Supplies for Newborns

Your baby will need the following supplies to start out. Generally, large department stores, garage sales, and private ads are the best sources for obtaining these items.

Large Items:

  • Crib
  • Infant Car Seat/Restraint

Smaller Items:

  • 4 cotton wraparound T-shirts (6-12 months size)
  • 3 nightgowns
  • 2 receiving blankets
  • 1 heavy quilt or blanket
  • 2 flannel crib pads
  • 3 crib sheets
  • 48 cotton diapers or 2 boxes of disposable diapers
  • 4 safety pins with plastic heads
  • Mild soap without perfume (such as Dove, Neutrogena, or Lowila)
  • Lotion*
  • Baby shampoo
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Cotton swabs/balls
  • 6 bottles and nipple units (if planning to bottle feed)

*Usually unnecessary. A mild baby lotion (such as Keri) may be helpful for excessively dry skin.