Shopping List for Adoptive Parents

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Piggy Bank Sleeping:
____Crib
____Mattress
____Mattress Pad (2)
____Rubber Sheet
____Fitted Sheets (6--2 flannel; 4 cotton)
____Blanket (2 medium weight; 1 light weight)
____Blanket for stroller
____Bumpers (1)
____Fleece blanket (1; 2 if you live in a cold climate)

Diapering:
____Changing Pads(3--to be strategically placed throughout the house)
____Travel changing pad
____Lap pads (2)
____Cloth Diapers (2 dozen, if you are using disposables on baby; more if you are using cloth)
____Disposable Diapers
____Diaper Pail
____Lots of--at least 3 dozen--tall, kitchen-size trashbags
____Lysol
____Air Freshener Stickups
____Small Trashbags (for disposing of poopy, smelly diapers)
____Diaper rash ointment
____Baby Wipes (keep two-packs of 84 on hand at all times)
____Baby Powder
____Keep 6 rolls of paper towels on hand at all times

Bathing:
____Bathtub
____Baby Shampoo
____Baby Soap
____Nail clipper
____Comb
____Soft Towels (4)
____Soft Washcloths (6)
____Hooded Terry Robes (2)
____Baby toothbrush & paste
____Cotton swabs

Feeding:
____High chair
____Splat mat for floor
____Bibs (3 plastic)
____Spoons & Forks (3 flex)
____Sippy cups (3)
____Plastic containers for snacks (3-5)
____Bottles/Nipples (8, 12-oz. bottles; 6, 6-oz. bottles and 24 nipples/collars)
____Wire-brush bottle washer (2)
____Formula
____Dishwasher basket
____Resealable plastic bags for food

On the go:
____Stroller

____Mesh bag
____Rain shield
____Front-pack or sling
____Pack and go playpen/crib
____Diaper Bag
____Car seat

Medicine chest:
____Baby Tylenol
____Baby Motrin
____Baby cold medicine (Dimetapp; Robitussin)
____Hydrocortisone cream
____Pedialyte or other rehydration products
____Measuring spoon
____Hotwater bottle
____Baby mylicon drops (for stomach gas)
____Nasal aspirator
____Digital, in-the-ear thermometer
____Alcohol pads

Clothing:
Note: This is a very basic list since wardrobes vary depending on the child's age/gender
____Sunhat
____Winter coat
____Lighter-weight fleece jacket
____Onesies (12)
____Footed Pajamas (5)
____Lighter-weight sleepwear (5)
____T-shirts (6)
____Shorts (5)
____Hooded sweatshirts (2)
____Pants (6)
____Overalls (1)
____Shoes (depends on age)
____Socks (8 pair)

Entertainment:
____Mobile
____Musical Toy
____Stuffed Toys
____Pacifier (buy several; you won't know her preference)
____Teething rings
____Shaky toys
____Colorful stacking cups
____Books

Safety:
____Baby Monitor
____Door latches
____Gates
____Outlet plugs
____Appliance/Toilet locks

Home Furnishings:
____Hamper
____Place to store diapers/changing accessories

Miscellaneous:
____Thank you notes for gifts
____Baby wrapping paper (you're going to be invited to many more showers now that you're joining the Mommy club)
____Photo albums
____Extra rolls of film for camera
____Video camera and film

 

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