I am a list maker. If I don’t have some sort of list in front of me, I probably won’t get anything done, or I’ll forget half of what I need. So naturally when I got pregnant I started making lists like this one. Lots of people warned me about making this list, because I won’t know how big baby is going to be. But what they don’t understand is that some people, like me, have to have lists. Otherwise I will go completely insane. Besides I can just return what I don’t want right…..
One of the biggest things that impacted my list is how big I think this baby will be. My husband was 8lbs exactly and I was only a few ounces short of that. So I’m planning for my baby to be around that size. Which means there’s a good chance he may not fit in most newborn clothes since that size only goes up to about 8lbs depending, on the brand. I also took into consideration the fact that my husband has very little experience with infants and has never changed a diaper…. He may need a few extra for practice. Keep in mind this is only supposed to last a few weeks before I feel well enough to shop when I need to.
- Size Newborn 160
- Size one 1100
- Wipes 5000
- Plain white onesies 4 newborn 6 zero-three months
- 3 sleepers, sacks or gowns
- 6 receiving blankets
- 1-3 cute outfits for visitors size newborn and zero to three months
- 6 pairs of socks
- 100 or so disposable breast pads or 6 sets reusable
- Two big packs of giant pads
- A couple cans dermaplast
- A couple tubs tucks pads
- Nipple cream
- A bottle or two of Tylenol (which is what my doctor recommends ask your doc what you can take)
- Paper plates
- Plastic spoons and forks
- Garbage bags
- Dish soap
- Laundry detergent
- Paper towels
- freezer meals
I will go more in depth about my food prep plan in a later post but basically I have come up with a few breakfasts that can be frozen and 10 different dinner. I will batch cook the breakfasts but for the dinners, I’m going to take one or two days a week and purchase enough ingredients to make two or three times the dinner I normally would this way I can have one for dinner and freeze the rest. By the time baby gets here I will have around 20 dinners without the headache of batch cooking. I’ve already done it once and it worked out great.
I hope this helps you get ready for your new arrival.
Am I missing something crucial? What do you stock up on before baby?