Congrats, you’re preggers! Now comes the part where you freak out about all the stuff you’re going to need. But good news: Newborns really don’t require that much. We chatted up some super-cool moms--and one neonatal nurse--to get the scoop on the only 12 things you actually need in your house when you come home from the hospital.

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A BASSINET OR CO-SLEEPER

Little Ruby or James is going to need a place to sleep, now isn’t she/he?

Arm's Reach ($140)

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A ROCK ’N PLAY OR VIBRATING SWING

For when he/she decides he/she hates the bassinet and will only sleep in something that jiggles.

Fisher-Price ($63)

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DIAPERS AND WIPES

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. 

Pampers ($34 for 148 diapers)

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A DIAPER GENIE

Because those things stink.

Diaper Genie ($37)

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A CAR SEAT

How else are you going to get that kid home from the hospital?

Nuna ($300)

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A STROLLER

Because after a week or so, you’re gonna need to get outside.

UPPABaby ($500)

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SWADDLE BLANKETS

Go with the traditional ones (here’s a handy how-to) or, for the swaddling-challenged, the idiot-proof Velcro kind.

SwaddleMe ($25)

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A NURSING PILLOW

The typical postpartum feeding session lasts 45 minutes and happens every two hours. You guys need to be comfortable.

Boppy ($30)

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A 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. 

Puj ($45)

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FIRST AID STUFF

You’ll want a full-range of supplies--a thermometer, diaper rash cream, Baby Tylenol, a nail file--the works.

Wallaboo ($34)

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Some onesies and burp cloths

Babies barf a lot…so be prepared for emergency clean-ups and outfit changes.

Born to Nurture ($25)

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Coffee

You’ve got some long hours ahead of you, woman. You got this!

Dunkin' Donuts ($23 for 40 oz.)

 

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