I am not sure what else we need for baby supplies for the crib either. We also have nothing for the crib other than 2 fitted sheets. Not even a mobile. I know bumpers aren't functional and many recommend avoiding them so researched mesh bumpers and decided never mind on those as well. I read in a joking article the more time you spend decorating a nursery the more likely it is the kid won't use it, thought that was funny http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melissa-sher/new-parents_b_1586285.html
what do you really need when you have a baby? - Page 3
uh oh, does that mean the LESS time you spend on a nursery, the MORE the baby will need it? we aren't getting an actual crib til later in the fall and we're not even setting up a nursery now (just turning the 2nd bedroom into a guest room for the parade of family members coming to help).
Murphy's Law says you'll WISH you had one, but you probably won't NEED one... :)
(When we were in a 1-bedroom with 2 kids, we closed off part of the hall with a shower curtain to create a "room" for the big one. There are plenty of creative ways to make enough of a nursery if you are really not handling baby in your room.)
Lily, I just showed my friend my nursery and she said the same thing, really the fitted sheet is the only essential (plus a mattress pad, I would think). We got a crib skirt on clearance for $9 at target.com to "cuten" it up a bit. She said that's all she ever had, fitted sheets and a crib skirt.
I haven't really researched the price of the cloth diapers to use for burp cloths/ other baby stuff. The ones I put on our amazon registry are 27 for a dozen. I wonder if that's high?
I have 9 receiving blankets leftover from DS. I probably had a dozen plus with him but I gave some of them away and just kept my favorites. I'd say 8-10 is probably enough, and the cheapie Gerber ones are FINE. They have fancier ones but really they're not worth the money, unless organic fibers are really important to you.
As far as bedding goes, do you really need anything other than a fitted sheet? I've been avoiding all the crazy packages because they're expensive and filled with stuff I don't think we need (like crib dust ruffles, and bumpers, and such). Is there something I'm missing that I would need to buy in addition to simple fitted sheets? I got some breathable mesh bumpers, but that's about it.
Yup a fitted sheet is all you really need for a long time! We added a nice fleecy blanket and a bumper when DS was older (like 9 or 10 months). The bumper was because he was practicing crawling in his sleep and ramming his head into the side of the crib - it was awful, we'd be downstairs and hear THUNK and then screaming. The blanket he is only just now at age 2 able to keep on himself for more than an hour or so.
I LOVE cheap cloth diapers for burp cloths. I got the Gerber brand from Walmart/Target/where ever. No way in a million years they'd work as actual diapers but as burp cloths they are the best. I had a dozen of those, plus a few other regular burp cloths that a friend handed down to me. Never felt like I had too many, and my son didn't even really spit up that much.
Nursing bra/nursing pads
Burp Cloths (flat diapers work great for this)
Hats, socks, onesies.
And a little seat, lounger, whatever so you can set baby down to pee, shower, etc.