If you're wearing a regular-old underwire bra and try to pop out a boob to breastfeed, it may work for awhile — but it will be pretty uncomfortable. And you'll ruin the bra pretty quickly. So invest in a few nursing versions — the clipping kind, the stretchy kind or both.
If you intend to travel with your little one, you'll likely want a portable crib/playpen with a bassinet attachment. You can use it at home or on the road, and it's more cost-effective than a fixed bassinet or cradle.
If you've been using the hardcore scented stuff on your laundry up until now, it's time to stop. Babies have sensitive skin and need a gentle (unscented or naturally scented) detergent — for their clothes, their cloth diapers, you name it.
And speaking of washing: Babies spit up (and spit up) often. And when you're burping them, guess where all that stuff goes? Yep, right onto your shoulder. Burp cloths will give that spit-up a non-blouse place to land.
Baby baths and baby towels may be more gimmick than necessity (You have a sink, right? And babies do fit in actual towels, yes?), but baby shampoo/soap/lotion is no joke. Don't try to use your own spa stuff on their sensitive skin; get kiddo her own natural, unscented, preferably organic brand.
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