Newborn Baby Shopping List

The Ultimate Checklist of Baby Essentials

Streamline your shopping list with this checklist of all the baby must-haves.

There are a ton of to-dos when prepping for baby’s arrival—and shopping for all the newborn essentials is not least among them. From setting up the nursery to gathering the gear for sleeping, eating and diapering, it’s easy to keep busy buying baby necessities—but where do you start, and exactly what do you need for a baby? Read on for a complete baby checklist of items to add to your baby registry.

Baby Checklist

The amount of stuff a newborn needs can take any mom-to-be by surprise. So which are the baby items you can forget about, and which are the baby essentials you can’t live without? Here it is: The bare-bones, nothing-but-the-basics list of baby items you’ll want to stock up on before your newborn arrives.

Baby clothes

It doesn’t get much cuter than tiny baby clothes—but you’ll want to pick out practical items that’ll keep baby comfy and cozy. When it comes to clothing, these are the baby must-haves:

  • 4-8 onesies (wide head openings and loose legs)
  • 4-8 undershirts (snaps at neck or wide head openings, snaps under crotch)
  • 4-8 one-piece pajamas
  • 2 blanket sleepers for winter baby
  • 1-3 sweaters or jackets (front buttoned)
  • 1-3 rompers or other dress-up outfits
  • 4-7 socks or booties (shoes are unnecessary until baby walks
  • 1-3 hats (broad-brimmed for a summer baby, soft cap that covers ears for a winter baby)
  • No-scratch mittens
  • Bunting bag or fleece suit for a winter baby

Nursery

A baby’s room calls for adorable decor for sure, but you’ll also need furniture that will make infant care all the easier (and safer). Here are the baby essentials for any nursery:

Baby bedding

Sleep is going to be a precious thing, both for you and for baby. Help everyone get some much-needed shut-eye with this baby items list for bedding:

  • 1-3 washable crib mattress pads
  • 2-4 fitted crib sheets
  • 4-6 soft, light receiving blankets
  • 1-2 heavier blankets (for colder climates)

Diapers

Changing a diaper may seem daunting at first, but trust us, you’ll get the hang of it—and these baby must-haves will help you pick it up even faster. Check out the newborn checklist for diaper supplies:

Bath

Bath time can be tons of fun (once you get a handle on that slippery baby), so best be prepared with all the right gear. These are the bath must-haves for baby:

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Feeding

Be prepared to feed your newborn around the clock—which means, whether you’re breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, you’re going to need the right gear. Here’s the newborn checklist of feeding supplies to stock up:

  • 10-16 bottles and nipples, both 4- and 8- ounce (if fed strictly by bottle, baby will go through about 10 in the 4-ounce size per day)
  • Pump (if you plan to breastfeed)
  • Milk storage bags (if you plan to breastfeed)
  • Nursing pads (if you plan to breastfeed)
  • Nipple cream (if you plan to breastfeed)
  • Nursing pillow (if you plan to breastfeed)
  • Bottle brush
  • Dishwasher basket for small items
  • 4-8 bibs
  • Burp cloths
  • 2-4 pacifiers
  • Formula (if not nursing)

Health

Don’t forget: Babies need the occasionally grooming too. And if your child happens to get sick, you’ll want to have the right baby essentials on hand. Here’s what to buy:

Baby gear

Whether you’re on the move or getting ready for mealtime, you’ll need to need have some key baby gear ready to go. Here are the baby essentials to have on hand:

Plus more from The Bump, our baby registry checklist:

Original Article:

https://www.thebump.com/a/checklist-baby-essentials

 

21 Reasons To See A Gynecologist Before Age 21

21 REASONS TO SEE A GYNECOLOGIST BEFORE AGE 21

Although most young women don’t need to have a pap test until they are 21 years old, there are at least 21 reasons why you should see a gynecologist before age 21 years:

 

Health

1. Stay at a healthy body weight and feel good about your body.

2. Start good habits for healthy bones.

3. Learn if you have a urinary tract infection and get treatment if you do.

4. Get treatment for vaginal itching, discharge, or odor.

 

Periods

5. Learn if your periods are normal.

6. Get relief if your periods are painful.

7. Find out why your periods are too heavy.

8. Find out why your periods are too close or too far apart or why bleeding happens in between your periods.

9. Learn ways to deal with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) problems.

 

Sexuality and Relationships

10. Have safe and healthy relationships with a boyfriend or girlfriend.

11. Know when a relationship is threatening or harmful.

12. Talk about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) topics.

13. Think things through before you have sex for the first time.

14. Learn about safe sex.

 

Pregnancy

15. Get birth control so you can choose to become pregnant when the time is right for you.

16. Plan ahead for a safe and healthy pregnancy.

17. Get tested for pregnancy.

18. Know what your options are if you become pregnant.

 

Sexually Transmitted Infections

19. Protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and take steps to lower your risk of becoming infected.

20. Get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

21. Get tested for STIs and HIV if you are sexually active.

 

Original article from ACOG.org