Join Moms on Call as they discuss all the baby products one might need to navigate the unknown. See below for a more exhaustive list…


Baby’s Room

  • Moms on Call Swaddle Blankets (QTY: 2-3)
  • Nail clippers with the white handgrip
  • Crib (bought new or within the past 5 years) 
  • Firm crib mattress (bought new or within the past
    5 years) 
  • Breathable Mesh Bumper pad 
  • Crib Sheets (QTY: 4-6)
  • Short Sleeve Onesie (QTY: 10)
  • Light Cotton Sleeper with footies (QTY: 6-8)
  • Video Monitor
  • Sound Machine (made for adults)
  • Plug covers (they even make ones that cover
    outlets where things are plugged in)
  • Cool Mist Humidifier for use as needed
  • Carbon Monoxide and smoke detector

Bathroom

  • Baby hair and body wash
  • Washcloths (QTY: baby 6-8, regular 2-3)
  • Adult sized towels (QTY: 4-6)
  • Hand towels (QTY: 2-4)
  • Baby brush with medium bristles
  • Anti-skid mat for the bottom of the tub
  • Changing Stations
  • Bulb Syringe (keep the one they give you at the
    hospital)
  • Kirkland’s Diaper Wipes (Costco)
  • Changing Pad (you can put rug grippers or velcro
    tape underneath the changing pad -where it
    touches the dresser -to help keep it from slipping)
  • Changing Pad covers (QTY: 4-6)
  • Diapers (Pampers Swaddlers are our favorite for
    babies under 12 pounds)
  • Digital Thermometer (for the diaper bag) (QTY: 2)

Feeding

  • Gerber First Essentials or Similac disposable nipples (Amazon®) on standard
    bottles (QTY: 9 each of five oz. and nine oz.)
  • Bottle brush to clean inside of bottles
  • Breastfeeding pillow
  • Regular pillows to prop behind your
    back and under your breastfeeding pillow
    for support
  • Breast pump (you can rent this from the hospital; you will want the electric one)
  • Long-handled infant spoons (QTY: 6-8)
  • Small bowls (QTY: 6-8)
  • Formula (you will get samples from the
    hospital)
  • Breastmilk storage bags
  • Spill-proof Sippy Cups (QTY: 4)

General

  • Bouncy Seat (get two if you a have a 2-story house)
  • Carseat – new with additional bases for all caregivers’ vehicles
  • Baby swing
  • Stroller (light enough for you to manage)
  • Soft Center Pacifiers from Gerber (Amazon®)
  • Cloth Diapers (to use as burp cloths) (QTY: 6-8)
  • Standard baby blankets (for tummy time on the floor, putting over them in the carseat/bouncy seat or swing) (QTY: 3-4)
  • Age-appropriate baby toys are great but in the first six months, the most
    fun and interesting thing in the world is you!
Moms On Call
Moms on Call is the voice of two pediatric nurse moms with over 20 years of experience & eight children between them. They believe in making parenting simple, portable, and relatable. With a valuable set of parenting resources, include three books and the Toddler by Design app, Moms on Call are based in Atlanta but serve parents all over the world. For more information, visit http://momsoncall.com.
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