Making a List
How exactly do you go about getting what you need for your little one? First, make a list of the essentials and extras that you'd like. From basic baby gear to feeding supplies and layette items, our handy checklists are great for knowing what to buy and how much. You can find them here at the BabyZone's Checklist Library.
Talking with other moms is another great way to figure out what you really need. After all, moms have already done the research firsthand! Whatever you do, don't get stressed out—as important as some of these items are, most are not necessary right away. Your baby needs your loving arms more than anything.
If you already have a child or have baby clothes that were given to you by a relative or friend, take an inventory of what you have and make a checklist of what you will still need before you buy anything.