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Checklist of Baby Needs


There are so many things you need before your baby is born, we thought we would list them for you. Take stock of the things you will need for baby, and remember that SmartMomma has a store that can help you find the best online prices on all this stuff. Have fun shopping!

Layette Needs

  • 4 - 6 baby washcloths
  • 4-5 bodysuits
  • 4-5 infant t-shirts (these are good to have before the umbilical cord falls off, so baby's cord isn't smushed)
  • 3 gowns
  • 1-2 baby hats
  • 2 pairs of baby mits, newborns like to scratch at their face
  • 3 hooded bath towels
  • 2-3 long sleeve footie rompers
  • 2-3 onesies
  • 4-5 pairs of socks and booties
  • 3-4 pairs of pull on pants
  • 4 receiving blankets or swaddle blankets
  • 1 sweater or jacket
  • 1 pair soft baby shoes

0-6 Months

  • Baby Bed (bassinet, co-sleeper, play yard, and/or crib)
  • Bedding
  • Basic midweight stroller or travel system
  • Bath Tub for Baby
  • Bottles
  • Bouncer Seat
  • Breast Pump
  • Breastfeeding Pillow
  • Carrier and/or Sling
  • Diapers (cloth & disposable)
  • Diaper Bag
  • Diaper Pail
  • Health & Baby Care Items
  • High Chair
  • Layette
  • Lightweight Stroller
  • Monitor
  • Nursing Bras
  • Nursing Tops
  • Play Mat and/or Baby Gym
  • Rear-Facing Car Seat
  • Swing and/or Baby Jumper
  • Toys

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