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What to Have at Home

Many new parents ask me for a list of essential items to have at home for the newborn's arrival. Though some seem obvious, you would not believe how many new parents forget even the most basic items. Below I have listed what to have at home:

Diapers
Diaper Cream (Zinc)
Bottles
Nursing Supplies
Gauze Wipes
Infant Clothes
Burp Cloths
Pacifier
Approved Crib Mattress
Bathing Supplies
Nail Care Supplies
Humidifier
Suction Bulb
Rectal Thermometer
Infant Tylenol
Baby Monitor


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What to Have at the Hospital

I have surveyed numerous mothers in my practice and this is a consensus list of what they felt was important to bring to the hospital when having a baby:

Wallet with ID and Insurance Card
Money

Car seat should be installed
Outfits for baby (Make sure to think about the weather)

Socks and/or Slippers
Underwear - Multiple Pairs
Robe
Nightgown (with buttons if nursing)
Comfortable outfit for going home
Shower Shoes
Toiletries
Pads
Toothbrush / Toothpaste
Chapstick
Make-up
Blow dryer
Glasses (if you wear contacts - contact solution)
Soap/Shampoo/Conditioner
Mirror

Cellphone
Cellphone Charger
Camera (Charged and with Charger)
Video Camera (Charged and with Charger)
i-Pod
Batteries
Hard candies
Pillow
Address Book
Magazines/Books

The Baby Book Page for a footprint (the nurses will stamp the newborn's feet for the birth certificate which makes a great time to get your own baby footprint. The do-it-yourself kits at home are messy and hard to deal with).

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