Ok so I’ve been wondering what I’m going to need when this baby gets here. I know some friends in college told me love would be enough.. Love, some clothes and diapers I guess. But yea, I’ve gotta get real. I waited awhile to be ready to have a baby so I could hopefully afford more than the essentials. But since I’m more than three months pregnant now I figured it was about time to get real, buckle down and see what I’m REALLY going to need.
I have a Prego Planner and it ROCKS! I’m going to be giving you a full review on it soon so I won’t spoil it all now, but it’s really helped me stay organized with this pregnancy and all of the information I need to know and/or remember.
One of the many many things it has which I LOVE is a Newborn Checklist. And it lists all of the things I may need for the first few months of Spawnie’s life. Yes, it’s daunting at first, but that’s ok. I’ve got a long way to go. All of these things aren’t total necessities, but it gives me an idea of what I may need. I’m sure I’ll get a lot used/recycled, and as gifts, but it’s an encompassing list of what I may want to end up with.
I’m listing it below, and throughout pregnancy I’ll mark off what I have to have a visual of what I still need. A
strike through means I have it!
Waterproof crib liner
Fitted sheets (2-3)
Rocker/glider- Coming from grandma!
Nursery monitor-Coming-Won from Real Moms
Bottles Bottle Sterilizer
Bottle warmer Bottle drying rack Nursing pillow Breast pump Nursing pads Nursing cream Breast shields
Milk storage bags
Travel formula dispenser
Pacifiers Pacifier clips
gas relief drops
Washcloths (5-10) Baby wash
Tub toy pouch
Hooded towels (2-4)
Toys and More
Swing Bouncer seat
Walker- Not getting
Books and Music
Preggo Planner Pregnancy books Childbirth books Breastfeeding books Parenting books Baby book Journal Educational music Lullaby music
OPTIONAL STUFF I’D LIKE
Baby sling Baby Wrap Diaper stacker Nursery curtains-Made by me, Yay! Pregnancy pillow
Diaper pail and refills
Burp cloths Booties and socks Dresses(More than enough) Hats (2-4) (or 10)
Footed rompers Sweaters Swaddle blanket Baby laundry detergent
Baby clothes hangers
First aid supplies
Baby fever reducer
Baby brush and comb
Carbon monoxide detector
Rear-facing infant car seat
Car seat base for 2nd car
Full-size stroller-Coming- Won from Real Mom TV!
Stroller rain shield
Infant car mirror
Pack and play- Coming from grandma!
Thank you cards Stamps Camera Camcorder
Baby calendar Personalized items
Not bad for
13 weeks 34 weeks right? I know that I obviously don’t need all of these things from day 1. I can build up a lot of this stuff after Spawnie gets here, and some of the safety stuff after he/she starts crawling around. Surprisingly I have quite a few things already! Anything you think I don’t need or that I forgot on the list?