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Many parents-to-be enjoy putting together their baby's layette. This is the clothing and supplies your baby will need in the months ahead. There are countless baby items, and every gadget comes in different shapes, sizes, and brands. So, it can be hard to know what items you will really need or use.
The list that follows will give you some ideas about what you might need and want. Ask mothers you know about what items they couldn't live without and brands they liked. Also, keep in mind that the cost of brand-new baby gear can add up. Many new parents keep costs down by borrowing clothes and gear or shopping at consignment stores.
Safety is also an important factor when shopping for supplies. Some products may pose a risk to your baby if safety guidelines are not followed. And used products are more likely than new items to be dangerous. The web sites listed in the resources section can help you to choose a safe car seat, crib, clothing, stroller, and other items.
If you are overwhelmed by the number of baby products out there, just remember this: Your baby really only needs food, shelter, and you.
What Your Baby Will Need at the Hospital
Things You'll Need to Transport Your Baby
Items For Your Baby's Room
Infant Care Items
Things You'll Need as Your Baby Gets Older
Source: Republished from womenshealth.gov.