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Wow, That’s a Lot of Stuff

My friend gave me a spreadsheet of all the baby stuff her friends recommended she buy and I am going to pass it around to my friends for their comments and thoughts. I’ll post this list as I refine it with specific products and recommendations. For now, here is the initial list.

Also, I’ve has several friends who said that Baby Bargains is a great book to use as a reference guide when registering. I’m going to buy it this week.

Sling  Travel
Carrier Travel
activity playmat Home
Bouncer seat/ Papsan Home
Swing  Home
Exersaucer Home
jumparoo Home
Pack & Play  Furniture
Corner guards and Tot locks Safety
Outlet Plugs Safety
temperal artery digital thermometer  Health
Ear thermometer Health
first aid kit Health
nail scissors Health
Gripe water  Health
Baby Monitor Home
Sound Machine Home
Diaper Bag  Home
Diaper Pail  Home
rash ointment/powder Health
Wipes/ newborn sensitive Health
Diapers (swaddlers) Health
Bassinet Furniture
Crib  Furniture
Mattress Furniture
Snap on sheet savers 2 Bedding
2nd crib sheet Bedding
crib fitted sheet Bedding
Changing pad/ 2 covers Bedding
Changing pad saver pads Bedding
Dresser/changing table Furniture
Glider and Ottoman Furniture
Shelving Décor
Pictures Décor
Lamp Décor
Wall hangings for nursery Décor
Bumbo Furniture
Bumbo play tray Furniture
Mobile Furniture
IPOD dock  Home
Breast Pump Feed
Boppy Feed
1 Boppy Covers  Feed
lainosh cream for nips Feed
Breast Pads  Feed
Bibs, Burb Cloths Feed
Evenflo plastic Bottles and Nipples Feed
Dishwasher basket Health/Safety
High Chair / portable feeding chair Furniture
infant spoons Feed
soothie pacifiers   Other
Bath tub Health
washcloths/ hooded towels Health
gentle shampoo/ baby wash  Health
baby lotion/ mustela  Health
Body suits 4-6 Clothing
caps 2 Clothing
gowns or sleep sacks 3-5 Clothing
Long pants 4-5 pairs Clothing
socks or booties 4-6 pairs Clothing
t shirts (4-6 short and long sleeve) Clothing
sweater 1  Clothing
Swadle Blankets Clothing
Miracle Blanket Clothing

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  1. Must haves:
    Exersaucer – it kept Anabel busy for long periods of time
    Swing – you loved yours and Scott enjoyed his too
    Baby monitor – our neighbor has one with video – it’s very cool and she can work in the yard while watching the baby
    Rash ointment – Yes, you will need Desitin many times!
    Sound machine – if you can find a voice activated (read: cry activated) machine that will play music when the baby wakes up in the middle of the night, you might have a chance of it helping to lull her back to sleep. If it has soft lights that come on when the music plays that is even better. We had one with Scott and it was wonderful!


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