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Pregnancy shopping checklist

Pregnancy shopping checklist

In this article Maternity wear Sleep aids Glider or rocker Pregnancy books Newborn clothes Changing table Crib and mattress Baby bedding Nursery accessories

In this article Maternity wear Sleep aids Glider or rocker Pregnancy books Newborn clothes Changing table Crib and mattress Baby bedding Nursery accessories

Your belly is growing, and your life is shifting to accommodate lots of changes. Maternity clothing is entering the picture, but its also a great time to start shopping for your baby before youre too tired and bigbellied to want to spend much time in stores.

Our handy secondtrimester shopping checklist will help you figure out what to buy now. And dont forget to move on to our thirdtrimester shopping checklist when its time.

Maternity wearYour belly is expanding, but your pants arent. Nows the time to explore the world of maternity clothes, but that doesnt mean sacrificing style. A nice pair of bootcut jeans, a tunic top, or a pretty wrap dress flatters almost every blossoming body type. Our checklist of maternity wear essentials can help you shop.

Sleep aidsBy now you may need some extra help getting a good nights sleep. Fans, noise machines, earplugs, and body pillows are all useful aids for helping pregnant women get their zzzs.

Glider or rockerLatenight feedings will be easier on you and more soothing for your baby if you can spend them in a rocking chair or glider. The backandforth motion calms a crying baby and eases lower back pain. While youre at it, add a matching footstool or ottoman for propping up tired, swollen feet during pregnancy.

Pregnancy booksFollow your pregnancy step by step with a few great resources like The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy, by Vicki Iovine, BabyCenter Pregnancy: From Preconception to Birth, and The Pregnancy Book: MonthbyMonth, Everything You Need to Know From Americas Baby Experts, by William and Martha Sears.

Newborn clothesYoull probably find it impossible to resist buying those adorable little booties, wee knit caps, and pintsize stretch suits you see in the baby department. Your little one will look adorable in all of them either go ahead and splurge or add them to your registry. Visit Baby clothes: The first six weeks for help picking out a wellrounded selection for your baby.

Changing tableYoull need a place to change your babys diapers. A bureau or low dresser with a cushioned changing pad will work just fine. But a standalone changing table can be nice, too.

Crib and mattressYou can get by without a crib at first your newborn can sleep in a bassinet or Moses basket. But unless you plan to have your baby share your bed, youll eventually need a crib and crib mattress.

Baby beddingYoull want a few changes of sheets for your babys crib and bassinet, if youre using these. A few warm blankets, thinner receiving blankets, and special swaddling blankets can also come in handy. Keep loose blankets, quilts, and pillows out of your babys sleeping space, however, because soft bedding makes SIDS more likely.

Nursery accessoriesDecorating your babys room can be a lot of fun. Start small add a colorful touch to the nursery with pretty wall stencils, a nice switch plate, or a colorful mobile. A soft, friendly stuffed animal can keep watch over your little one from a shelf or a dresser. Help Center Press Center Contact Us Site Map

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