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New Born Baby Essentials


Here you can find a checklist of the essential items to remember to prepare for your new born baby. Especially if it's your first baby, the task of preparing for the new arrival can be quite scary. Find out what you and your newborn baby will need in the first year with our comprehensive checklists of essentials.

New Baby Bathing Essentials

  • Infant Bathtub
  • Soft Hooded Towels
  • Grooming Kit
  • Slip resistant bath tub mats
  • Bathing Toys
  • Wash Cloths
  • Cotton Wool Balls and Cotton Buds
  • Shampoo, Oil and Lotions
 

New Baby Bedding Essentials

  • Crib Bedding
  • Crib Fitted Sheets
  • Crib pad
  • Crib Blankets
  • Bassinett Sheets
  • Lightweight and Heavy Blankets
  • Mattress Pads
  • Waterproof Liners
  • Changing Mat
  • Wallpaper
  • Cot quilt
  • Pillow
  • Curtains
  • Lamp and lampshade
  • Changing Table Cover
  • Changing Table Pad
  • Accessories
 

New Baby Clothing Essentials

  • Onesies or Bodysuits
  • Sleepers or Nightgowns
  • Socks and Booties
  • Light cap for night
  • Baby Hat
  • T-shirts (pullover and side-nap)
  • Mittens
  • Cotton shirts
  • Pants (pull on, waterproof)
  • Receiving or Swaddle Blankets
  • Crib blanket or quilt
  • Sweater / jacket
  • Winter coat
  • Shoes
  • Sleeveless vests / undershirts
  • Rompers (footed and not)
 

New Baby Nappies Essentials

Disposable nappies
  • Newborn nappies
  • A supply of cloth nappies is also recommended
Cloth nappies (reusable)
  • Cloth or reusable nappies
  • Washable liners
  • Waterproof protector
  • Safety pins (or other ways to secure the nappy)
Baby ointment / cream / powder (against rashes)
  • Baby wipes (disposable or washable)
  • Nappy Pail (disposal system for soiled nappies)
  • Changing Mat or Changing table
  • Nappy Bag (when travelling)
 

New Baby Feeding Essentials

Bottles
  • Bottles (washable or disposable)
  • Nipples (fast and slow flow)
  • Bibs, you'll need loads!
  • Steriliser (Microwave, Electric, Boiling...)
  • Bottle Brush
  • Bottle Warmer
  • Bottle Drying Rack
  • Teethers
  • Bottle Caps
  • Bottle Liner
Breast Feeding
  • Breast Pump Set
  • Breast Pads (washable or disposable)
  • Breast milk Storage Bottle
  • Nursing Pillow
  • Nursing Bras
  • Privacy Shawl
  • Breast Shilds
  • Nipple Lotion
  • Nursing Foot Stool
  • Nursing Shirts
Solid Feeds
  • Feeding Fork and Spoon
  • Feeding Bowl
  • Food Blender and grinder
  • Plastic sip cup
  • Baby food and bottle warmer
  • Jar holder
Baby Feeding Supplies
  • Highchair
  • Booster Seat
  • Baby wipes (disposable or washable)
  • Nappy Pail (disposal system for soiled nappies)
  • Plastic spills mats (near the highchair)
  • Cloths
 

New Baby Furniture Essentials

  • Chest
  • Dresser
  • Crib and Pad
  • Crib mattress and waterproof pads
  • Changing Table and Pad
  • Bassinet or Cradle
  • Highchair
  • Toy chest
  • Rocking chair
  • Heater
 

New Baby Health and Safety Essentials

  • Thermometer for the nursery
  • Ear Thermometer
  • Nasal Aspirator
  • Baby Monitor
  • Safety Gate
  • Night Light
  • Healthcare Books
  • Anti slip bath mat
  • Cupboard Safety Locks
  • Toilet Locks
  • Appliance Locks
  • Fireplace Bumpers
  • Pacifiers
  • Vaporiser
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Door stops
  • Diaper rash lotions, oils, powders
  • First-aid supplies
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Cotton Balls
  • Fever Reducer
  • Medicine spoon
  • Medicine dropper
  • Disinfecting hand soap
  • Nose drops
  • Teething gel
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
 

New Baby Toys, Books and Music Essentials

Toys Essentials
  • Bath toys
  • Stroller toys
  • Crib toys
  • Soft toys
  • Development and learning toys
  • Rattles
  • Playgym / Playmat
  • Doorway jumper
  • Swing
  • Bouncer
  • Toy chest
Music Essentials
  • Lullaby music
  • Bedtime music
  • Classical music
  • Educational music
  • CD/tape player
Books Essentials
  • Story books
  • Reference books (eg healthcare, pregnancy...)
  • Pregnancy calendar
  • Pregnancy journal
 

New Baby Travelling Essentials

  • Infant / Toddler Car Seat
  • Booster car seat
  • Stroller / pram / buggy (collapsable)
  • Nappy bag / wipes / other diaper changing items
  • Portable Playpen
  • Baby crib (collapsable)
  • Sun shades for car
  • Soft Carrier
  • Backpack carrier
  • Baby blanket
  • Washable bibs (water and juice)
  • Bottles
  • Toys
  • Outdoor clothing
  • Snack containers
  • Sun protection (cream, hat, umbrella)
  • Camera
 
 

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