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A bassinet. Little Ruby is going to need a place to sleep, now isn’t she?
Vibrating Rock ’n Play. For when she decides she hates the bassinet and will only sleep in something that jiggles.
Diapers. Plan on needing about 150 diapers in the first three weeks (we kid you not) and remember: Some bigger babies won’t fit in newborn sizes at all, so if in doubt, get size 1s.
Diaper Genie. Because those things stink.
Car seat. How else are you going to get that kid home from the hospital?
Stroller. Because after a week or so, you’re gonna need to get outside.
Swaddle blankets. Go with the traditional ones or, for the swaddling-challenged, the idiot-proof Velcro kind.
Nursing pillow. The typical postpartum feeding session lasts 45 minutes and happens every two hours. You guys need to be comfortable.
Baby bathtub. In the first few weeks, a sponge bath is all your newborn really needs. Still, a tub will help you gently and safely support her head.
First-aid supplies. You’ll want a full range of supplies—a thermometer, diaper rash cream, Infants’ Tylenol, a nail file, the works.
Burp cloths. Babies barf a lot…so be prepared for emergency cleanups and outfit changes.
Coffee. You’ve got some long hours ahead of you, mama. You got this!
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