Baby Shower Checklist

Baby Shower - Checklist

Baby showers- Preparing the for the baby

Outfitting the Baby's Nursery

First Wardrobe

    • Four terry cloth sleepers
    • Three pairs of botees or socks
    • Two receiving blankets
    • Three under shirts
    • Three lightweight tops
    • Burp cloths: cloth diapers

As Baby Grows

    • Four rompers
    • Two washable bibs
    • Outing clothes, according to age and occasion

Seasonal Clothes

    • Two hats: sun hat, heavier weight ear covering hat
    • Two sweaters, weight according to season
    • One bunting with attached mitts for cold weather
    • Two blankets, weight according to season

Diapering Needs

    • Package of disposable diapers
    • Three dozen cloth diapers
    • Diaper pins or clips
    • Three waterproof diaper covers
    • Diaper pail
    • Cotton balls, cotton swabs
    • Pre moistened disposable baby wipes
    • Diaper rash cream (zinc oxide)
    • Black and white mobile to hang above the changing area

Feeding supplies

Bottle feeding items

  • Four bottles, four ounce (120 milliliters)
  • Four nipples
  • Utensils: tongs, measuring pitchers, spoons, can opener, bottle brush, sterilizing pot

Breastfeeding Helpers

    • Three nursing bras
    • Breast pads, no plastic linings
    • Nursing blouse and dresses
    • Baby sling
    • Footstool to prop feet while feeding
    • Extra pillows, or a nursing pillow

Bedding Supplies

    • Two rubber backed waterproof pads
    • Three crib or bassinet sheets
    • Soft comforter
    • Bassinet blankets, weight according to season

Toiletries and Medical Supplies for First couple of moths

    • Mild laundry soap
    • Petroleum Jelly
    • Rectal thermometer
    • Antiseptic for cord care
    • Nasal aspirator
    • Antibacterial ointment
    • Cotton balls, cotton swabs
    • Infant acetaminophen
    • Vaporizer
    • Penlight, tongue depressors

Nursery Equipment and Furnishings

    • Bassinet or cradle
    • Crib and accessories
    • Co-sleeper
    • Changing table or padded work area
    • Changing table covers, two quilted mattress pads
    • Rocking chair
    • Storage chest for clothing

On the Go Accessories

    • Baby sling for carrying baby
    • Car seat
    • Car seat cover
    • Car seat head support
    • Diaper bag

Packing for Birth

Clothing for Mother

    • Two bathrobes
    • Tow nightgowns
    • Loose fitting clothes for going home
    • Slippers or scuffs
    • Two pairs of warm socks
    • Two nursing bras
    • Nursing gown

Labor saving devices

    • Your favorite pillow
    • Watch for timing contractions
    • Music player
    • Massage lotion
    • Rubber ball for back rubs
    • Favorite snacks


    • Soap, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner
    • Hairbrush, hairdryer
    • Toothbrush, toothpaste
    • Sanitary napkins
    • Cosmetics
    • Glasses or contacts

Homecoming Clothes for Baby

    • One undershirt
    • Socks or bootees
    • Receiving blanket
    • One sacque or gown
    • Cap
    • Heavy blanket
    • Infant car seat
    • Diapers for going home


    • Video camera or regular camera
    • Insurance forms
    • Hospital preadmittance form
    • Cell phone
    • Address book
    • Favorite book
    • Favorite magazine
    • Birthday gift