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After all the tests and ultrasounds confirm that the little one is definitely on his/her way, the nesting syndrome sets in - you want to make everything ready and perfect for the baby's arrival. In many cases, it is accompanied by panic, as most of us have no idea what it is we need to buy. Don't worry, we are here to help you!

Here's what you need to buy in preparation for the baby. These recommendation are based on our own experience, and to make your life easier, they come along with some suggestions from BabiesRUs:

Nursery

We all want the baby's nursery to be perfect, a peaceful oasis for nursing, soothing play, and sleeping.

Necessities

Here's a list of things that we found to be a must from first day on.

Meals

Bathing

On the Go

Entertainment

Entertainment

Layette

Babies grow faster than you can imagine. Your friends, relatives and coworkers will prefer to give you cute baby clothing more than anything else. Always leave the tags on before the baby is ready to wear these outfits. Don't invest into too many N(Newborn) sized items, most babies outgrow that size with lightning speed.

  • 6 onesies

  • 1 Homecoming outfit

  • 6 to 8 rompers/gowns/2 piece outfits

  • 3 to 6 pairs of socks

  • 2 pairs of baby gloves (so they don't scratch themselves) 2 to 3 baby hats/caps

  •  6-8 burp cloths

  • 4 to 6 receiving blankets for swaddling

  • 4 fitted crib sheets

  • 4 fitted bassinet sheets (if you use one)

  • 2 quilted mattress pads

  • 1 waterproof mattress cover

  • 1 crib bumper set

  • 1 stroller blanket

  • 2 Sun hats (warm weather baby)

  • 1 snowsuit/bunting (cold weather baby)

  • Sleep sack (cold weather baby)

  • Warm hat (cold weather baby)
     

Toys

I wouldn't invest in too many toys early on. Don't forget, your visitors will rain toys on your child.

Baby Registry

You will be receiving baby shower gifts, so register for what you need. Amazon.com in association with BabiesRUs has an excellent baby registry.

Experienced mommies, do you have any suggestions? Let us know about it.