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Whats the #1 thing you couldn't do without when bringing home baby?

9 answers
3 years ago
My baby will be born soon and I'm pretty sure I have everthing I will need for now but just in case I was wondering what the #1 thing to have when bringing home my little bundle? I know diapers and wipes I'm talking about something a new mother would never think that she would need when bringing home her baby.

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3 years ago
baby nail clippers right in your hospilat bag. And if you're breatfeeding, tons of granola bars and other healthy food you can keep beside you're nursing chair.
3 years ago
I never use baby nail clippers on my newborns because their hands are so sensitive and the nails are so fragile and thin.  My mother in law always said to either use a soft nail file or (sounds weird, but here goes) bite them off.  You get a much cleaner break on the nail without worrying about the baby moving or jerking or cutting too far down.  I've always done both.  I always send new mommies in gift baskets a packet of little tummies items.  Everything from the vapor rub, gas drops, laxitive drops to teething drops.  We make sure to get them for our cabinets when we are bringing home our little one, because the last thing you want is a baby who is gassy and in pain at 2am with no relief for them. 
3 years ago
Since it's December don't forget a blanket or some thing to keep your little one warm in. I live in Texas and even though it's mostly hot weather down here it can still get pretty chilly for a little one and you don't want your little one to catch a cold. Also don't forget extra cash, snacks, pillows, and blankets for your hospital stay because you want to make yourself feel comfortable no matter how long your hospital stay will be.
3 years ago
Mittens, socks, hats, onesies and blankets.The little mittens are awesome because they prevent the baby from scratching his face up.Socks are great when (if) you're breastfeeding.  They suggest stripping the baby down to his diaper and holding him skin-to-skin on your chest.  Tiny little feet get cold fast.Hats keep the baby's head and ears warm as well as "pin" his ears in place.  Babies lose heat through their heads.Pack at least 3 footie onesies.  We stayed 2 days in the hospital and we brought 3 and went through them quickly.  My husband had to bring extra ones.Bring your own blankets.  The hospital's receiving blanekts are not very soft.  And bring an extra heavier blanket.  (I don't know where you live, but we live in Canada, and we put our son in the car seat, put a receiving blanket over him and tucked close, plus the blanket his grandma and great-grandma crocheted for him on top)Bunting bags are a big no no because they put too much padding between the car seat and the baby, thus making the car seat less effective if, god forbid, anything were to happen on the drive home.
3 years ago
Batteries! I know it sounds crazy, but all those soother gadgets and swings (etc.) burn through so many batteries!A great chair to feed (or nurse) in. I had a glider at first and it was too big for me, so I switched to a lower chair, my back stopped hurting and my posture improved!Lanolin if you're nursing, I have sensitive skin, it was a life-saver. My mother in law ran to the store right when my dd came home to get some. (Life saver!)
3 years ago
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3 years ago
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3 years ago
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3 years ago
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