Baby nursery checklist: A guide to newborn must haves

Trying to be smooth and avoid the chaos that comes with preparing for a new bundle of joy? Get a head start with this newborn nursery checklist, which gives you the low down on what you will need after your baby comes home!

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Find out which things should go on your newborn baby nursery checklist

Is your husband running around like a chicken with no head trying to prepare for the bundle of joy that is about to arrive? At the end of the day, it might be smarter to just prepare for the newborn yourself, because as you can tell the stress is probably making your husband go haywire.

In any case, making sure you have everything ready for your newborn’s nursery when they arrive home for the first time is a must. There are so many things that a newborn will need and you think you’ll remember it, but your mind is bound to draw a blank because of all the chaos.

We’ll help you get started with the essentials by helping you create a baby nursery checklist:

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Baby furniture
The first thing many new parents think about putting on their baby nursery checklist is furniture. You will need to make sure you have a safe place for your baby to sleep. But a crib is not where it will stop. Changing table, dresser and the old, classic rocking chair are the most important furniture items you will need for the comfort of your baby.

Many places carry a very large selection of items to choose from with reasonable prices.

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Keep reading for more essentials to put on your very own baby nursery checklist!

Sleeping clothes
You will need to have an array of sleeping clothes. Depending on what the weather is like you may want to use some lightweight clothes for your baby to sleep in. Onesies should be on your baby nursery checklist because they are great to keep handy. They are cute, cuddly, and keep your baby snuggly warm.

Diapering your baby
There are many things you will need to decide about when it comes to diapering your baby. Will you use cloth diapers or disposable diapers? Parents today have decided to use disposable diapers because of the convenience. This does not mean that cloth diapers are not in use, many people who are environmentally conscious still use cloth diapers. Make sure to stock up on cloth or disposable diapers. Do not purchase only one size, babies grow fast at this stage. You will need to have plenty of different sizes to fit each stage of your baby’s development.

Soothing your baby
All babies cry, so naturally you will need to have products that will help to soothe them. Get blankets for swaddling your baby. You will need lotions on your baby nursery checklist for massaging your baby to calm them down. Pacifiers are something that not all parents use, but you may want to have it on the baby nursery checklist just incase.

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New parents should always have a nursery baby checklist to go by. It helps you to keep things organized and stay on track, not to mention it helps in making sure you have everything you need.

Do you have any other essentials that parents should put on their baby nursery checklist? We’d love to hear from you!

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