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new baby checklist

New Baby Checklist (Plus Free Printable)

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

What should be on your new baby checklist you may be wondering? To help you avoid missing the essentials, I have written a list of all the things you should consider purchasing before your baby arrives. These are all your essential baby registry must haves.

It is easier than you think to miss some items off your checklist so this post will help you to avoid that.

new mom must haves

here are the Baby essentials for all new Parents:

What you need For your Baby’s Sleep

  • Bassinet or Moses Basket for during the day
  • A baby cot / crib for during the night
  • Fitted bed sheets for your baby’s cot / crib
  • 2x baby sleeping bags if you choose to use them
  • Waterproof mattress covers
  • Baby monitor
  • Cellular blankets
  • Night light

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What you need For Baby Hygiene & Baby Care

  • Baby wash gel
  • Fragrance free shampoo
  • Baby bath
  • Fragrance free moisturiser
  • Bath toys
  • Bath toy storage
  • Bath tap guard
  • Baby towels for bath time
  • Newborn nappies / diapers
  • Fragrance free baby wipes
  • Nappy / diaper bin
  • Nappy / diaper bags
  • Washable & reusable changing mat / changing station. I recommend these bamboo quilted absorbent changing mats which come in a set of 3.
  • Cotton balls to clean newborn
  • Baby nail scissors
  • Baby soft bristle hair brush & comb
  • Barrier cream (or petroleum jelly) to prevent nappy / diaper rash
  • Non-bio washing detergent (better for sensitive skin than bio)
  • Baby thermometer
  • Colic drops. As mentioned on Healthline, up to 40% of babies experience colic, so you may want to be prepared just in case.
  • Dummies / pacifiers if you choose to use them
  • Muslin cloths

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What you need For Feeding your Baby

  • Baby bottles
  • Baby bottle cleaning brush
  • Bibs
  • Breast pump (if you are giving your baby breast milk)
  • Formula milk (make sure it’s in date)
  • Cold water or steam steriliser
  • Sterilising fluid or tablets (for the cold water steriliser)
  • A feeding pillow

What you need For Travelling With A Baby

  • Car seat
  • Pram / stroller
  • Rain cover for the pram / stroller
  • Sun shade for the car window
  • Baby bag
  • Baby carrier or sling
  • Travel cot / travel crib (for your baby to sleep in overnight)

What you need To Entertain your Baby

  • Bouncer or baby swing
  • Play gym / activity mat
  • Baby toys (including teething toys)

Clothing Needed For A Newborn

  • 6x baby sleep suits for the Winter or 6x rompers for Summer
  • 6x baby bodysuits (long sleeve for Winter or short sleeve for Summer)
  • 6x pairs of socks
  • 6x pairs of baby mittens
  • 2x hats
  • 2x baby snowsuits (for Winter)
  • 2x cardigans
  • Baby storage for their clothes

For a list of the best baby clothes to buy, click here.

What A New Mother Needs For Herself

  • Breast pads
  • Maternity towels for the bleeding after birth
  • Sore nipple cream
  • Breastfeeding clothes
  • Breastfeeding bras
  • A fully stocked fridge with quick meals and snacks
  • A postpartum belt

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printable newborn baby checklist

I hope this new baby checklist has been of help to you and you feel more prepared now. Please share this list if you think it could help another expecting mother.

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