Newborn Essentials Checklist

You might have some idea of what you’ll need for your newborn. But have you bought every item on the list? Check through to see whether you’ve got all of the newborn essentials covered. Print it out and take it with you on your next baby shopping trip.

Clothing

8 one-piece outfits or onesies (mix of short-sleeve and long-sleeve)
5 nightgowns (for use until the cord falls off)
8 one-piece sleepsuits
5 pairs of pants/ dresses
2 newborn hats
12 pairs of socks or booties, to wear with nightgowns and outfits
2 pairs of mittens, to keep baby from scratching face
3-5 (or more) outfits for dressing up

Blankets

3 large cotton blankets
8 receiving blankets (also used as burp cloths)

Breastfeeding

Lots of bibs
Burp cloths
Breast pump (manual or electric)
Milk storage containers
Nursing pillow (not essential)
Nursing bras (if buying before baby is born, buy one cup size larger than your pregnant bra size)
Breast pads (disposable or washable)
Lotion or ointment for sore nipples (lanolin-based is best)

Formula feeding

Lots of bibs
Burp cloths
8 four-ounce bottles with nipples
6 eight-ounce bottles with nipples
Bottle and nipple brush
Formula (be sure to check expiry date)
Thermal bottle carrier
Thermal flask

Diapering

One box or two bags of newborn-size diapers (Don't buy too many in advance in case your baby is large or grows quickly)
Diaper bag
Changing pad
Baby ointment or barrier cream to prevent rash
Disposable wipes or washcloths for cleaning baby's bottom

Bathtime

1 plastic infant tub
1 cup or bowl to pour water
4 washcloths, not used on baby's bottom
Baby soap or cleanser
Baby shampoo (optional)
Dettol or savlon (optional)
Baby lotion/ cream
Baby hair brush/ comb
3 soft-hooded towels
Baby hair brush/ comb
3 soft-hooded towels

Sleeping

If you are using a crib:

Crib and crib mattress
3 waterproof mattress covers
4 fitted cribsheets
4 light blankets that fit in the crib

If sleeping with parents:

Firm mattress (not a waterbed)
3 waterproof pads to place under baby
Light blanket (keep away from baby's head)

Other necessities

 Infant carseat
Wrapper/wrapping cloth and Oja
Nail clippers or scissors (or just bite off baby's nails as needed)
Bulb syringe for suctioning mucous
Baby thermometer
Eye dropper or medicine spoon
Medication in case of fever

Nice-to-have items

Playpen
Sling or baby carrier
Plastic hangers for closet
Sun shade for car windows
2 or 4 pacifiers (if you choose to use these)
Rattles and other baby toys
Play mat
Video baby monitor
 
 

Good day mamas please am a first time mom, I need list of what to buy for my baby...am in my 28th weeks Posted by Mamalette.com on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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