You and you’re family are getting ready to bring baby home. But a lot happens just after birth. It’s easier to get some important items ahead of time. Here’s a checklist of items you might consider getting ahead of time. The best time would be during your nesting period. Some Moms can get the urge to clean and organize everything around them.

Baby Checklist

This suggestion of items to have ready can help you prepare for your baby’s arrival.

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Going through this checklist will help you prepare for baby

Baby Clothes

  • 4 shirts
  • 4 gowns/onesies
  • Hat
  • Socks/booties

Bath Time

  • 3 hooded towels
  • 3 washcloths
  • Baby soap
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby nail clippers
  • Sponge/bathing pillow

Baby thermometer

Bedding and Furniture

  • Waterproof mattress
  • 4 crib sheets
  •  3 waterproof pads
  • 2 quilted crib pads
  • 3 baby blankets
  •  Crib/bassinet
  • Small lamp

Travel Home

  • Blanket for car/stroller
  • Backpack
  • Stroller

Getting a Car Seat

Buying the right car seat can be a big decision. There are classes that can help you:

  • Learn how to use a car seat correctly
  • Learn when to switch car seats
  • Find the right car seat for your child

If you’re in need of a new car seat there are programs that can help with car seat vouchers.

Remember the nurse advice line

You may have questions after you give birth. HPSJ has a nurse advice line that can help you find answers 7 days a week 24 hours a day at 1.800.655.8394.

Customer Service Representatives are available to assist you
Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Posted on April 26th, 2016 and last modified on June 21st, 2019.