Basic Essential Baby Items: 16 Baby Items that You Need to Care for a Newborn

Couple Shopping for Baby ProductsBabies will never judge their parents for the amount of stuff that they had when they were little or didn’t have when they were babies.  In fact, most babies only need a few basic necessities in order to be adequately cared for and they don’t need a bunch of fancy things.  A baby will use most of their baby gear for a short period of time and they quickly grow out of it.  If you are expecting and have a limited budget, I would recommend that parents buy or register for the following items in order to properly care for their newborn baby.

Disclosure: This post reflects my own opinions and you may find additional products that you need or want in order to care for your baby.  My list is based upon my own opinions and experience with raising my own three children.

A baby will remember the way that their parents loved them more than anything that you can buy for them.  There are many resources that can assist parents who don’t have enough money to buy basic items to care for their baby, check your local phone book or area for pregnancy assistance.  If you are unable to buy food or don’t have medical care, you should contact your local Health and Human Services Department immediately.

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8 responses to “Basic Essential Baby Items: 16 Baby Items that You Need to Care for a Newborn”

  1. Lexie Lane Avatar

    These are really great tips for parents who can’t afford much. We have lists of everything else but not too many for those who are struggling. Great post!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Many people don’t realize that babies do not require all of the stuff in order to be happy.

  2. Rebel Sweetheart Avatar

    Couldn’t agree more. This list practically covers everything. 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      I am sure I missed a few things that other parents found useful. 🙂

  3. Pamela R Avatar

    a super list–I was very basic in my shower register y, as you state the child is not really going to remember much and really with how many gadgets are out there the babies room would be so full you wouldn’t have play space! =)

    1. Christy Avatar

      I agree with you Pamela, if your child’s room is anything like my son’s he doesn’t have a ton of storage space to begin with.

  4. Courtney~Mommy LaDy Club Avatar

    Great list! If you are breastfeeding, you are certainly saving yourself money;)

    1. Christy Avatar

      This is one of the main reasons that I breastfed my three children, plus it was easier for me.