Normally, 42 Baby Supplies and Equipment in Your Home would have posted last Friday. But, life interred and I spent most of Friday in the ER with my mom. She’s been hospitalized since and while recovering, at 84-years of age, she continues to battle escalating health challenges.
Here’s the problem with my mom: you ask her how she is and she says “fine”, even if she isn’t fine. And, she’s always smiling. So, nurses and doctors don’t think she’s sick until they run tests and get back the results because my mom is perpetually happy, smiling, and says she is “fine.” I always have to “brief” nurses and doctors that my mom doesn’t realize she’s sick and to “trust their science” because she is sick. So, my mom always needs an “advocate” with her because she’s “fine” and smiling.
I guess when I’m 84, I’d rather be “fine” and smiling than in pain and grumpy. But, the downside of this perpetual happy exterior is that when she is sick (with an infection, for example), that infection gets worse and worse until she ends up in the hospital because her vital signs start to plummet. Anyway, we caught this current problem early and she’s recovering and will be home soon.
So, I’m dedicating 42 Baby Supplies and Equipment in Your Home to my mom, who loves babies and had 4 of her own (me included)! She loves babies so much that when she retired from her job (she was in real estate for many years and worked for the Girls Scouts of America in a professional capacity for more than a decade), she became a nanny to 3 separate families, each with two children.
In each of these families, she loved those babies like they were her own. A modern day “Mary Poppins”, my mom was a wonderful nanny to these babies, toddlers and young children. Here she is with her great-granddaughter, Princess Sweetie Pie. Today, Princess Sweetie Pie is almost 5 years old, so this photo is about 4 years old.
This post is part of a 4-part series of what babies bring into our lives via stuff. If you missed the first one, here’s a link: 42 Things in Your Baby’s Nursery.
Part of my overall household inventory project that I’ve worked on for more than a year, these lists of baby stuff can be used in several ways:
- As part of your own household inventory binder
- As a checklist for new mothers
- As a gift guide for family and friends of new mothers
Don’t forget your FREE printable checklist at the end of this post. Here’s the list of 42 Baby Supplies and Equipment in Your Home:
- Full-size stroller
- Lightweight/Travel stroller
- Stroller accessories, covers, bags
- Car seats, car seat accessories
- Baby playard (playpen), playard sheet
- Crib wedge cushion
- Changing table cover, pads, liners
- Portable changing pads, sets
- Baby walker
- Baby seat
- Baby bouncer
- Baby swing
- Plastic hangers for baby clothes
- Sling, baby carrier, baby backpack
- Baby lounger
- Diaper stacker, diaper pail refills
- Laundry bag & supplies
- First Aid supplies & equipment
- Sound and light soothers
- Baby grooming & dental kits
- Baby blankets, receiving, security, wearable, swaddle
- Baby bath tub, accessories
- Baby bath towels & wash cloths
- Baby bath and skin care products
- Medicine, vitamins
- Baby wipes and wipe warmers
- Diaper creams and ointments
- Diapers: disposable, cloth, swim
- Potty training seats
- Training pants
- Thermometer, aspirator, inhaler
- Breast feeding pump, accessories
- Bottles, nipples, toddler cups
- Bottle warmers, sterilizers, brush
- Nursing pillows, stools
- Pacifiers, teethers
- Food prep and storage containers
- Dishes, utensils, feeding sets
- High chairs, booster seats
- Bibs, burp cloths
- Child proofing & safety equipment
- Baby & toddler food & formula
And, here’s your FREE printable checklist: TS4T Checklist – 42 Baby Supplies and Equipment in Your Home.
Love you, Mom!
(other lists of 42 household inventory items)
NOTE: the list below is NOT all-inclusive. For a complete list of available lists of 42, visit Archives – By Category.
- 42 Kitchen Basics for Your New Home
- 42 Baking Essentials
- 42 Cooking Essentials for a Well-stocked Kitchen
- 42 Things in Your Living Room, Family Room and/or Great Room
- 42 Things in Your Dining Room
- 42 Things in Your Laundry Room
- 42 Things in Your Master Bedroom
- 42 Things in Your Child’s Bedroom
- 42 Storage Solutions for Your Home
- 42 Things for Your Pets