Good Questions: Newborn Essentials List

Good Questions: Newborn Essentials List

Carrie McBride
Nov 16, 2007

AT Reader Keely is expecting her first child and needs some advice. We're pregnant with our first baby, due February 1, and are starting to assemble some newborn essentials.

The big stuff, like car seat and stroller, are pretty clear, but do you know of any resource for a list of the less 'exciting' essentials? For instance, in my searches I've come across things like: thermometer, nasal aspirator, and your recent post about baby bathtubs made me realize that I have little idea about a whole range of newborn care essentials! Suggestions or links?

One thing we hear over and over again from parents is that you need less than you think you need with a newborn (and kids for that matter). But it's certainly good that you're planning ahead, Keely. One resource we'd recommend is a list of tips put together by Tina Ross aka Swissmiss, mother of Ella, which she calls "We're having a baby! Now what?"

But our readers always have the best advice so, dear readers, please tell Keely your number one newborn essential.

(Image via Babies Today.)

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