Monday, October 1, 2007

Baby Must-Haves

I am approaching Week 30 as at Oct 4. Thus, of course I have most of the Baby Cupcake's items ready for his arrival.

Here is my Baby Cupcake's essential list. Dedicated to all my great sisters who are mommies-to-be too! (PS: You know who you are...). For the rest, feel free to use as reference:

• NURSEY
Cot or playpen
Mattress
Chest drawers
Rocking chair or glider
Bedsheets
Infant pillow (to be used only from second month)
Crib bumper
Beansprout pillow (not an essential item)
Blankets - light receiving
Blankets - heavy receiving
Blankets - swaddling
Waterproof mattress protectors

• CLOTHINGS
Booties or socks
Mittens
Cotton caps
Bodysuits - long sleeves
Bodysuits - short sleeves
Side-snap tops
Long pants - without booties
Long pants - with booties
Cardigan

• FEEDING - Breastfeed/ Formula
Burp cloths or bibs
Breast pump (Medela Electric or AVENT for they have massaging sensation)
Nursing pillow (useful for mommies during breastfeeding; useful for daddies when bottle-feeding)
Nursing bras (buy about three weeks before EDD)
Nursing pads
Nipple cream
Sterilizer
Milk bottles
Teats (NUK or AVENT prevents colics)
Bottles for expressed breast milk or storage bags
Bottle scrub brush
Bottle detergent
Bottle drying rack
Formula container

• BATHING & CHANGING
Baby wipes
Changing mat
Bath tub (with non-slip pad)
Disposable diapers or cloth diapers
Nappy pins
Nappy liners
Diaper covers
Bath towels
Wash cloths or bold wipes
Bath sponge
Bathing gel (Lactacyd, SeBaMed, Johnson & Johnson)
Lotion (Johnson & Johnson)
Powder
Cotton ball or wool
Cotton bud
Sterile cotton swabs and cord spirit
Barrier cream or nappy rash cream (Drapolene, AVENT, Johnson & Johnson)
Baby comb and brush set
Baby nail scissors clipper set

• MEDICINE CABINET
Diarrhea remedy
Wind relief drops
Gripe water
Insect-bite remedy
Rubbing alcohol
Saline nose drops
Thermometer

• GOING OUT
Light-receiving blankets
Diaper bag (with changing pad)
Travel or outing bag (sling/ backpack)
Insulated bottle carrier
Breast milk cooler bag
Baby carrier or sling
Stroller
Car seat

MORE reference on shopping list >
• http://www.baybsupplies.net/shoplist.
• http://www.gothemilkyway.com/pregnancy_whattobuy.asp

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