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15 items you actually need before baby comes

Babies come with a lot of accessories. But what are really the things you and your baby can’t survive without? This list is here to tell you.

15 items you actually need before baby comes

Babies come with a lot of accessories. But what are really the things you and your baby can’t survive without? This list is here to tell you.
  • Once I became pregnant, I quickly realized how much stuff a baby required.

  • It seemed that everywhere I turned there was something or someone telling me that this thing was an absolute necessity for baby, or this thing, or that thing.

  • Not only did I become confused and overwhelmed, but so did my husband at the thought of how much we would need to spend on all of it.

  • Both of us were left to question: what really is ACTUALLY necessary for the survival of our new baby?

  • After a lot of research and advice from mothers who have really been through it, here is a list of your ride-or-die newborn baby stuff.

  • Amazon.com : Baby Trend EZ Ride 5 Travel System, Hounds Tooth : Baby
  • 1. Car seat and stroller

  • In case you weren't aware, they will not let you leave the hospital with your newborn baby unless you have a car seat already to go in your car. So obviously they top the list as something absolutely essential.

  • I put car seat and stroller in the same category because there happen to exist strollers with built in car seats that you can take out and put back in, which is genius in my opinion.

  • But a stroller is also very necessary, because although you may not leave your house a couple of weeks after the baby is born, you will have to get out eventually, and that little guy or gal is coming right along with you.

  • Amazon.com : SwaddleMe Original Swaddle 2-PK, Woodland Friends (LG) : Baby
  • 2. Swaddle blankets or receiving blankets

  • When I went to buy these I actually found out that these are also essential to taking your baby home from the hospital.

  • These blankets come in a lot of varieties from plain swaddle blankets to snap or Velcro ones.

  • Pick a couple different kinds to have in and out of the hospital and to see which ones your baby prefer, but you don't need to go overboard either. Many parents are tempted to get lots and lots, but it isn't really necessary.

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  • Amazon.com : Fisher-Price My Little Snugapuppy Deluxe Newborn Rock N Play Sleeper : Infant Sitting Chairs : Baby
  • 3. Bassinet, cradle, or co-sleeper