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Jeffininer's picture
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Baby Things

I know this subject gets talked to death, but I'm now starting to get freaked out that I have next to nothing for this little one. And the way things are looking, I won't be having a baby shower.

Soooo, what are some things you can't live without when the LOs are born? I'm trying to drum up the necessities for when Tyler gets here. I've got a few things on my list but wondered if maybe there is some new-found gadget that I can't live without since I had DD Smile

My list of items:

breast pads
Lansinoh milk storage bags
new boy covers for the changing pad
boy color gerber multi-use pads for the changing table
new boppy cover (not necissary, but can't put a little boy on a pink cover Wink )
Mini Arm's Reach co-sleeper (that's the one I got last week for super cheap)
laundry basket
new nipples for bottles

KET_2010's picture
Joined: 08/13/11
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I felt I couldn't live without a swing and/or bouncer. DD1 LOVED the bouncer, DD2 LOVED the swing. Those were lifesavers for me when I couldn't get them to sleep. (DD2 actually spent most of her time in the swing when I wasn't feeding or playing with her.)

Burp cloths
blankets
diaper bag (depending on if your DD still wears diapers, a big enough one for her and DS)
Of course diapers and wipes

....I just reread your post and saw that you were wondering what our must needs were...not what you might need lol. Gah I'm so tired! I'm going to leave that other list though...but my "must needs" were/are the bouncer and swing, swaddle blankets (since DD2 was swaddled for almost a year!) breast pump and accessories so DH can help as well, mobile for the crib, the obvious clothes lol.

I know some people like a chair/rocker. DD1 just liked to be help close and DD2 liked either the swing or to be held close and walked around being bounced (DH's job as my arms got tired easier and faster lol!) We do have a rocking chair that might get moved downstairs or in our room once DS gets here.

Uh if I think of more I will update, but I can't think of anything else! I do know that I am going to make my girls something for when DS gets here so he can "give them a present" and they will give him something as well, just so they don't feel left out (I'm going to make them necklaces).

I'm not sure if that answers your question, like I said I'm so tired lately (insomnia), but I think it does. Ha ha.

AnnaRO's picture
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My list:

Baby blankets and swaddling blankets
Burp cloths/spit-up rags
diapers (duh)
onsies, socks, hand mits
a good boppy
nursing tanks/nursing friendly clothes
bassinet
rocker/glider chair
swing and bouncy seat
a good maid (:ROFL: I wish!)

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Also, when I first brought DD home I was determined to not use pacifiers, but we ended up making an emergency trip to Wal-Mart to get some when she was about a month old. Stupid things were miracle workers and we couldn't live without them till she was about 6 months old when she started to refuse them. She hasn't used them since.

KET_2010's picture
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"AnnaRO" wrote:

Also, when I first brought DD home I was determined to not use pacifiers, but we ended up making an emergency trip to Wal-Mart to get some when she was about a month old. Stupid things were miracle workers and we couldn't live without them till she was about 6 months old when she started to refuse them. She hasn't used them since.

I forgot about those! DD1 loved them and DD2 wouldn't take one for the first few weeks, then she ended up wanting one, which of course got a hole and she sucked in a bunch of air...we too had to make an emergency trip to Walmart and get some! Thankfully she gave it up easily at just over a year.

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My must have are pretty much the same things.
BABY:
Cloth diapers and wipes
Nursing Pillow
Suction Bulb for baby nose (hospitals have those though too)
A few baby gowns with mittens and socks
Swaddle Blanket

Stuff for MOM:
Nursing Tanks, shirts, and pads
Post-par. pads (me)
Stiz Bath or other feel good stuff for down there
Peri Bottle (hospital has this also)

I also like gathering my nursing bedside/chairside tote that has things I might need for those long, never ending, nursing session in the beginning. My tote holds a water bottle, nail clippers/file, nipple cream, breast pads, packaged snacks, iPod, phone charger, lotion, chapstick, suction bulb, thermometer, pen & paper, address book, and a few good books for me. Sounds like a lot but its just a small caddy I picked up at the $1 bin at target and its fairly small. Ironically my tote is still in the same spot and in part-time use from DS2, just need to add snacks and some new books.

KET_2010's picture
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Ah I remembered something else lol. A nursing cover. I could use just a blanket, but I got one for $6.50 off ebay that has pockets that I can keep burp cloths, wipes, boob cream, etc in it as well. Plus I don't have to worry about DS ripping it off me in public and having a bunch of strangers in horror that my boob popped out (and DH trying to cover eyes so no one else sees my boob LOL).

Jeffininer's picture
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How the heck did I forget I need nursing bras and tanks?! Going to have to find some good ones. The ones I used with DD were cheapos because I didn't want to spend a lot of money on them when I didn't know how long I would nurse/pump. Turned out to be 7 months...going to invest in some good ones this time.

I do have a bouncer/swing combo that was a lifesaver with DD, more so the bouncer than the swing.

Will need to get some hand mitts. Forgot about those, they do come in handy with baby nails and face scratches.

I have a nursing cover-up. One of those really expensive ones. Going to have to go on a hunt to find it though :/

DD didn't take a pacie, really would like to avoid them altogether. BUT, she was a comfort nurser and I might want to avoid that too!!! That will be a hard decision.

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