Checklist: Changing Supplies for a Newborn

What supplies should I buy to get ready for changing baby's diaper?
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Updated November 2, 2018
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As unappealing and foreign as diaper changes may seem, you’ll soon be a seasoned pro. In the first few weeks, baby will go through about 10 to 12 every day, meaning you’ll be spending lots of time at the changing table. Use this checklist to make it as painless as possible.

  • Changing table or cushioned changing pad for low dresser or bureau, with safety strap or railing
  • Changing table pad
  • Changing table pad cover
  • Diaper pail
  • Diaper pail liners
  • Diaper cream
  • Baby wipes
  • Wipe warmer
  • Soft washcloths
  • Tissues (for you)
  • 2-3 large boxes of disposable newborn-size diapers or 6-10 dozen cloth diapers and diaper covers

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