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With my daughter, I was so overwhelmed with all the baby things I thought I needed. Our small one bedroom apartment was filled to the brink with all the things I thought we needed.
In reality, we used only a few items when my daughter arrived. This time around I knew exactly what I needed for my new bundle of joy and it made the whole process of “getting ready for baby” simple. Here’s my 18 item minimalist baby checklist.
Minimalist Baby Checklist
You really don’t need much for a sleeping baby. They can sleep in anything from your bed, a Basnett to a full-size crib.
1. Mini crib
Mini cribs are great for saving space. You can also remove the font to and push it against your bed as a cosleeper.
2. Crib sheets
You really only need a couple crib sheets for your crib. Everything else is fluff, especially since you shouldn’t have blankets or bumpers in the crib during the early days.
Usually, the cribs don’t come with a mattress or the mattress seriously sucks.
There are three ways a mom can feed her baby. Breastfeeding, pumping moms, or formula feeding, fed is best mama. You can use these items for both.
4. Boppy pillow
Boppy pillow’s are great for both a nursing mom and bottle feeding mom. It takes that weight off your arms.
A breast pump is a life saver for a working breastfeeding mom. I use one as a stay at home nursing mom.
7. burp cloths
Your baby will spit up. Having a burp cloth handy is extremely helpful.
Diaper changing needs and hygiene
I am very minimalist when it comes to by hygiene Baths are taken together, I use the towls we already have, and I use natural soap and shampoo already. I also just change my little ones one the floor with a blanket under them.
11. diaper cream
No matter how often you change your little bundle of joy. They will eventually get a diaper rash. diaper cream will be your saving grace.
12. baby grooming kit
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You may want more of the big items like a chaning table or bouncer. I find I use these four items the most.
Most babies love the swing and usually like to take naps in them.
dressers work great not only for clothes but as a changing table as well.
You have to have a car seat most hopitals won’t let you leave without one.
16. baby carrier
baby carriers can be life-saving. Not exactly a need unless your a mom who has a baby who refuses to be put down. Ask me how I know.
17 & 18. Clothing and blankets
Most parents get carried away with the baby clothes and blankets. You only need a few of each, otherwise they usually don’t even get worn. Your baby will grow like a weed. I’m also counting clothes and blankets as two things instead of going by idivudal items.
You can probably go with even less stuff or may find you need certain items I didn’t list. Minimilisim is about making you life easier and simple, so do what is best for you and your new little human!