow fast so make sure you don’t over buy
  • Blankets. You don’t want to buy too many, but enough to keep your baby warm…especially in the first few weeks.
  • Car seat. That is very important to have. Make sure you know your state’s laws for car seats.
  • Diaper bag. Use the backpack method, allows for you to be hands free.
  • Diaper cream/paste
  • There are other things you could add to the list, but these items are the most common and essential.

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