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What Do I Need For Baby?

Baby Essentials

Author Linda Meadow reminds new parents to take their time and figure out what their needs are when the first baby comes. Most parents jump right into a nesting phase when they have their first child, and learn quickly their mistakes. Take your time to figure out what the essentials are. All you really need right off the bat when having a baby is a car seat, a place for the baby to sleep, diapers, and wipes. The rest you can learn as you go.


- All you really need when the baby comes is a car seat, because they won't let you out of the hospital without it, a place for the baby to sleep, which is usually not even a crib, because they're too small for it, it's a bassinet of some kind or the pack and play with the bassinet on top, diapers, and wipes. You really can take your time and figure out what your needs are, so if you're realizing that you're going upstairs and downstairs all the time, maybe the bassinet should just stay downstairs, and you can have the baby sleeping in a nap nanny or something else like that upstairs. ... Read more

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