What do you need?

This is an indication of the things you need when the baby is born. On the internet you can find more lists.

 

For the baby’s room:
  • Cradle or rib
  • Dresser
  • Changing mat

 

For in the crib or cradle:
  • Fitting matrass
  • 2 blankets
  • 2 molton undersheets or pads
  • 3 fitted sheets
  • 3 sheets
  • 2 naadloze metalen kruiken
  • 2 badstof kruikenzakken

 

Clothes:
  • 6 onsies side 50 or 56 (or 3 in 50 and 3 in 56)
  • 2 pairs of pants
  • 3 shirts
  • Cardigan
  • Jacket
  • 4 pairs of socks
  • 2 bonnets (hats)

 

Baby care:
  • Baby bath and/or Tummy Tub
  • Bath cape
  • Bath thermometer
  • Bottle of babyshampoo
  • Soft hairbrush or comb
  • 6 burping clots or bibs
  • 6-12 hydrophilic diapers (cotton diapers)
  • 3-6 flannel diapers to put around your baby or to put your baby on
  • (washable) diapers
  • Cleaning wipes
  • Salve
  • baby oil
  • Digital thermometer
  • Nail scissors with rounded tips (not indispensable)

 

For the nursing:
  • Nursing pads
  • 2-3 nursing bra’s
  • Breast pump and bottles (it is best to buy these after the birth)

 

For the bottle feeding (only if you want to start giving bottles right away):
  • Formula
  • 3 bottles with teats for newborns
  • Bottle brush
  • Bottle warmer

 

On the way:
  • Diaper bag
  • Car seath
  • Baby carrier or sling
  • Baby car

 

At home:
  • Box with a playmat
  • Bouncer
  • Baby monitor

Most insurers provide a so-called childbed-package, but apart from that you will need a few more things:

  • 6 cotton diapers (hydrophilic diapers)
  • a digital thermometer
  • an iron jug
  • a dish tub
  • refuse bags

 

For the baby:

  • a crib with blankets and sheets (no quilts)
  • diapers
  • clothes, socks and a bonnet

 

If you don’t receive a childbed-package, you’ll have to get the following things:

  • 10 cellulose mats (the drugstore)
  • a big piece of plastic or a big canvas
  • 2 packs of maternity napkins
  • 2 packs of special sanitary towels
  • wads of cotton wool
  • 2 packs of sterile gauzes (zestientjes)
  • 10 gauzes, size 10×10 cm.
  • a little bottle of alcohol 70
  • cord clamp
  • disinfecting soap

 

From 37 weeks it’s useful to have a bag ready to take with you if you have to leave for the hospital:

  • T-shirt or pajama’s
  • clean clothes in which you can go home again
  • slippers
  • toilet articles
  • clothes for the baby
  • bonnet for the baby
  • a warm shawl or blanket for the baby
  • a camera
  • a punch plate of the hospital