Newborn Checklist: Everything You Need Before Your Baby Arrives

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Bringing a new baby into the world is one of life’s greatest moments. But in between the moments of total bliss, you may feel overwhelmed and underprepared.

To help you feel more comfortable starting the journey with your little one, we’ve prepared an “Are you ready for a baby?” checklist to ease the transition to parenthood.

From must-need items for the hospital to cute and quirky clothes for playtime, here’s everything you need to put on your getting ready for baby checklist:

Prep for Baby: Checklist for Home

Getting your home ready for a brand new family member involves baby proofing and making your space more enjoyable and comfortable. Here’s a checklist of baby proofing items to invest in before bringing baby home from the hospital:

  • Baby gates.
  • Outlet covers.
  • Safety locks and latches for doors.
  • Non-slip bath and kitchen mats.
  • Softcovers for bathtub spouts.

Newborn Assessment: Checklist for the Hospital Bag

Many women pack their hospital bags weeks in advance of their baby’s due date, a smart move to consider since you never know when your little one’s going to arrive. There are certain things you need to pack for yourself and your baby to make the transition from womb to earth simple and seamless.

Here are the items you should bring to the hospital or birthing center to help welcome your bundle of joy into the world:

Mom’s Needs

Bring these things to help you find comfort after giving birth:

  • Toiletries, like lip balm, a toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, shampoo and soap.
  • Slippers, nightgowns and a robe.
  • Nursing bras.
  • Extra socks.
  • Items to promote a relaxing environment, such as books, magazines, a tablet or a sound machine.
  • Going home outfit.
  • Phone charger

Baby Gear

In most cases, the hospital or birthing center can supply you with diapers and wipes throughout your stay, but you may pack extra to be on the safe side. Here are the other items to add to your checklist:

  • Car seat.
  • Sound machine.
  • Swaddles.
  • Multiple onesies.
  • Nail clippers.
  • Hairbrush or comb.
  • Socks.
  • Pacifiers.
  • Burp cloths.
  • Going home outfit.
Happy mother with newborn baby

Let Us Help You Complete Your Newborn Clothes Checklist

Dressing your baby to leave the hospital can be one of the most fun and exciting experiences as a new parent. If you want your little one to arrive home in comfort and style, check out Cygnet Living.

From personalized welcome home sets to simple rompers and onesies, there’s an option for everyone. We can help you make the journey back to your house more cute and cozy than you ever thought possible.

Do you have a little one on the way? Browse through our assortment of classic baby clothes to find the perfect coming-home outfit for your little one.