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Thought I was prepared

then I realized that I have no baby toiletries at all, no baby wash, no lotion, no diaper cream, nothing. I thought I was pretty much set. I should think of what I need, for the house, diaper bags, and hospital bag and thanks to allergies we are in desperate need of kleenex, might as well add some baby things to the list and go shopping. I want to be done but there is still so much to do!

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Aww! I hate when you think you are good to go, and then realize you arent. Horrible feeling!!

You can buy most of those things cheap - sometimes places like walmart or drug stores etc have baskets that have everything in them. I really liked the sample sizes when DS was first born - small containers and I could get a small amount out for his hair or body. especially for the shampoo. I didnt "stock up" as much on those things - I did and still do buy them as I need them.

As for the hospital bag - they had cream and vaseline and baby shampoo for us to use when DS was born. maybe see if your hospital supplies that stuff.

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PMGoodness, I have SOOOO much left to do!

My mom just bought me some Philosophy baby stuff. I use Philosophy and had no idea they had a babies line. It's expensive of course so I doubt I'll be buying it myself but it's nice for the new baby.

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BTDT moms, how much of that stuff is actually needed? Do they need lotion and oil and whatnot? I have no idea and have none of it.

Thanks!

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"jessica2575" wrote:

BTDT moms, how much of that stuff is actually needed? Do they need lotion and oil and whatnot? I have no idea and have none of it.

Thanks!

I never used lotion with DS and doubt I will with this one. Lotion, you'll definitely need. Baby wash is of course a must. I don't think I ever used anything other than that. Besides the occasional Butt Paste (AWESOME STUFF).

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"jessica2575" wrote:

BTDT moms, how much of that stuff is actually needed? Do they need lotion and oil and whatnot? I have no idea and have none of it.

Thanks!

Definitely need baby wash, diaper cream, and used lotion only when she was dry. I never used oil or powder. I had several different kinds that were given as gifts at the two shower I had with her, so I had a variety to choose from, turned out johnsons worked best with her, gave away the rest. Somebody got me baby wash from costco, must have been 2 or 3 big things of it, I swear that lasted me a year. Same thing with lotion, though I was probably using more on me than her!

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"jessica2575" wrote:

BTDT moms, how much of that stuff is actually needed? Do they need lotion and oil and whatnot? I have no idea and have none of it.

Thanks!

I was given but never used the oil and rarely used the lotion. I use the powder on myself Lol
The head to toe baby wash from johnsons is wonderful, its what we use. I like the bedtime bubble bath too now that hes older and likes bubbles.

For diapers I used vaseline and a zinc based cream. Zincofax is the brand name here thats really good, but any zinc based cream works well. I like them better than the penetin creams.
I honestly use vaseline about 90% of the time. DS has rarely had a rash, and when he pees if his diaper was off (like when Im inthe middle of changing him lol) the liquid literally beads up and rolls off his skin with vaseline on it. Its wonderful! When he does get a rash, I apply TONS Of the zinc cream and it goes away quickly. Maybe we've just been lucky, but hes only had a bad rash a few times, and only once did we have to go to the doc for a cream. (which worked very well too lol)

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Don't you feel like you've got a list 24/7 going through your head prepping for baby? Smile

I wouldn't bother with oil (I think used on cradle cap?) And powder isn't necessary either. Baby wash and diaper cream are the ones I used the most along with lotion. I'd give DS a massage with his lotion after every bath, its part of our cuddle time. I think it relaxed him. He knows how to put it on himself now and will request it if daddy forgets it on his bath nights! hahahha..:p

We still haven't assembled crib, put up trim, changed ceiling fan, and I could go on! For those of you moving I have deep sympathies, BTDT!

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"jessica2575" wrote:

BTDT moms, how much of that stuff is actually needed? Do they need lotion and oil and whatnot? I have no idea and have none of it.

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I bought one small bottle of California Baby wash and we're only 1/2 through it with DD. She's almost 15 months....I use just water on her about 75% of the time though. She's a baby. We used almond oil on her religiously when she was about 3-12 mos because she had eczema, as well as lotion - but it wasn't baby lotion. We did use some Cali Baby lotion, and still do, when her skin isn't nearly as dry.

And we bought a huge jar of Butt Paste, which is only now just getting toward the end. We only use it on her at night though, since that's when she doens't get her diaper changed promptly. She's never even had a red bum, so I'm thinking it's pretty good. Wink

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I still have a lot to do too. I need to go shopping but just can't seem to find the time or energy. It is impossible taking DD with me to the store right now. She is just a hard to control child - too independent, stubborn and aggressive.

I did not use oil or powder with DD. I did use lots of hair/body wash and lotion.

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"Mustanglisa" wrote:

then I realized that I have no baby toiletries at all, no baby wash, no lotion, no diaper cream, nothing. I thought I was pretty much set. I should think of what I need, for the house, diaper bags, and hospital bag and thanks to allergies we are in desperate need of kleenex, might as well add some baby things to the list and go shopping. I want to be done but there is still so much to do!

I don't have that stuff either.. I seen a 24oz @walmart $4.97 each (lotion and the wash) It was not in the baby section it was near the regular lotions. . I'm going to pick that up next week

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"jessica2575" wrote:

BTDT moms, how much of that stuff is actually needed? Do they need lotion and oil and whatnot? I have no idea and have none of it.

Thanks!

I don't use Oil and I have heard your not suppose to use power under a certain age.
I get Johnson & Johnson Wash (yellow Bottle) & Lotion (Pink Bottle)
Thats what they use in the hospital. and My kids never had a prob with it. Now getting different scents and so on . I would not do cause babies have sensitive. skin.

Also Desitin Diaper Rash Cream . never had a issue with it either
Other Than that I Don't put nothing else on my kids.

As far as the Cradle cap... ( DO NOT USE BABY OIL ) it makes it worse. All 3 my kids got it and it was horrible.
With my last son i used PURE OLIVE OIL AND It never Got worse It cleared up within the 2weeks i used the olive oil let it sit 30min and Washed with Johnson Shampoo ( brown gold Looking color) I would put it in b4 i nurse and by the time i was done it was ready to rinse out. . as when i was using the baby oil for my 1st 2boys they had it 4+ months Sad and it was getting so outta control.

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I was lucky enough to get quite a bit of that stuff at my first shower, so I think I'm set. I bought some infant gas drops a week or so ago... not sure that I need any other meds since I don't think they can take them until 6 mos right?

I read about the olive oil for cradle cap - I also read you should use it on their bum for the first few poops that are hard to clean off. If you use olive oil it makes it much easier. It was an article on the surprising uses for olive oil - maybe in an Am Baby mag?? They basically said it was good to have a bottle on the changing table for about 5 different baby things.

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"Cassandra83" wrote:

I don't have that stuff either.. I seen a 24oz @walmart $4.97 each (lotion and the wash) It was not in the baby section it was near the regular lotions. . I'm going to pick that up next week

I picked up some in the baby section at walmart, then saw those big ones up near the shampoo. What is wrong with them that they don't put it all in one place?!? So annoying. Still have a few things to get, but I am getting closer.

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I have been told about the olive oil for the cradle cap as well.

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"3-o-me" wrote:

I read about the olive oil for cradle cap - I also read you should use it on their bum for the first few poops that are hard to clean off. If you use olive oil it makes it much easier. It was an article on the surprising uses for olive oil - maybe in an Am Baby mag?? They basically said it was good to have a bottle on the changing table for about 5 different baby things.

I wish i knew about it with 1st baby ..But it sure made life easy with 3rd

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Oh, cococnut oil! Seriously best thing ever. Great for cradle crap, diaper rash, dry skin, etc.