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Preparing For Baby

Mother & BabySupply Checklist for the First Few Weeks

Having your supplies ready before you bring your new baby home will help all of you settle in easier once your baby is born.

Be sure to stock up on these key supplies for baby and supplies for mom.

Supplies for baby


  • Undershirts or diaper shirts (5-7)
  • Sleepers (6-8)
  • Booties or socks (3-4 pairs)
  • Hats (2)
  • Receiving blankets (4-6)
  • Wool or knitted baby blanket (1)
  • Mild laundry detergent

Diapers: Wash cloths or wet wipes

* Remember that your baby may need a diaper change after every feeding!

Parents & BabyBathing and safety


  • A safety-approved infant car seat
  • A safety-approved crib or cradle
  • Storage for baby clothes and supplies


  • Crib sheets (3)
  • Blankets
  • Mattress protector

Supplies for Mom

Mother watching baby in bedBreastfeeding supplies

  • Nursing bra
  • Breast pads (cotton or disposable)
  • Cushion or pillow for support


  • Sanitary napkins (no tampons)
  • Hemorrhoidal cream
  • Homemade icepacks (pour a small amount of water onto a sanitary napkin then put it in the freezer)
  • Diaper bag or a large purse/gym bag
  • Open-front nightgowns or breastfeeding-friendly tops

More helpful checklists

At the Hospital | Preparing For Baby | The First Few Days | What Your Newborn Will Look Like
Taking Care of Your Newborn | Taking Care of You and Your Partner

Revised: Friday February 17 2023

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