Including a Baby Checklist for Baby Furniture and Gear, Nursery Storage, Baby's Layette, Mom's Pregnancy, Your Labor Bag and Diaper Bag. Everything You Need for You and Baby...
This baby and nursery checklist collection has been put together to help you, the new mom, to navigate the sea of alluring baby products floating around out there.
Some are essential to ensure smooth sailing for you and your new baby, but there are many that you can do without, and still others that you should steer well clear of.
I know how it feels to be a new mom. Only the best will do for your special baby, and you don't want to deprive him or her by not buying all the great baby products on offer. They all seem so useful.
I can promise you, after four babies, I know for sure that there are some 'brilliant' baby items that you will barely use, despite what the marketing companies tell you.
On the other hand, you don't want to bring baby home, only to realize that you don't have everything you should. Trips to the 24 hour drugstore are common. New dads search for forgotten pacifiers, bottles and diapers, while mom sits at home in a panic.
Bottom line - be prepared, but smart. Make sure you have all the stuff you need, while steering clear of the fluff you don't.
Choose a baby checklist from the following to help you...
Find out which baby goodies you should be buying and which ones are to be avoided. Which ones will help to keep your baby safe and which ones are downright dangerous!
Your baby will spend around 70% or more of her time in the baby nursery during her first year. And, because the nursery is the only room in the house where your baby will be left unattended, it requires special attention when it comes to baby proofing.
This is one place where almost perfect just doesn't cut it. Your baby's nursery has to be absolutely 150% safe!
I can't even begin to tell you how much less stressful your life is as a new mom when you know your little one is safe.
This is a very comprehensive Layette List, divided into the following categories for your convenience:
Out and About
Non-essential items have been marked with an asterisk*.
Only items required within the first three months or so have been included on this baby checklist. (Therefore, items such as high chairs are excluded.)
One of the decisions you will need to make before finalizing your layette list, is whether or not you intend to breastfeed your baby.
Many new mothers seek information and reassurance about breastfeeding and the more you know before your baby arrives, the more confident you will be. loveyourbaby.com reaches out to mothers with the latest information about everything to do with breastfeeding.
There is so much baby stuff out there, you can't possibly buy it all, so where do you start?
Check out my "top ten" new baby list to find out which products really worked for me. Only my absolute "can't do withouts" made this baby ckecklist.
The journey of becoming a mother is exciting, exhausting, and (let's face it) expensive. Your emotions, your physical body, your pocketbook...all are on a roller coaster of ups and downs. The Essential Infant Resource exists to help moms navigate those first baby waves with confidence. Become the mother your infant needs, one step at a time.
The Nursery Furniture Checklist is a complete list of all the baby nursery furniture items available including mattresses. Please note that you do not need every item on this list, but it's nice to know what's out there before you start shopping!
The list is divided into the following categories:
After all the ups and downs of birthing, feeding, changing, dressing and generally pampering four precious babies, I think I can safely say that I know what works, and what doesn't, in terms of organizing yourself for baby on a budget.
Check out this nursery checklist to find out what you really need in your nursery room.
Use this handy baby gear checklist to make sure you have all the baby gear you need. Just print it out and tick off as you go. And remember, if you don't need it you won't find it on this list!
The baby gear included on this baby checklist is the stuff that I really used over and over through my four little ones. If it was gimmicky or I didn't really need it you won't find it listed here.
I know my baby budget was bursting at the seams by the time I finished shopping for my first born and I'll bet you're feeling the pinch too. So I'll tell you which baby gear options worked the best and why, so that you can spend your hard-earned cash on the baby stuff you'll really use.
The best diaper bags have a changing pad included with lots of pockets for diapers, creams, wipes, bottles, pacifiers and everything else on your diaper bag checklist.
Non-Toxic Baby Checklist
As a new parent we want to make the best choices for our babies. However, sometimes the products we choose contain hidden chemicals that our babies are better off without. Here's a baby checklist for products to examine more closely once you've gotten the basics of baby care under your belt:
Baby Formula and Food
Bottles, Teethers and Pacifiers
Skin Care Products
Diapers and Creams
For more advice on how to minimize chemicals, choose the most natural baby products and organic baby care methods, visit Organic Baby Resource.
I hope you find this baby checklist collection helpful.
I will be adding more baby checklists to this page over time - Please check back to see what's new!