Sunday, December 21, 2014

Baby Essentials

The year is almost over;  Rolly and I are about to get to the happiest chapter of our lives as we meet our precious little munchkin come April 2015.  I know it's still a few months to go, but I've already started thinking about the list of baby stuff that we need to buy or register for (especially since many of my friends have been telling me to write down a wishlist so they don't have to rack their brains guessing). :)

Been researching for newborn checklists for days, and I found the one from the most helpful and the least overwhelming.  I rearranged the list in order of priority, and added a few other wishes for our baby doll. I'll be updating this entry from time to time to cross out the ones we've already bought or received. :)

  • 12 tie-sides (so I won't have to pull shirts over baby's frail little head) [I already have 6!]
  • 6 short-sleeved shirts (the ones that open from the front)  [Got these already at Baby Company's Grand Baby Fair! :)]
  • 4-6 receiving/swaddling blankets  
  • 6 pairs mittens 
  • 4 caps [Got these already at Baby Company's Grand Baby Fair! :)]
  • 4-6 pairs socks [Got these already at Baby Company's Grand Baby Fair! :)]
  • 4-6 pajama sets/frog suits (those that open up around the nappy area)
  • At least 5 dozen newborn diapers (disposable)
  • Cloth diapers

  • electric breast pump [Got these already at Baby Company's Grand Baby Fair! :)]
  • nursing pillow [Done!  From the Baby Fair also! :)]
  • nursing cover
  • sterilizer [Consider this done! My friend JJ's gift :)]
  • bottle rack
  • 6-8 4 oz. BPA-free bottles (Pigeon) [Already have 3!]
  • 6-8 8 oz. BPA-free bottles (Pigeon)  [Already have 3!]
  • bottle brush [Got one from the Baby Fair!]
  • sterilizing tongs
  • nursing pads
  • nipple cream
  • milk bags for storage
I browsed many product reviews, and moms say Pigeon bottles and nipples are better than Avent's.
The teats are especially ultra soft and flexible, which babies like. :)

  • crib [We already bought this from Baby Company! Size is 24x48.]
  • crib toys, mobile
  • bassinet / moses basket (I super like The First Years' Close & Secure sleeper whose photo appears below. It's sold at Baby Company!)
  • changing table
  • baby monitor
  • diaper stacker
  • clothes hamper
  • mosquito net

  • 4-6 fitted sheets (size should be the standard 28x52 to match the size of Munchkin's crib mattress)
  • 3 crib blankets (those that are 100% cotton are nice :)
  • 2 crib bumpers
  • 2 pillows and 4 pillow cases
  • 2 bolsters and cases
  • 2 waterproof sheets

  • stroller [Bought this already! We got a red Chicco Simplicity.]
  • stroller pad  [Got this already at Baby Company's Grand Baby Fair! :)]
  • baby carrier (I'd love to have Aprica's Easy Touch carrier in Fitta Red; Ergobaby and Tula are nice, too.)
  • diaper bag [Got this already from Cess! :)]
  • car seat  [Got this already from Mommy & Daddy! :)]
  • changing pad
  • baby wipes
  • insulated bottle keeper

  • 4 hooded towels [I already have 2!]
  • 4 wash cloths
  • newborn to toddler bath tub and bathing support net
  • nail cutter, hairbrush, and comb
  • rubber bath mat
  • 3 canisters/jar sets for small essentials like cotton balls, cotton buds, etc.
  • sponge/mitt
  • basin and dipper

  • digital thermometer
  • nasal aspirator
TOILETRIES (I prefer buying these ourselves so we could scrutinize esp. the product ingredients):
  • baby soap/liquid bath gel [Got these already at Baby Company's Grand Baby Fair! :)]
  • baby shampoo
  • baby oil
  • baby alcohol
  • baby cologne
  • mosquito repellant
  • cotton balls
  • cotton ear buds and nose buds
  • diaper rash ointment


Wow.  I remember saying this list's the least overwhelming but this is still A LOT!  Good thing we have a few month's worth of lead time so we could make sure everything will be complete before munchkin arrives.  :)

(By the way, photos here are all from Google Images. ;))



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