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…
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)
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
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
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)
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
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)
Bouncy Seat (get two if you a have a 2-story house)
Carseat – new with additional bases for all caregivers’ vehicles
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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