Please remind me of a newborn's basic needs..

  1. Hey guys! I need you to help me with my checklist on my incoming baby girl's basic needs.. And also, with the bag that I need to carry if ever I'm going to the hospital already! I forgot all those already because the last time I had that experience was 5 years ago! LOL..

    As far as I can remember, I already have bottles (big and small), Bottle Sterelizer, nipples, Food / Bottle Warmer, A bottle storage for going out.


    What else do I need? Please help me.. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. I have no clue about formula feeding, since I bf.

    I assume all you'd really need are bottles and formula. You can boil the bottles rather than using a sterelizer...and I've heard those portable warmers don't work that well anyway
     
  3. I'm planning to breastfeed as well this time.. So what do I need to prepare? Oh yeah.. I already have a breast pump..

    What about the clothes? How many pieces is enough? What do I need??
     
  4. Singlets
    Rompers
    Pairs of socks
    Swaddeling cloths
    Beanies/Hat
    Mittens

    I'd get 10 Singlets and Rompers (that's me, I like to buy too much baby stuff), a couple of pairs of socks, beanies, mittens and 4 swaddeling cloths. Check out www.babycenter.com, they have lists on there.

    Congrats on your pregnancy.
     
  5. I had twins so everything was double for me and I can't really remember. Lots of onesies, blankets for swaddling, diapers, (you don't really need the sterilizer, just boil), a few cloth diapers which will help catch the spit ups while burping...Um...Sorry, the kids killed the rest of my brain cells.
     
  6. Lots of Love
    Onesies
    Gowns
    light blankets
    1-2 Heavier blankets (not too heavy)
    bottles
    DIAPERS DIAPERS DIAPERS
    CAR SEAT
    light hats for newborns
    Formula (if you are not breastfeeding/breast is BEST)
    BABY WIPES (LOTS)
    t-shirts
    socks
    Baby Lotion
    Baby Wash
    Baby Tub
    breast pump (if you are breastfeeding)

    I've had two and they both had way too much stuff..lots of things I never even used......but I think these are the basics...
     
  7. If you are planning on breastfeeding, then all you esentially need are your breasts. The breastpump comes with bottles (at least mine did), so just use those, store them in the frige (or freeze if you are building up your supply) and warm them in a pot with warm water until the milk is at the correct temperature...flip the bottle over a few times to distribute it evently to ensure there are no hotspots, and voila! You're done.


    Here's what we have:
    - Various outfits depending on weather
    - A gazillion onesies
    - Hats
    - Socks (shoes aren't necessary now...)
    - Diapers
    - Wipes! Be sure to buy a few refills when you're at the store...they'll go quick!
    - and most important...love :smile:
     
  8. :roflmfao:
     
  9. Not sure what kind of diapers you use..if disposable, then about 20/day sometimes! If you are getting cloth diapers, at least 80 of the larger size.
     
  10. Thanks for your help guys! :biggrin:
     
  11. burp cloths, diaper rash ointement, since you're breastfeeding nursing pads and possibly a nursing cover up, nursing bras, and ointement for your nipples in case they crack, baby thermometer
     
  12. If you are breastfeeding, it may be best to buy a breastpump. I had bigtime issues with engorgement and the breastpump was incredibly helpful in relieving pain.

    It's also great to have extra bags of frozen breastmilk around so that you can go shopping/ leave the baby with a sitter. Check out the Medela storage bags & bottles.
     

  13. I agree! I had rented the medela pump from my lactation specialist. I had rented the Lactina breastpump and it was the BEST. it relieved engorgement, and helped build up my supply! the medela storage bags were very good at storing all the milk.!
     
  14. go to babycenter.com there are tons of articles and things on that site :heart: