The Top Newborn Baby Essential Checklist

It's amazing how much a small baby can need. There are quite a few essentials you'll find useful for the big day and beyond. Have a look to see which you've got on your list.

Baby basics

  • Infant's car seat - you won't be allowed home from the hospital without one
  • Moses basket - brilliant for carrying baby in the first few months
  • Pram - there's a model to suit every little one
  • Changing bag and a diaper bag - have these ready before you go into labor
  • Diapers - check the size: too big and you'll end up with messier clean-up jobs
  • Baby wipes
  • Spare clothing - for you in hospital
  • Baby blankets
  • Baby onesies, bibs, socks - get different sizes (babies grow at unpredictable rates)
  • Baby monitor
  • Baby bathtub - just while they are teeny
  • Bouncy seat - endless fascination for them, five minutes of peace for you.

For feeding


  • Manual or electric breast pump - expressing can take the pressure off you and allow others to help by feeding baby
  • Containers and storage cups for expressed milk
  • Bottles and teats
  • Bottle sterilizer


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