Essential Items for Your Newborn Baby

Essential Items for Your Newborn Baby

Essential Items for Your Newborn Baby: A Simple Guide

Welcoming a newborn is an exciting time, but figuring out what you need can feel overwhelming. To make things easier, here’s a guide of the essential items you’ll need for your baby.


Sleeping Essentials

1. Crib or Bassinet

2. Mattress and Sheets 2-3 fitted sheets. See here for our range of fitted Organic sheets

3. Swaddle Blankets: 4-6, see our range of Organic Swaddle blankets here

4. Baby Monitor

Nursery Essentials

1. Change table and Mat

2. Arm chair - extra comfortable for feeding

3. Night light - useful for night time changing (without turning on lots of light and waking baby fully)

5. White noise (helps to settle baby)


Clothing Basics

1. Onesies: 6 - 8

2. Sleepwear: 4 - 6 with feet cuffs

3. Hats / mittens 2-3 

4. Socks: 6-8 pairs


Diapering Needs

1. Diapers: 2-3 big packs, Babies go through a lot of diapers!

2. Wipes: 3-4 packs (choose fragrance-free wipes for sensitive skin)

3. Nappy Cream: 1-2 tubes (use a little after each diaper change)

4. Nappy bag: Convenient for carrying baby essentials, if you can find one with lots of different compartments, it will help to keep your bag organised.


Feeding Supplies

1. Bottles 4-6 bottles (Needed whether breastfeeding or formula feeding.)

2. Formula (if not breastfeeding) 1-2 cans (ask your doctor for recommended brands)

3. Breast Pump (if breastfeeding) and storage pouches for extra breast milk.

4. Burp Cloths: 6-8

5. Bibs: 4-6

6. Sterilisation equipment for bottles / breast pump


Bath Time Basics

1. Baby Bathtub

2. Baby Shampoo and Body Wash - look for organic all natural options

3. Towels and Washcloths: 2-4 towels, 6-8 washcloths

4. Baby Lotion - look for organic all natural options


Health and Safety

1. Baby Thermometer - it's a good idea to have one, just in case to check baby's temperature.

2. Nail Clippers or File - If you are using Nail clippers find the childrens ones with the guard.

3. Baby hair brush


Travel Essentials

1. Car Seat - installed by a professional

2. Pram - Choose a pram that is light weight and easy to fold up

3. Baby Carrier: Is a nice to have, not essential but really handy.

4. Baby blanket for the pram / car. See our range of Baby blankets here

5. Change mat and change of clothes for your diaper bag.



Preparing for a new baby can feel like alot, but with these essentials, you'll be ready for your little one's arrival. Each baby is unique, so feel free to adjust as you learn what works best for you and your baby. 

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