The Newborn baby Checklist & Must-Haves

What a very exciting time to know that you are having a mini human being which honestly is truly a miracle. There’s many emotions throughout the pregnancy that you may feel but one thing for sure is that it always pays to be organised and prepared in life, especially when you’re bringing a precious life into the world. 

Well, it can get overwhelming, which is why we’re here to help, as really for the first couple of months, it’s the basic necessities that you need when your baby arrives as you and bub will need as much rest as possible. 


  • 5-8 onesies, or other soft outfits, depending on how often you want to do laundry
  • 3-4 baby swaddles or muslin wraps
  • 5-7 pairs of baby socks
  • 1-2 newborn hats, depending on climate


  • 2-3 packs of disposable diapers or enough cloth diapers for at least two days
  • 1-2 packs of disposable wipes or 12 cloth wipes
  • 1 bottle of diaper rash cream
  • A cloth-diaper detergent, if you will need to wash diapers
  • Waterproof pad for diaper changes


  • 3-5 baby washcloths
  • 1-2 hooded towels; adult towels will work, too
  • 1 baby sponge
  • 1 bottle of baby bath wash
  • 1 bottle of baby lotion
  • A baby bathtub or bath chair support 


  • Baby nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Bulb syringe/nasal aspirator


  • Crib, cradle, bassinet, co-sleeper, or other safe sleep space for baby.
  • Crib mattress, or a mattress that fits properly in the cradle or bassinet
  • 3-4 fitted sheets for crib, cradle, bassinet, or co-sleeper
  • 1 waterproof crib mattress cover, unless your crib mattress is already fully sealed, or a waterproof pad to lay under the crib sheet
  • Baby monitor


  • 10 burp cloths
  • 5-8 bottles, if you're bottle-feeding
  • A bottle brush, if you'll need to wash bottles
  • A variety of bottle nipples, in different sizes
  • Breastfeeding pillow, nursing pads, and nipple cream
  • Breast pump


  • Car Seat
  • Pram/Carrier

There are so many products available that you may like and feel free to add them to the list. We wanted to keep this as simple as possible for you, as the newborn stage is all about bonding with your newborn and soaking every single moment in, as they grow sooo fast! 

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