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Let’s be honest, there is nothing more cute than baby outfits except babies themselves. I know that you might be tempted to buy whole store for your newborn (especially if it is your first time around) but trust me that is a big no, no and most of the parents (including me with my son No.1) end up with whole lot of unnecessary items. I will here try to make a list of necessary and handy items to help you through first six week with your newborn in Kuwait. I started shopping as soon as I found out that I am pregnant and I bought most of the items on sales in Mothercare, Next, H&M,Centrepoint and online.

Clothes:

  •  6-10 baby sleeveless bodysuits
  • 6-10 baby sleepers with feet (go for one with zippers or buttons between legs, you will thank me for this later)
  • 3-6 long sleeved and/or short sleeved onesies
  • 3-5 pairs of pants
  • 3-5 pairs of socks and scratch mittens
  • 3-4 special going out outfits
  • 2-3 hats
  • 2-3 cardigans or jackets if it is winter
  • 5-10 bibs
  • a lot of burp cloths
  • a lot of receiving blankets and cotton diapers (really handy)

Diapering:

  • Changing table with changing mat and lots of storage area
  • Stock of diapers
  • Container for messy diapers
  • Favorite baby wipes
  • Disposable bags
  • Diaper cream
  • Cotton balls/ wash cloth and water bowl
  • Hand sanitizer

Bathing:

  • Favorite baby soap
  • Favorite baby shampoo
  • Baby oil/lotion
  • 2-4 towels (hooded)
  • Brush/comb
  • Padded bath tub
  • Nail clipper

Sleeping:

  • Crib
  • Mattress
  • 2-3 waterproof mattress covers
  • 2-5 fitted bed-sheets
  • bumpers
  • 3-5 big cotton blankets (that could be tucked)
  • sleep sack
  • Mobiles
  • Soft night light

Feeding:

  • Breast pump (if you are planning to use)
  • Nipple cream
  • Sterilizer
  • Bottles and/or breast milk containers
  • Pacifiers
  • Bottle brush
  • Milk formula
  • Thermos bottle

Other:

  • Baby monitor
  • Car seat
  • Stroller
  • Diaper bag
  • Baby sling or carrier
  • Nasal aspirator or bulb syringe for cleaning nose
  • Saline nasal drops/spray
  • Digital baby thermometer
  • Fever medication like Panadol, Adol or Advil
  • Antiseptic for cord care
  • Soft toys and stories
  • Drops for gases
  • Vitamin D3 drops

 

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