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What Does My New Baby Really Need? A Guide to Shopping for Your New Baby

 by: Melida Cohen

What is it do I really need to buy for my new baby? While writing my latest book found at www.CareForMyBaby.com . I found that this is a question a lot of new moms must ask themselves. Having a new baby is a huge expense, and it is hard to stay on budget when you see all of the cute outfits in the stores. While all of the tiny things are really tempting to buy, please keep in mind that babies grow really fast. One of the biggest mistakes that new parents make is over shopping for clothes. Remember, you will probably keep baby in a lot during those first few months so cute outfits with matching hats and shoes may not get any use. Plus if you are going to have a baby shower you will receive a lot of cute outfits fit for your little bundle of joy. Below is a list of things that I put together as a guide for you to use while doing your shopping. Remember to do your shopping after your baby shower this way you will only buy what you need.

Health and Safety

* digital thermometer

* nasal aspirator

* infant acetaminophen drops

* baby monitor

* night lightBaby Care Products

* baby shampoo/baby wash

* diaper cream

* baby nail clippers or safety scissors

* baby oil/lotion

* baby brush and comb

* a couple of pacifiers (even if you don't plan to use!)

Layette and Diapering

* newborn diapers/cloth diapers/wraps or set up diaper service

* baby wipes and/or extra baby washcloths

* diaper pail

* burp cloths or extra cloth diapers

* gowns/kimonos or newborn sleepers (4-6)

* receiving blankets (4-6)

* swaddling blankets (2-3)

* crib blanket or quilt

* newborn socks or booties (4-6 pair)

* newborn cap (1-2)

* hooded bath towels and wash cloth

* 4-6 T-shirts or all-in-ones

* 1-2 sweaters or bunting (depending upon season)

Baby Equipment

* baby carrier (sling, wrap or pack carrier)

* infant seat (have to bring it to the hospital!)

* stroller or carriage

* bouncer seat or swing

* diaper bag   (continued...)

What Does My New Baby Really Need? A Guide to Shopping for Your New Baby
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About The Author

Melida Cohen is the author of "Baby's First Year: Everything You Should Know but probably don't". She is a wife and mother to 3 children ages 1, 7, and 8. Her goal is to empower new mothers and mothers to be. Visit http://www.CareForMyBaby.com to get a free copy of her baby care newsletter or visit her blog at http://www.CareForMyBabyBlog.blogspot.com to chat with her and other new moms.