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    Asonia is offline Registered User
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    List of Essentials

    What are the essentials one needs for newborns? For all the various areas:
    Clothing
    Bedding
    Feeding
    Accessories
    Any other things that are vital for new parents?

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    For me what was esential, I am sure it is different for everyone, were

    onsie undershirts
    sleepers
    Large size recieving blankets
    a couple of nice outfits for going out
    cradle swing
    playpen in my room (crib we used later in baby's room)
    baby bathtub
    small washclothes
    washer and dryer!!!!
    mobile
    socks to use as mitts to keep the baby from scratching. They stay on a lot better than the real mitts
    hats
    diapers
    vaseline
    zinc cream
    wrap to carry baby in

    that is all that I used the first month. I had just myself and my husband to help after my mom left the first week. You don't really need a lot. There is so much stuff you can buy that ends up being usless. Like for me, I never used the monitor I bought because I could here every sound and couldn't sleep. If the baby cried I could here it without the monitor as his room is right next to mine. Baby went to his own room at 5 weeks.

    Editted to add

    For bedding I use the crib sheet and light blanket. Once baby is older and moves, I use a grobag. That is all I have in the crib.

    Feeding, I did use some breasts pads the first month for leakage. Baby doesn't take a bottle,or soother, so no advise on that aspect of feeding

    These are the things I bought and never used,

    soothers and the things to attach them to clothing
    , breast pump, rarely used,
    a few bottles and nipples,
    monitor
    bouncy chair
    jarred baby food and baby cerals (baby refused them)
    sippy cups with valves in them
    Last edited by capital; 11-03-2006 at 01:37 AM.

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    Capital,

    What type of cradle swing did you buy? Also did you buy a separate bassinet for your room?

    I am just trying to get my list of essentials together as well. :)

    Thanks.

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    wowo capital

    thanks a lot!!
    the list seems like it goes on forever - but it really is not that much stuff once you think about it.

    that does seem like the basics - thanks again

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    car seat, infant stroller, cotton & water to wipe the genitals at diaper change

    if you'll try breastfeeding - lansioh (essential, i even brought it to the hospital w/ me), nursing pillow (so grateful for this).

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    if you just go to Bumps to Babes in Ap Lei Chau, the place where your more than likely going to find everything you need under one roof, they will give you a tick list for essentials.

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    ...which you ought to take with a pinch of salt...there would not be room in my flat for all the 'essentials' they recommend.

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    a pinch of salt... i'd say a pound of salt.

    newborns actually need very little, especially if you are planning on breastfeeding. they need a couple of changes of clothes (maybe 5 or 6), some nappies and really, that's it... the rest, believe it or not are luxuries!

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