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What you need: furniture and equipment
Here's a checklist of the essentials for baby’s room:
  • Bassinet or cot
  • Changing table
  • Chest of drawers or clothes storage
  • Car seat
  • Rocking chair
  • Lamp
  • Swing
  • Humidifier
  • Radiator cover
  • Non-slip rug
  • Feedry monitor
  • Cot gym or mobile
  • Door gate (not accordion-style)
  • For that first trip home form hospital, dress your newborn in enough clothing and blankets to keep warm and protected. In warmer weather, a short-sleeved jumpsuit may be fine. In cold weather, you may need a hat, cardigan, and extra blanket. Also be sure to bring formula if you are bottle-feeding your baby.
The most important gear for your trip home, of couse, is an infant car seat.