On another thread someone mentioned being unsure what they needed for their babies. I know there are a ton of variables but I thought it might be fun and helpful to share what our must-haves are.
Here's one tip from me before starting: While it's nice to have things already, remember the stores will be open after your baby is born!
My basics list:
Diapers and wipes -cloth or sposie although I find it nice to have a few disposables for the very beginning
blankets-really though, we always received more than we needed as gifts
pack-n-play with bassinet- we are not cosleepers so I like to have something I can keep by my bed for baby to sleep in
Carrier of some sort
Some sleepers, onsies and hats for the baby
a small fan for some white noise
A bouncy seat- I'm not huge on baby holders but it's nice to have a place to put the baby while showering etc.
A diaper bag/back pack or large purse
I would say that is my basic list of things I used with both babies. We also choose to use pacifiers but that's a personal choice and even that it's a good idea to wait a few weeks on.