There are loads of to-do’s when getting ready for your baby's arrival, and shopping for all the baby essentials can be a bit of a minefield. From setting up the nursery to figuring out what you need for bath time, nappy change, feeding, and more.
I often think about all the things I needed with my first child and also all the stuff I was told I needed and never actually got the chance to use. Now that I am on baby number two and more experience, I thought it would be helpful to put together a list of essential baby gear that I believe is a great starting point for any first-time parents.
This baby checklist is intended as a soft guild, there is absolutely nothing stopping you from buying exactly what you want😊 but it’s worth understanding what's essential and what is basically a nice extra.
Below is a rundown of all you need for the first 6 months, plus a printable PDF for you to download and print at the end.
Read the complete list below >
Naturalbabaa tip: Muslins are so handy and can be used in multiple ways, like for covering up when breastfeeding, doubles as a bib, swaddling, and more…. It’s worth keeping one in your nappy bag.
If your breastfeeding and expressing
Freezer storage milk bag
If your formula feeding
Baby formula ( milk )
Naturalbabaa tip: It’s worth getting at least 7 of each to start with so that you’re covered for baby’s first week at home. As your baby grows it’s pretty normal to experience nappy accidents or for your baby to bring up milk from time to time. So you might have to change little one more than once a day.
Soft hat for the winter.
Socks - also can be used as scratch mittens
If your planning to completely start with re-useable nappies then best to start with at least 15 newborn nappies and nappy steriliser.
Wet wipes or cotton wool
Biodegradable disposable nappy bag
Baby bath or baby support
Baby bath soap
Cotton flannel or baby sponge
Naturalbabaa tip: Make sure the pram lies flat so it is suitable for newborn use or If using a baby carrier make sure it comes with a newborn baby insert if not already included.
Pram, pushchair, or buggy
Rear-facing car seat
Download your free PDF baby shopping list here >