Baby Needs

by , under Baby Shower, Gifts Ideas, Preparing for Baby

I have a baby boy on the way!  He’s due in October 2012 and I’ve been busying myself preparing every last detail for his arrival.  One of the first things I did was start a list of all the items I will need to take care of my little boy.  Having the list came in handy when it was time to start my baby shower gift registry.

Here’s my list.  I hope it comes in handy!  If I’ve forgotten anything that experienced mothers thought were a must-have, feel free to leave a comment!

Baby Needs List

(click here for a printable list)

Diaper Change

  • Arm and Hammer diaper pail
  • Arm and Hammer diaper pail refills
  • diapers
  • diaper rash cream
  • baby powder
  • baby wipes
  • changing table
  • contoured changing table pad
  • changing table pad covers



  • bibs
  • burp cloths
  • bottles
  • nipples
  • bottle cleaning brush
  • formula
  • dishwasher basket
  • breast pump
  • nursing pads
  • breast milk storage bottles
  • breast feeding pillow


Bath Time

  • baby shampoo
  • baby lotion
  • baby wash
  • wash cloths
  • towels
  • baby bath tub (for sink and tub)



  • onesies
  • socks
  • swaddlers
  • shirts
  • pants
  • shoes
  • hats



  • Travel system:  3 in one car seat, baby carrier, and stroller
  • diaper bag
  • sling carrier
  • Clorox wipes (travel size)
  • baby wipes (travel size)
  • small trash bin bags/liners to hold dirty diapers while on the go
  • on the go changing pad

  • ear thermometer
  • nasal aspirator (for boogers)
  • pacifier
  • teether
  • laundry detergent
  • gas drops
  • baby Orajel
  • boogie wipes
  • soft baby gum/tooth brush
  • baby nail clippers

  • baby monitor
  • outlet covers
  • no slip shower floor grips
  • faucet cover

  • crib
  • mattress
  • mattress pads/covers
  • dresser
  • blankets
  • baby clothes hamper

  • swing
  • play mat
  • play pen
  • Bumbo seat
  • Boppy pillow
  • walker
  • crib soother

  • baby record book
  • drawer dividers
  • baskets for organization
  • night light
  • laundry detergent
  • laundry bag