Please refer to the post on the Newborn Shopping List for great notes to help in your shopping and choosing products.Scroll to the end for a list without any pictures. Approximate budget for this list is $1500, with most affordable prices and waiting for discounts.

The Gear

graco
Graco convertible crib with matress
-Convertible Crib: 4-in-1 cribs
-Waterproof Crib Mattress (Walmart bundles)

Carter’s Keep Me Dry Fitted Quilted
-Carter’s Keep-me-dry Waterproof Crib Pad

American Baby Company Percale Crib Sheet
-Fitted Sheets

BreathableBaby  Mesh Crib Liner
-Breathable mesh bumper

bouncer
Fisher-Price – Adorable Animals Bouncer
-Bouncer

Summer Infant Changing Pad
-Changing Pad

Summer Infant Change Pad Cover
-Changing Pad Cover

The First Years Bathtub with newborn sling
-The First Years Baby Bathtub
Alternative:

primo
Primo bath seat
-Primo Bath in the kitchen sink
-A double shower head

Baby Trend Travel System
-Travel System Stroller with infant car seat.
OR

Evenflo SureRide Convertible Car Seat

 AND a Lightweight Stroller
-Convertible car seat plus a lightweight stroller

Baby Ktan Carrier
-Baby Carrier: Baby K’tan.

Solid Thermal Insulated Curtains
-Blackout curtains

Gear that can wait
-High chair or reclinable convertible feeding chair
-Baby bjorn feeding bibs
-Soft spoons and forks
-Plate
-Activity Center
-Tub spout

*Avoid:
-Co-sleeper
-Bassinet
-Pack ‘n play
-Crib bedding sets
-Mesh feeder
-Baby monitor
-Bathtub sponges#

Soothing gear
-Wubbanub pacifier
-White noise machine or app
-Swaddle/ Flannel Receiving Blankets
-Sleepsack

Health
-Piyo piyo nail scissors
-Soft bristle hair brush
-Thermometer
-Nosefrida
-Saline spray
-Safety Cotton Q-Tip

*Avoid
-Health care kits
-Nail clippers

Clothes
-onesies
Toys
-A “sassy” rattle

 

Toiletries

-California Baby’s shampoo and body wash or Earth Mama Angel Baby Shampoo: With pump Here are other shampoos rated low for toxicity in EWG.
-California Baby’s bug spray
-California Baby’s sunscreen or Badger Baby Sunscreen
-California Baby’s calendula cream to soothe dry skin or their eczema therapy or Earth Mama Angel Baby Lotions.

*Avoid
-Hair conditioner
-Bubble baths (unless California Baby)

Diapering
-Diaper Pail:You can use any regular trash can, since the smell of diapers doesn’t get any better when the pail is sealed, it just gets contained. The best thing is to use a small amount of baking soda that absorbs the smell, and keep it ventilated.
-Diaper Pail for Cloth Diapers: Any regular trash can or laundry hamper with a planet wise pail liner (waterproof) will work fantastic. Use a small amount of baking soda to absorb the smell.
-Diapers
-Wipes
-Vaseline or coconut oil or desitin/boudreaux butt paste (same as diaper cream in dollar store) or cloth diapering safe creams:Grandma El’s, CJ’s butter.

*Avoid:
-Baby powder (unless California baby)
-Baby lotion.

 

If you want to go organic, or baby has sensitive skin, I suggest this brands:
-California Baby
-Earth Mama Angel Baby
-Grandma El’s
-Badger Baby
-CJ’s Butter

Avoid:
-Johnson’s Baby (worst, scores 5-8)
-Aveeno Baby (half-worst, scores 2-4)
-Babyganics (Just OK, scores 2-4)

Books & Resources For You
-The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin:
-The Girlfriend’s Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy:
-YouTube videos of natural birth
-Inna May’s Guide to Childbirth
-The Business of Being Born
-The Wonder Weeks (See the app too).

Avoid:
-What To Expect When You Are Expecting
-The Mayo Clinic’s Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
-Skinny Bitch Bun in the Oven, try “It Starts With Food” instead.

Do what works for you! If a c-section or different procedures like an epidural or an induction are needed or if that is your choice, then feel great about bringing your baby into the world and do whatever you need to do to have a healthy happy. baby.

Apps
-Sprout Baby
-The Wonder Weeks App
-Johnson’s Bedtime App
-WebMD Baby App
-Groovebook

 

Why Use EWG to find organic products if they are more expensive?

EWG stands for Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization that reviews products and gives them a score from zero to ten (0-10) based on their toxicity. The lowest scores represent products made with organic materials that have no added chemicals which might be harmful to the skin and to the environment. The reason to switch to products that are made with the lowest ratings is to avoid rashes, eczema, irritation of the skin, and long term side health effects. Why use extra creams and potions for rashes when you can avoid them in the first place? If you care for the environment, the added benefit is that you organic product do not poison the (recycled) water that we all use from our sinks, thereby making the water more pure.

 

 


 

 Quicklist without images

The Gear

-Convertible Crib: 4-in-1 cribs
-Waterproof Crib Mattress (Walmart bundles)
-Carter’s Keep-me-dry Waterproof Crib Pad
-Fitted Sheets
-Breathable mesh bumper
-Bouncer
-Changing Pad
-Changing Pad Cover

-Safety First Baby Bathtub

Alternative:
-Primo Bath in the kitchen sink
-Assisted Bather showerhead
-Travel System Stroller with infant car seat.
OR
-Convertible car seat plus a lightweight stroller
-Baby Carrier: Baby K’tan.
-Diaper Pail
-Blackout curtains

Gear that can wait
-High chair or reclinable convertible feeding chair
-Baby bjorn feeding bibs
-Little green pouches
-Kidsme silicone feeder
-Soft spoons
-Plate
-Activity Center
-Tub spout

*Avoid:
-Co-sleeper
-Bassinet
-Pack ‘n play
-Crib bedding sets
-Mesh feeder
-Baby monitor
-Bathtub sponges#

Soothing gear
-Wubbanub pacifier
-White noise machine or app
-Swaddle/ Flannel Receiving Blankets
-Sleepsack

Health
-Piyo piyo nail scissors
-Soft bristle hair brush
-Thermometer
-Nosefrida
-Saline spray
-Safety Cotton Q-Tip

*Avoid
-Health care kits
-Nail clippers

Clothes

Toys
-A “sassy” rattle

Toiletries

-California Baby’s shampoo and body wash or Earth Mama Angel Baby Shampoo: With pump
-California Baby’s bug spray
-California Baby’s sunscreen or Badger Baby Sunscreen
-California Baby’s calendula cream to soothe dry skin or their eczema therapy or Earth Mama Angel Baby Lotions.

*Avoid
-Hair conditioner
-Bubble baths (unless California Baby)

Diapering
-Diaper Pail: Any trash can + Baking Soda
-Diaper Pail for Cloth Diapers: Trash can or laundry hamper with planet wise pail liner
-Diapers or cloth diapers
-Wipes or cloth wipes
-Vaseline or coconut oil or desitin/boudreaux butt paste (same as diaper cream in dollar store) or cloth diapering safe creams:Grandma El’s, CJ’s butter.

*Avoid:
-Baby powder (unless California baby)
-Baby lotion.

If you want to go organic:
-California Baby
-Earth Mama Angel Baby
-Grandma El’s
-Badger Baby
-CJ’s Butter

Avoid:
-Johnson’s Baby (worst, scores 5-8)
-Aveeno Baby (half-worst, scores 2-4)
-Babyganics (Just OK, scores 2-4)

Books & Resources For You
-The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin:
-The Girlfriend’s Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy:
-YouTube videos of natural birth
-Inna May’s Guide to Childbirth
-The Business of Being Born
-The Wonder Weeks (See the app too).

Avoid:
-What To Expect When You Are Expecting
-The Mayo Clinic’s Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy
-Skinny Bitch Bun in the Oven, try “It Starts With Food” instead.

Apps
-Sprout Baby
-The Wonder Weeks App
-Johnson’s Bedtime App
-WebMD Baby App
-Groovebook

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