UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - West

2255 John F Kennedy Road
Dubuque, IA 52002

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What do I need to have in the house to welcome my baby home?

Welcome Home Baby

Besides calling for your unending love and attention, your baby is going to need a few basics. Listed below are a few items you may find helpful to have on hand.


You may find it helpful to have these few clothing items on hand before the arrival of your baby:

  • Diapers (newborn size)
  • Onesies
  • Undershirts
  • Socks
  • Bibs
  • Sleep sack
  • Sleepers

Baby toiletries

It is important that your baby stays clean and well moisturized. While out shopping, pick up these necessary supplies:

  • Baby wipes - unscented and alcohol free
  • Ultra-mild baby wash
  • Baby shampoo
  • Diaper rash ointment

Medicine cabinet supplies

While it's important to keep your baby clean and sanitary, it's also important to keep your baby healthy. Consider purchasing these supplies for the baby's medicine cabinet:

  • Non aspirin liquid pain reliever
  • Digital thermometer
  • Infant safety manicure scissors or clippers
  • Cotton balls
  • Gas-relieving drops
  • Nasal aspirator bulb syringe for cleaning out a stuffy nose
  • Cotton tipped applicators

For additional information please contact your baby's health care provider.