Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - Shopping List


Preparing For New Baby - Shopping List

Since baby #3 that we're expecting in August was a surprise baby, I do not have any of my "baby stuff" anymore. I have long since given it all away so graciously to my friends and family. Now I will have to start from scratch. I'm trying to remember what all I will need. Help me out...what am I missing?!

1. Crib, Dresser, Changing Table (well do I really need one of these, I never used the one I had with the other two).
2. Hooded bath towels, wash cloths
3. Bassinet
4. Swing
5. Bouncy Seat
6. Bottles
7. Car Seat
8. Stroller
9. Diaper Bag (I want a cute, trendy one this time)
10. Baby Monitor
11. Burp Cloths & Bibs
12. Ointments, creams, soaps, etc
13. Sanity...I think I might be too far gone for this one!!!

25 comments, add yours here:

TLC said...

Hey if you figure out where to find #13, I am looking, too. I am pretty sure it eludes you after #3!

My T13 is up, stop by if you get a chance.

Hootin' Anni said...

one thing you're missing...at least my opinion at my age...a years supply for a weekly hour or two at a day spa for yourself!!!

My thirteen is shared, hope you can come by and leave a 'howdy-do' in ghe comments!!!

grace said...

How about a baby bath?

The Flying Monkeys said...

Hope you dont mind the long post. I looked this up for you. Also, if you go to babies r us or any baby store like target, they have a " new baby list" at those stores as well. Here is what I found.

What the baby will need at the hospital

* Undershirt
* An outfit such as a stretch suit, nightgown, or sweater set
* A pair of socks or booties
* Receiving blanket, cap and heavier blanket or bunting, if the weather is cold
* Diapers and wipes (some hospitals provide an initial supply of these)
* Safety pins or velcro attaching strips, and rubber or nylon pants (if you are using cloth diapers)
* Infant car seat
* Diaper bag

Safety items for the home

* Night lights or soft lighting
* Baby monitor
* Baby nail clippers/scissors manicure set

Things you'll need to transport the baby

* Car seat - you will need to find out the specifications for a car seat that will fit in your car. All car seats are not made alike.
http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid_safe/travel/auto.html
* Stroller
* Backpacks and soft carriers
http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/pregnancy_newborn/learning/products.html
* Diaper bag - since this is something you will be carrying around for about three years, choose one that is comfortable and durable for you.

Items for the baby's room

* Crib and crib linens
* Play pen or portable crib
* Changing table
* Dresser
* Glider or rocking chair
* Clothes hamper

Suggested items for your home

* Diapers or cloth diapers - you can get a couple of different brands of diapers so you can test them out and choose your favorite.
* Receiving Blankets - for safety information, click here:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/5049.html
* Clothing - for safety information, click here:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/slpwear.html
* Breast pump - if you plan to breastfeed.
* Bottles - be sure to get the correct size of nipples, such as preemie, or newborn.
* Rectal or digital ear thermometer
* Bathtubs
* Washcloths and baby wipes
* Diaper rash ointment and/or petroleum jelly
* Hooded Towels
* Diaper disposal system - good to have, but not necessary.
* Burp Cloths and waterproof lap pads
* Bulb syringe - for suctioning baby's nasal passages if necessary. Your baby's doctor will tell you if, when, and how to do this.

Things you'll need as the baby gets older

* Outlet protectors
* Toys
* Books
* High Chair
* Gates
Best of lukc with the new bundle of joy!

WillThink4Wine said...

You'll need a baby sitter! Haha! And a nice bottle of wine.

Laura said...

I hope someone is throwing you a baby shower! I would suggest a Freezer shower...of frozen meals to get you through the first week or two, so you don't have to cook on top of dealing with the new little one.

Personally, I'd say you don't need the changing table.

Oh, and if you find the Sanity somewhere, PLEASE let me know! I lost mine a LONG time ago!!

Happy t13!

Roger said...

Oh boy time to get the baby stuff, I remember those days.

the teach said...

Tish, won't a changing table help your back? Just saying... :)

Shinade said...

Hi Tish,
I see diapers has already been listed.

But you will simply have to have one of those slings to tote your baby around in.

My youngest used one and it was great for breast feeding.

Also you will need lots and lots of patience!!

Thanks for the help on Mr. Linky. I haven't figured out how to do the box one. But, I did manage to post one under my peace globe for BlogBlast.

I absolutely love your globe!! I changed mine today.:-)

Barbara H. said...

All I know is, when I buy for or attend a shower, so many more baby things have been invented since I had babies!!

Desert Songbird said...

If you find a store that sells sanity, let me know pronto. This "older" mom sure could use a lot extra!

Tink said...

I'm not a mom so I can't help you, but you'll manage!
My TT gives you goddess astrology.

Denise Patrick said...

Do you really need a bassinet? I used my changing table, but never had a bassinet with either of my kids. What about a playpen.

The swing was my salvation with my first kid. The playpen with my second.

Happy TT and good luck!!

Matthew S. Urdan said...

I was actually just invited to a baby shower. How'bout?

1. Clothes
2. Burp cloths
3. Mattress Pad
4. Crib Sheets
5. Baby Monitor
6. Infant Bath Tub
7. Diaper Bag
8. Baby Sling/Carrier
9. Diaper Rash Cream
10. Nasal Aspirator
11. Baby Shampoo and conditioner
12. Pacifiers
13. Bottles.

Sassy Mama Bear said...

Hey love, would you be willing to send me an address and I'd like to make somethings from your list.
Penelope Anne

Lisa said...

I loved the Bumbo seat! I'm looking for #13 as well.

imadramamama said...

We got a changing table/dresser combo so it's still useful now that we're passed the diaper years...

We never used a bassinet because both kids had reflux so were more comfortable sleeping in the swing...the pediatrician actually suggested we put the carseat in the crib, that worked wonders.

You might not need one right away, but what about a pack n' play?

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I was going to suggest a few things, but I see that others have covered them already. :)

It sounds like you're in good shape in terms of getting prepared!

momto4kidsny said...

I thought for sure that there would be something not covered...but it seems everything I had in mind has been mentioned. Well wait. Upon more thought the one thing I wish I had with all four of my children but never did get was
A rocking chair for you! If you don't have one already go and get one!

Alice Audrey said...

I never used the changing table either. It was always in the wrong part of the house no matter where I put it.

What I used the most are those slings you wear across your middle and put the baby into. Kept the second born out of the hands of the first born and kept the first born - a winter baby - warm and happy.
My TT is here.

Colleen said...

Let us know what you find as far as diaper bags - they have some cute ones out there but I wasn't willing to pay $60 for one!

Sharon said...

I got a lot more use than expected from my baby sling & wrap. I used a Hotsling (I got my online, but Target actually carries them now) and Moby Wrap. They were always with me!

Do you have a Boppy? Even if you choose not to breastfeed, they're handy to have.

Another thing for YOU post-partum...TUCKS. Seriously.

Congrats and good luck!

Jenn said...

The best of luck to you and your family. Such an exciting time!

Mommy Elvz said...

Best wishes to you and your soon to be born baby!

The Q Family said...

Looks like you got it covered with other comments.

One thing we have learned. Don't go out and make any big purchase decision when you sleep deprived.. We bought $1500 lazy-boy chair because we thought we need it instead of a rocking chair.. Ouch!!!

-Amy @ The Q Family