Monday, February 22, 2016

Amy's Ultimate Pregnancy Checklist Series: Wishlist for Baby

Wish list for Baby:
  • Car seat and base (be sure to have it inspected so it is installed correctly)
  • Diapers: Cloth or disposable (plan for 12 per day for the first week until you get an idea of how many your little one goes through. Stock up, you’ll use them!!)
  • Disposable wipes
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Alcohol, bandages, and q-tips for belly button
  • Dresser
  • Changing station
  • Crib, mattress, bumpers, 3 fitted sheets
  • Changing pads (one for home, one for on the go)
  • Rectal Thermometer
  • Gas Drops
  • Burp Cloths (8-10, they will save your clothes!)
  • Baby Tylenol (for later when teeth come in, or if baby gets a fever at some point)
  • Baby teething gel (for later when teething begins)
  • Baby Shampoo, cleanser, and lotion
  • small, soft toys for baby to look at or hold
  • rattles
  • activity mat/ baby gym / Big blanket for floor time
  • hand socks/mittens for hospital so baby doesn't scratch up their cute little face
  • Winter baby - hats, socks/booties, warm blankets
  • Summer baby - summer hats, baby sun block, light blanket

My Tips/Tricks:
  • Vaseline! (slather on for the first few diapers, and that sticky mess is much easier to clean off their cute little newborn bums! It also helps prevent diaper rash)
  • 3 waterproof mattress pads (I like to layer 3 sheets with a waterproof pad in between each. When the top sheet needs cleaned, all I have to do is take the top layer off  and I’m good to go)
  • Baby nail clipper & a Glass* nail file (glass is much softer on the babies new fingers and nails, plus, if you're not comfortable using the clippers, the nail file is effective enough and gentle enough to do the trick)
  • white onesies (12-24,  put under baby's clothes, to help hold in inevitable leaks and explosions. White so you don't feel bad about bleaching the heck out of them.)

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