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How to Shop for Car Seats Time to tackle the nitty-gritty of baby basics. The "stuff" you'll use over and over again to keep baby clean and well-fed.
diapers
Choose from disposable, earth-friendly, cloth and hybrid options. Many are hypo-allergenic and made for sensitive skin.

formula
Designed to provide many of the benefits of breast milk, choose from powdered, ready-to-feed or nursette preparations that work with your lifestyle.

cleaning products
Trade in chemical-based cleaning products for gentle, more natural choices... from laundry detergent to dishwashing soap and hand sanitizer.
What to Look For? Today's formulas are designed to best support baby's development. Your pediatrician will advise you on the appropriate formulation for your baby based upon size/weight, digestive needs, allergies and other nutritional considerations. Whether you want a grab-and-go option or a mix-it-yourself choice, most are available in a variety of nutritional formulations.
powdered
This economical, mix-with-water choice has a long shelf life. It's great for breast feeding moms who need an occasional supplement.
ready-to-feed
Just pour formula into baby's bottle and serve! Keep refrigerated, because once opened, its shelf life is limited.
nursette
These pre-portioned bottles of formula are truly an instant choice, just pop on the nipple and it's baby-ready.
The Scoop on Diapers
Your newborn may go through as many as 10 diapers every day. Of course, absorbency is key along with a fit that prevents leakage.
disposable

Disposable diapers are the easy, practical way to go. Look for sensitive options with improved breathability for baby's delicate skin.
earth-friendly disposable

A green, non-irritating choice that's hypo-allergenic and free of perfume, latex and chlorine.
cloth

This is the ultimate reusable choice. Choose from durable cotton gauze or lightweight birds eye cotton.
hybrid reuseable

For many, this innovation may offer the best of two worlds, featuring a reusable, waterproof outer layer over a disposable or washable insert.
When your baby weighs about 20 lbs., your diaper options expand to include overnight, active and swim choices. Each is designed to keep baby drier while asleep, on the move, or in water.
Cleaning Products Be baby-safe and stock up on the gentlest cleaning products. Look for products that are non-irritating, hypo-allergenic and gentle for baby.
laundry detergent

To help keep your little one's skin irritant-free, choose a gentle product that leaves no residue on baby's washables.
dish soap

You're likely to be hand washing baby's bottles, nipples and toys. Look for baby-safe, non-toxic products.
all-purpose cleaner

Use an effective and natural cleaner that is free of harsh chemicals and fragrance.
hand sanitizer

Select an alcohol-free sanitizer that still kills 99.99% of germs, but is safer around baby.
Keep these, and all cleaning products, locked away and out of baby's reach.
diapers, formula, feeding & cleaning checklistsUse this checklist to help identify the necessities and accessories you’ll need to keep baby clean and well-fed during her first month home.
Diapers and Wipes # Needed
  • Diapers (Sizes: Newborn - Size 2)
  • Disposable Changing Pads
  • Wipes
  • 1 box/per size
  • 1 box
  • 3 boxes
Car Seat Cushioning # Needed
  • Diaper Ointment
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • 1
  • 1
Formula # Needed
  • If you will be feeding your baby formula, be sure to stock up on a month's supply.
  • Disposable Bibs



  • 1 box
Cleaning Products # Needed
  • Hand Sanitizer Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer Lotion
  • Hand Soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Stain Remover
  • Dryer Sheets
  • All-Purpose Cleaner
  • Disinfectant Cleaning Wipes
  • 1
  • 2
  • 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1 box
  • 2
  • 2
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