What to look for when stocking up for baby
You don’t have to buy everything new for your baby. It quickly adds up! It’s okay to borrow from friends and family or to shop at second-hand stores or sales. If you use borrowed or pre-owned items, make sure they are clean and the right size for your baby. Ask your baby’s health care provider if you’re not sure.
It’s against the law not to use a car seat. In fact, you can’t take your baby home from the hospital without one. So this is a must-have. Practice putting it in and taking it out of your car. Be sure it’s installed before it’s time to take your baby home.
- Put a car seat in your car.
- Keep toys out of the crib.
- Plan on using 70 diapers a week.
- Get baby clothes and bedding.
- Keep medical supplies on hand.