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February 8th, 2012, 09:27 AM
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BTDT Moms: What are your newborn MUST HAVES that you will be sure to keep stocked once baby is here?
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February 8th, 2012, 09:43 AM
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lots and lots of burp cloths or the cheap cloth diapers - wear em on both shoulders and have them stashed everywhere!
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February 8th, 2012, 09:49 AM
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Mostly just diapers and wipes. It stinks to have to run out for that in the early days.
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February 8th, 2012, 10:00 AM
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swaddling blankets
it would have been nice to have mini frig for the bedroom with premade bottles when my son was waking 10-20 times a night. It would still be nice to have it now because how much it wakes ranges from 2-8 times a night.
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February 8th, 2012, 11:19 AM
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Hmmm My list is:
Onsies
Swaddle blankets
Diapers
Wipes
Soft Jammies! Nothing better than newborn snuggles in soft little jammies!
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February 8th, 2012, 11:28 AM
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You guys are adorable! And this list is really helping me so please keep it going!!
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February 8th, 2012, 12:34 PM
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I Must have soft sweet baby gowns. My girls stayed in those for the 1st couple of months. They are so much easier than dealing with all the snaps and they are so sweet.
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February 8th, 2012, 12:48 PM
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I Must have soft sweet baby gowns. My girls stayed in those for the 1st couple of months. They are so much easier than dealing with all the snaps and they are so sweet.
OMG how did I forget to leave those off of my list! I have a whole collection of them! LOVE them!
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February 8th, 2012, 01:36 PM
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Lots of comfy, comfy sleepers. My daughter was dressed in jeans, adorable dresses, and name brands most of the time ALWAYS with a matching headband.
Baby #2 will be a lot more comfortable and I'll be a lot less stressed. I probably won't let it wear anything but jammies for the first 6 months. LOL.
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February 8th, 2012, 04:25 PM
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Lots of clothes (they puke alot...at least mine did anyways), diapers, wipes, and boobs. Not much else needed!
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February 8th, 2012, 04:44 PM
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laundry detergent (amazing how much laundry one baby can make)

Groceries (it is amazingly hard to keep up with grocery shopping in the weeks after a baby is born) especially easy prep meals (freezer meals, spaghetti)

Coffee (trust me it is a necessity for me with a newborn and toddlers - Mine rarely all nap at the same time so you can nap)
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February 8th, 2012, 04:45 PM
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I love the receiving blankets. We used them as burp cloths and even sheets! My girls were both reflux babies and spit ALLL the time. it is such a PITA to change sheets on a bassinet every 2 hours so instead I would just tightly wrap and tuck a receiving blanket around the pad and voila an easy rip off and replace sheet <3 I also loved the baby Gowns. However I hated that they would scrunch up during the night and freeze little footies (because lets face it no baby keeps socks on) so I just stitched a small piece of velcro to the bottom of each so it stayed shut
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February 8th, 2012, 05:35 PM
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How many outfits would you ladies recommend per size/age range? Do you think that I would need more that 2 weeks worth of clothes for the first 3 months? I am so clueless about how to be a mom!
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February 8th, 2012, 06:23 PM
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great advide ladies! your helping me out so much! and i agree with Kelly's question!
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February 8th, 2012, 06:26 PM
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I do laundry every 2-3 days and have about 10-12 sleepers and a few nicer outfits but for the first few months my kids spend about 90% of their time in sleepers (unless we are going out somewhere special or doing pictures)
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February 8th, 2012, 06:31 PM
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Korona utter cream for diaper rash and chapped nipples.
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February 8th, 2012, 08:14 PM
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Groceries (it is amazingly hard to keep up with grocery shopping in the weeks after a baby is born) especially easy prep meals (freezer meals, spaghetti)
I forgot about this! Thanks for the reminder. I will have more freezer meals ready this time around.
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February 8th, 2012, 08:52 PM
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My babies have been vastly different from each other in the amount of clothes they went through. With my first I swear we went through 5 or more outfits, blankets and sheets every single day. Plus my own clothes that he spit up on alll over. He had colic and was just so so spitty. Almost everything came back up and man, oh man, the exploding pooop!

With my last, though I would actually change him (wow!) when we got to a new day! I used cloth diapers with him for the first time and it made a world of difference (for the better) in the number of blow-out diapers.

#1 thing- a MOBY wrap! You can use them the second they are born, even if they are on the small side. They take a bit of getting used to but if you have a fussy baby they are a life saver for the first several months.

Honestly, though, newborns just don't require very much. I would have any baby medicines that you might need on hand, because without fail babies get sick at inconvenient times.

A baby monitor is nice to have, also I used saline drops to help my babies get buggers out of their nose, especially if they had a cold. You put in a drop and often they will just sneeze them out. Helps them breathe better, which is essential for nursing.

Lots of simple little outfits and thin blankets right at first, since it will still be pretty warm outside here. I liked my snuggopottomus? sp? which was a velcro-on blanket thing that keeps babies all wrapped up even if they kick around a lot.

And, for nursing moms, get yourself some lanolin (Lansinoh is has the mildest taste).

I liked having a little baby seat thing - not a carseat, but one of those little close-to-the-ground deals that has a 2-point harness at the crotch. Sometimes they have toys that hang down from a bar.

Swings can be awesome, or not that helpful - but you just won't know until you get to know your baby!
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February 9th, 2012, 07:12 AM
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I don't cloth diaper, but I prefer cloth wipes for those super sensitive little newborn tushies. I just use baby wash cloths from Walmart (the ones hanging by the diapers, in packs of 4 or 5) and warm water. I use small prefolds (cheap usually, but I used to cloth diaper so I've still got nice prefolds) as burp cloths.

My babies spend a lot of time is sleepers, onesies, and just a diaper. I don't even bother buying socks, lol. At least one swaddling blanket is super handy, too.

That's pretty much it for me!

And how many clothes you want to have depends on how often you want to do laundry. With five people in the house, I take a load to the laundromat at least twice a week, so I really only need enough baby clothes and blankets to last that long.
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February 9th, 2012, 07:13 AM
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lots of great advice, first time mom hear also so I'm taking notes! i was just wondering is there a master list on the web somewhere for everything you will need. I'm so afraid i will forget something. I'm already shopping great deals I find and some used stuff at garage sales I can't pass up, and thats really the fun part for me, getting great deals, and ive noticed this stuff ads up really quick to alot of money! lol Pulled my sewing machine out also and having fun with that. I'm gonna do cloth diapers and breast feed, I already have the cloth diapers, I got 2 systems in case since this my first rodeo, Im just so excited and watching a baby story just about everyday I waited 10 years for a baby! so this is just something i thought would never happen. and I thank god everyday
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