1. Baby crib and mattress.
Make sure the crib is safe and in good condition. The mattress should be firm and fit the crib snugly.
2. Crib sheets and blankets.
Choose soft, comfortable sheets and blankets that will be safe for the baby to sleep on.
3. Diaper changing station.
This can be a simple table or dresser with a changing pad on top. Be sure to have plenty of diapers and wipes on hand.
4. Diapers and wipes.
Stock up on diapers and wipes so that you will always have them readily available when you need them.
5. Baby clothes.
Choose a variety of clothes in different sizes to ensure that the baby will be able to wear something comfortable no matter what the weather is like.
Pacifiers can help soothe the baby and can prevent them from sucking their thumb or fingers which can lead to oral health problems down the road.
7. Bottles and nipples.
If you will be bottle feeding the baby, make sure to have bottles and nipples on hand. Be sure to sterilize them before each use.
8. Formula or breast milk.
If you will not be breastfeeding, make sure to have formula or breast milk available for the baby.
Babies often start teething around six months old, so it's a good idea to have some teethers on hand to help relieve their discomfort.
10. Nursery mirror.
A nursery mirror can help you keep an eye on the baby while they're sleeping without having to leave the room.