Baby Basics Shopping Checklist

Make baby feel at home by creating the perfect nursery. Use this checklist to stock up on the essentials for nursery, bath, and feeding.

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Essential Information

Getting the nursery ready is one of the things you can get out of the way long before baby arrives. And it's fun, so friends and family are usually eager to help! Just to make sure you'll get the necessities along with all the fun stuff, take our checklist along.

Nursery Theme


Color Scheme


Room Dimensions


Window Measurements


    Nursery Checklist

    ___ Carpet or nonskid rug

    ___ Bassinet or cradle

    ___ Crib

    ___ Crib wedge

    ___ Lamp

    ___ Baby monitor

    ___ Organizer for small supplies

    ___ Mobile

    ___ Cool-air humidifier

    ___ Diaper pail

    ___ Rocker

    ___ Chest of drawers

    ___ Changing table with safety belt

    ___ Night-light

    ___ Curtains that allow some light

    ___ A shade or heavier curtains (to darken baby's room at nap time)

      Bathing and Feeding Checklists

      Bathing Checklist:

      ___ 3 to 5 hooded terry cloth towels

      ___ 3 to 5 soft washcloths

      ___ 2 to 3 hooded terry cloth bath sacks

        Feeding-time Checklist:

        ___ 4 to 6 washable bibs

        ___ 8 bottles

        ___ Extra nipples and caps

        If you're bottlefeeding, you'll want about 8 bottles on hand, plus extra nipples and caps. If you're breastfeeding, you may want 2 to 4 bottles for water, juice, expressed breast milk, or formula.