The Basics: What to Buy for a New Baby

Based on content from JOHNSON’S® Baby Care Basics: Practical Tips for Parents-to-Be.

Outfitting Your Baby

If you listened to everyone's advice, you'd have a never-ending list of necessities for your baby. But really, your baby is going to need your unending love, and a few basics. You'll find it helpful to have these supplies (and one or two cute outfits that you can't resist!) on hand before your baby comes home:

  • Diapers (newborn size) - get a few packages
  • Undershirts
  • One-piece suits
  • Socks
  • Blanket sleeper
  • Stretchy suits
  • Bibs

What to Get for the Medicine Cabinet

While you're out shopping for baby supplies, pick up a few items that you'll need for baby's medicine cabinet. Here's a list of the essentials:

  • Thermometer (digital)
  • Non-aspirin liquid pain reliever
  • Gas-relieving drops
  • Nasal aspirator bulb syringe for removing mucus from a stuffy nose
  • Safety manicure scissors
  • Sterilized cotton balls, or cotton squares or rounds, and JOHNSON'S® Baby Safety Swabs

Baby Toiletries

It's important to keep your baby clean and to keep your baby's skin healthy and moisturized. Here are a few of the essentials to have in your home: