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What are some things you need to buy for a new baby?

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A crib with fitted sheets, a comfortable chair for feeding, an approved car seat, a stroller or baby carrier, clothing, blankets and diapers are necessities for new babies. A changing pad, a diaper pail, a night light, burp cloths, bottles, infant fever medication and a thermometer are some other things new parents need.

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A crib with a fitted sheet is a safe place for a baby to sleep, so parents do not need to buy expensive bedding. A sleep sack or heavy sleepers may be useful when nights are cold. New babies go through a lot of clothing and diapers each day, but parents should not buy too many sleepers or diapers in the smallest size, as they are quickly outgrown. They can use blankets to cover or swaddle babies, and also as burp cloths. If babies are bottle-fed, parents need several bottles and nipples.

Strollers used to transport infants should recline all the way, but some babies prefer a sling or carrier when they are very young. Parents with a large house might like to purchase a baby monitor so they can hear their baby cry if they are not nearby. A diaper bag is useful to carry everything the baby needs when going out. Pacifiers, baby toys, swings and baby seats are also common purchases for a new baby, but parents should keep in mind not all babies like them.

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