What baby gear will we need to get before our baby is born? She’s due 8/13.
I know we need:
Diapers (we’re planning to use disposables)
Wipes and diaper rash cream
A car seat (I know they probably won’t even let us bring the baby home from the hospital without this)
Somewhere for the baby to sleep (I want to get a bedside co-sleeper, and a crib for when the baby outgrows that)
Something to bathe the baby in
We’re planning to breast-feed, so bottles shouldn’t be necessary. Or should we get some anyway?
What size of diapers and clothes should we be getting?
I want to get a baby carrier. I’ve heard good things about the Ergo Baby carrier, and that Baby Bjorn is hard on your back. When can I start carrying the baby in a carrier?
How do baby sizes really work, anyway? I know they are by age, but I also know that my niece was always wearing sizes larger than her actual age (she was almost 10 lbs at birth. I’m hoping our baby is not that big, but I know it does happen).
At my last ultrasound, last week, they said the baby was about 3 lbs 14 oz. I assume that means she’ll be at least that big when she’s born. Babies can’t lose weight in utero, can they?
Any recommendations or things to avoid on any of these things?