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    Default What do I need for a newborn?

    Just wondering about what you all think is necessary for a newborn?

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    Somewhere to sleep - a bassinet or cot, bedding and swaddle wraps

    Something to eat - breastmilk or formula, bottles, sterilising equipment, formula dispenser

    Something to wear - onesies, singlets, socks, mittens, beanie and a coat or cardigan

    Nappies, wipes, towels, face washers, powder/nappy cream/moisturiser/bath wash, car seat and a pram or baby carrier

    That's all that you need, but some extras that I find handy are a change table, playmat and battery operated swing.

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    Not a lot really. Nappies, wipes, clothing (what kind and how much are dependant on time of year and if you have a reflux baby/ baby that vomits heaps), a cot or basinette or if you are co-sleeping neither. Pram or carrier or both.
    Bottles if you are formula feeding.
    Really you can make do with very little with a newborn.

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    For us:

    A basinette
    A cot for after they're too big for the bassinet
    Zip up wraps (not just muslin wraps as my DD was a Houdini and got out of any swaddle I did)
    A video and sound monitor
    A breast pump
    Baby bath
    Newborn nappies
    Baby wipes (I prefer soap free)
    Singlets and onesies
    QV bath oil
    Bamboo blankets
    Pram
    Bouncer or swing

    Don't need:
    Millions of lotions and potions and avoid Johnson and johnsons products
    Baby shoes
    Mittens
    muslin wraps
    Branded clothes
    Teddies (though a first teddy is always a nice gift from a family member)

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    Here are list of few thing which is needed for new born babies. Hope this is useful for you...

    Baby clothes

    8 undershirts or onesies (mix of short-sleeve and long-sleeve)
    5 nightgowns (for use until the cord falls off)
    8 one-piece stretchy sleepers (go for ones with zippers; new moms swear by them)
    5 pairs of pants
    2 newborn hats
    8 pairs of socks or booties, to wear with nightgowns and outfits
    2 pairs of scratch mittens, to keep baby from scratching his face
    2 cardigans or jackets, more in winter
    Bunting bag or snowsuit for winter baby
    Laundry detergent for infants
    4 outfits for dressing up


    Blankets

    3 large cotton blankets
    8 receiving blankets (they also make handy burp cloths)

    Diapering

    Several dozen (4 or 5) cloth or re-usable diapers
    8 waterproof covers
    1 diaper pail
    Changing pad
    Baby ointment or other barrier cream to prevent rash
    Snaps, Velcro or safety pins to secure re-usable diapers
    Disposable wipes or a couple dozen washcloths for cleaning baby's bottom

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    Newborns really don't need too much. Somewhere to sleep, something to eat, something to wear etc as pp said. Keep it simple. They grown quickly. By the essentials and then but anything else as you need it.

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    I would recommend saving up and not buying anything til after your baby shower (if you have one).

    My son is almost 5 months old and I haven't had to buy any of his clothes yet . Also don't buy too many newborn nappies, they tend to outgrow them quicker then the other sizes.

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