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Newborn Essentials Checklist - Preparing For Baby + Free Printable Newborn Essentials Checklist

As I sit here awaiting the arrival of our 3rd child (any day now - or so they tell me!) I am amazed at how many things have changed over the years. My youngest just turned 7, so it's definitely been awhile. While we are absolutely loving some of the new products on the market - it's easy to get swept up in it all (and want to bring it all home with you!)

Looking over some of the options available today, I have become completely aware of how unnecessary most some of the purchases that we made with our first child were. They were adorable purchases - don't get me wrong - but practical and applicable in every-day life? Not so much. We definitely toned it down with our second child and are doing the same yet again, with the newest addition to our family. 

It's easy to get sidetracked by the cuteness and buy everything that you see -- though reality soon sets in when space is at a premium in your home.  Lest we forget 7 & 9 year old kids can accumulate STUFF quickly too!

I so wish that someone would have given me a practical list of must-haves the first time around. It certainly would have saved a ton of money - and a ton of costly trial/error sessions too!

After narrowing down our purchases this time around - I created a Newborn Essentials Checklist packed with newborn must-haves (eliminating the frills). The items on this list will help you get through those first month's with baby peacefully; without breaking the bank and without requiring the purchase of a new home to store it all!

Print out the checklist and take it along with you to the store. {Hopefully} it will help simplify the buying process by helping you stick  to the essentials - and not get too carried away. Which is so easy to do when everything is so incredibly tiny and adorable and you are so incredibly hormonal!

You can print the free newborn essentials checklist by double clicking on the image below. Once the image opens on a new page - click it again to enlarge it to it's original size. Once enlarged - simply right click and select to print.

Happy Shopping and Best Wishes with your new bundle of joy!