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Baby Items for their First Year

Thinking of everything you may need for your baby’s arrival can be overwhelming and it’s hard to know where to begin. We’ve put together a list of baby essentials you may find helpful during your baby’s first year. Each parent is different, so you may or may not use all these items.

  • Car seat (Required for discharge)
  • Baby carrier/sling
  • Stroller
  • Baby monitor
  • Crib, crib mattress, mattress cover, fitted sheet
  • Playpen, bouncy chair, play mat
  • Bottles
  • Breast pump if breastfeeding, formula if not
  • Burp clothes and bibs
  • Highchair
  • Diapers and wipes
  • Diaper bag
  • Clothes
  • Baby bathtub and toiletries
  • Thermometer and nail clippers
  • Safety gates
  • Age-appropriate toys and books
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