An ocean of baby products is targeted at parents. How can
parents expecting their first newborn sort the must-haves from the nice-to-haves when it comes to bringing baby home from the hospital? The
following checklists are a good place to start.
One word you’ll want to keep in mind, no matter what you’re getting,
is washable. Everything your baby wears will get dirty (sometimes really
dirty), so getting items that are easy to clean is key. — Abby Miller
Checklists for expecting
and brand new parents
once you are stocked up with the necessities, these items can be
convenient additions for you and for baby.
Sling or soft baby carrier
Comfortable chair or rocking chair
Stroller (make sure it’s CSA-approved)
Some products are best avoided altogether.
Sleep-positioning devices, including wedges and devices to make
baby stay on his or her back
infant bath seats or bath rings