Shopping mayhem

Written by: Tracy

Tis’ the season to shop til’ you drop, but thankfully this year, I will not be partaking in the “Black Friday” festivities. I love to shop as much as the next girl and I have ventured out on this day of terror many times. But this year, my bump and I are staying cozied up on the couch in our snuggly pajamas.

If you are like me though, prone to procrastination with a due date quickly approaching, you may feel the need to jump at the chance to catch some good deals. Completely understandable—baby stuff is expensive. So here’s a sneak peek at my shopping list to prep for Braxton, so that you can hit the malls as ready as possible.

Furniture
Crib
Glider
Dresser with changing pad

Baby beauty
Shampoo and conditioner
Body wash
Bath soak
Lotion
Powder
Brush and comb set

Diapering
Diaper bag
Changing pad
Reusable diapers
Booty gel
Diaper cream

Gear
Stroller
Car seat
Baby carrier

Bath
Tub
Tub time toys
Bath mat
Towels
Wash cloths

Feeding
Highchair
Bottles
Bottle warmer
Sterilizer
Food processor
Utensils
Bowls
Plates

Entertainers
Swing
Play mat
Jumper
Walker
Activity gym

Toys
Educational items
Teethers
Books
Plush animals
Rattles

Travel
Travel bed
Travel swing
Travel highchair

Nursing
Breast pump
Milk storage containers
Nursing pillow
Nipple cream
Nursing cover
Nursing bra and pads

Miscellaneous
Bassinet
Mattress
Bedding
Safety gates
Outlet covers
Car mirror
Room decor
Clothes and shoes

This list should have you well-prepared for your new bambino, but if you want an in-depth look at brands and reviews from real parents, check out the maternity and baby gear review section of our website. Parents will give you an honest look at their favorite products.

When it comes to shopping, remember: Less is more and simplicity is usually the best thing for your baby. As you are getting your list together and checking it twice, definitely keep in mind that all a baby really needs is food to eat, a place to sleep and lots of opportunities to be close to his favorite people—his parents!

Lots of love,

Tracy

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