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Ideally, I like to make sure I have food & supplies on hand for about 3 months.   Hubby was making fun of me a few weeks ago, comparing me to Pa Ingalls going to town to buy flour, sugar & tea for the winter.

Here are some things I like to make sure we have stockpiled so I have no large grocery/megastore trips.


Personal Items

  • Soap
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Facial care products
  • Make up (if you use, for baptism, perhaps?)
  • Shaving supplies
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Sunscreen
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Diapers & wipes (cloth or disposable)
  • Baby powder (or alternative)
  • Petroleum jelly (or alternative)
  • Nipple cream (lanolin, etc)
  • Umbilical cord powder
  • Pads – cloth or paper for postpartum flow
  • Panty liners – after bleeding stops

Medical/First Aid

In addition to checking for these, I also did a purge of expired ones & made sure I was able to restock as needed for the season.

  • Painkillers for all ages
  • Allergy remedies
  • Cold & flu remedies
  • Bug bite relief
  • Neosporin (or equivalent)
  • Sunburn relief
  • Peroxide
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Witch hazel or other perienium soother

Household Items


  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Hand soap
  • Dish soap
  • Cleaners- bath, kitchen, appliance, etc
  • Window cleaner
  • Laundry detergent
  • Softener/dryer sheets (unless you cloth diaper!)
  • Stain remover
  • Scrub brushes (for dishes)
  • Sponges or other scrubbies
  • Lightbulbs
  • Batteries

Home/car maintenance


  • Full gas tank
  • Furnace filters
  • Smoke detector batteries
  • CO2 detector


This post is part of the Prepping for Baby Series — check out the full list of posts!


What kinds of things do you like to have on hand when the baby arrives?

Jen S.






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