Newborn baby shopping list with pictures and free downloadable list

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 >

Feeding gear

Baby Bib and Spoon

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 
Nursing bra
Breast pads
Muslin Cloth
Breast pump
Freezer storage milk bag

If your formula feeding
Bottle brushes
Baby formula ( milk )
Bottle steriliser 
Muslin Cloth

Baby clothes

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.

Baby clothes

Baby suits
All-in-one suit
Soft hat for the winter.
Socks - also can be used as scratch mittens
Pram suit

Naturalbabaa tip: Newborn babies will need their nappies changed at least 6 to 12 times a day, buy enough to keep you going for at least the first few days or so.

If your planning to completely start with re-useable nappies then best to start with at least 15 newborn nappies and nappy steriliser.

Changing mat
Changing bag
Wet wipes or cotton wool
Biodegradable disposable nappy bag
Baby bath or baby support
Baby towel
Baby bath soap
Cotton flannel or baby sponge


Sleeping Baby

Naturalbabaa tip: its is recommended by the Lullaby Trust  that you avoid loose or bulky bedding in cot to reduce the risk of SIDS 

A Moses basket, crib, or cot.
Fitted sheet
Cellular blankets
Flat mattress that fits the Moses basket or cot.
Baby sleeping bag

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.

ram, pushchair, or buggy
Baby carrier
Rear-facing car seat 

Download your free PDF baby shopping list here >

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