Last Updated: Feb 19, 2020 @ 8:13 pm. Welcome to the award-winning Awesome Baby Checklist 2020, the most comprehensive checklist of items you need for your newborn. This list was compiled by the best-selling authors of Baby Bargains, the #1 guide to baby gear.

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Changing Pad and Covers (2)
Nursery Optional: Fun to Have or Great to Receive as a Gift

Baby Bedding & Decor

Waterproof Mattress Pads/Sheet Protectors (2 to 3)
Receiving Blankets (4)

Reality Layette

T-shirts/Bodysuits (6 to 8 long and short sleeve depending on climate)
Blanket Sleepers (3 to 4)
Sleepers (footed; 4 to 8)
Coveralls/Rompers (2 to 4)
Booties/Socks (3 to 4 pairs)
Hats (2 to 3)
Bibs (2 to 3 drool bigs; 3 to 4 larger bibs)

For Mom & Dad

Diaper bag for around town
Baby 411 book
Happiest Baby on the Block book

Feeding Baby



Feeding Optional: Fun to Have or Great to Receive as a Gift

On The Go


Playtime Optional: Fun to Have or Great to Receive as a Gift

Infant Care

Disposable Diapers (100 newborn; 400-500 size one)
Wipes (two boxes)
Towels and Washcloths (3 sets)
Infant Care Optional: Fun to Have or Great to Receive as a Gift

Thinking Ahead: For Babies 6 Months to 2 Years Old

Health & Safety

Cabinet & Drawer Locks
Toilet Locks
Outlet Covers
Furniture & TV Straps
First Aid Kit

Baby First Aid Kit

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