1621269 tn?1327203489

Am I missing anything?

Just getting the final preparations in place.  Being a first time mum I was wondering if I'm missing anything or there is anything I dont know about that i should get before the birth.  Have all the basics nappies, wipes, sponges for topping and tailing, dummies, clothes, swaddling blankets, bottles and bathing items. And then we have all the furniture sorted.  

Is there anything I'm forgetting?  I'm not in america so can you explain a product and not use brand names as I'm sure they are different.  Thanks.

Hope you are all feeling well if you are still waiting and enjoying your bundle of joy if they have already arrived.
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615752 tn?1361867986
I see from your status you're an Aussie. Same here :-) But I'm living in Germany......

You sound pretty much well prepared, I agree a swing may come in handy, although not all babies like it. I found a baby carrier (e.g. Baby Björn) very useful. Sometimes when my daughter was couldn't settle down, I packed her in there and did my daily chores especially vaccummed as she calmed down to the noise!

If you're planning on breastfeeding to you have some maternity bras and nursing pads? I used the disposable ones. Do you plan on working a few months after birth and breastfeeding? A  milk pump is a good idea unless you plan on supplementing.

A diaper bag definately as you need to carry a supply of things when you go out. Some burp or spitting cloths would come in very handy.

Hope that helps and all the best!
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1822392 tn?1324526869
You sound nice and prepared. When I get stressed that I don't have enough everyone reminds me that a newborn just needs a place to sleep, breastmilk or formula, and to feel safe. Oh and a carseat and diapers. Everything else can be gotten as you realize you need it.
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317019 tn?1532965586
im trying to understand your list of things you have so if i repeat something forgive me

you want to make sure you have something to put the baby in...a swing or bouncer or something of the sort

all your feeding materials and dont forget a bottle brush if you are using bottles

all your bathing supplies to give the baby a bath

blankets, especially if you are somewhere it is cold often

and a diaper bag to carry it in

im sure i left things out an i apologize but def ask around as any input is helpful as a first time mom
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