Baby's Almost Here, Get Your Booties in Gear!

Headed out to shop for your little one? Here is a list of some of the essentials you may need.

Before you know it, your little bundle of joy will be here. Ideally, you will have been showered with gifts and everything you need to make your baby comfortable. But in case you have any questions of the necessities you’ll need when the baby is born, we made up a list of the essentials. Remember, babies tend to wear several outfits a day.

Make sure you have the following for your new arrival:

3 –6 pairs of socks

2 side-snap shirts

3 bodysuits

3 pullover tees

6-12 burp cloths

3-4 crib sheets and 1 set of bumpers

3-6 blankets

2-4 hooded towels and wash mitts

2 shirt and pant sets

5-6 coveralls or rompers

1-3 sweaters

4-6 bibs

4-6 gowns

2-4 hats

4-6 sleepers

1 bunting

2-3 packages of diaper

A roomy outfit, keeping in mind that you still will be sporting a little tummy after labor


Shoes and socks

Coat or sweater if necessary

Shopping bag to bring home gifts

Other big items for your little one:

Car seat


Bassinet or cradle

Sleep positioner

Changing table and pad

Diaper pail

Baby monitor

Front baby carrier or sling


Bouncer seat

Activity gym

Play pen

Diaper bag

High chair

Play pen




Breast pump and several bottles