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New baby checklist

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When your baby arrives, you'll be rushed off your feet. Our comprehensive list of newborn baby essentials will make sure you'll be well prepared.

Travelling with baby

Parents securing their newborn baby in a car seat.

Baby car seats

An essential purchase before your due date, you won't be allowed to drive your baby home from hospital without a car seat. Ideal for going from car to foot as most have a carry handle so your little one can carry on napping,

A mother pushing her baby around in a pushchair.

Pushchairs, prams and travel systems

Going for a walk with your little one lets you both enjoy some fresh air and helps them experience the outdoors. Until your baby is able to sit up by themselves (this usually happens when they're 3-6 months old), they'll need a pushchair where they can lie flat.

A newborn baby in a baby carrier.

Baby carriers

A comfy and practical way to  carry your baby around, baby carriers bring your child close to you, cuddling them to your body while leaving your hands free. This allows you to do your shopping and all kinds of jobs while bonding with baby.

Baby sleep essentials

A mother with her baby asleep in a moses basket.

Moses baskets and cribs

The NHS recommends that newborns sleep in the same room as their parents for the first six months. Our range of  Moses baskets and cribs are lightweight, portable and easy to move around and settle baby down nearby.

A newborn baby in a sleeping bag.

Sleepsuits, pyjamas and sleeping bags

Pillows and duvets are not safe for newborns, instead you should keep them cosy at bedtime with some snuggly sleepwear and a baby blanket or sleeping bag.

Sleep aids.

Sleep aids

Cute and cuddly nighttime companions, most sleep aids are triggered by the sound of crying. When activated they make calming noises that will help soothe and settle your baby back to sleep.

A father using a baby monitor to check on his newborn.

Monitors

Designed to give you peace of mind, a baby monitor lets you keep track of your baby from another room. Most models let you hear, see and speak to your baby, and some models will tell you the temperature in their room.

Baby feeding essentials

Breast pumps.

Breast pumps

A great way to let mum get some rest, breast pumps allow her to express milk for when she's not around or trying to sleep. Breastmilk can be stored for up to 5 days, as long as you keep it refrigerated.

A mother bottle feeding her baby.

Bottles, sterilisers and warmers

If you're bottle feeding you'll need some bottles with slow flow teats. Use a steriliser to make sure all of the feeding equipment is clean and free from harmful bacteria. A bottle warmer will quickly and safely heat your baby's milk to the perfect temperature. Get everything you'll need with a starter kit.

A new mother breastfeeding her child.

Breastfeeding-friendly clothing

Comfortable, stylish and discreet, these easy to button up tops and dresses make breastfeeding that little bit easier.

Nursing pillows.

Nursing pillows

Perfect for providing comfort during pregnancy, these versatile pillows are also offer great support while you feed baby. And as your baby gets older, the pillow can be used to support them during tummy time.

Nursing chairs.

Nursing chairs

Designed to support you while you hold your baby, a nursing chair is a comfy place for late night feeds and rocking your little one to sleep.

Bibs and muslins.

Bibs and muslins

You'll soon discover that newborns make a lot of mess, so we recommend stocking up on bibs and muslin squares. A bib will protect their clothing, and muslin squares are ideal for cleaning up spills and wiping baby's mouth after feeding.

Baby changing and bathing essentials

A father changing his baby's nappy.

Baby changing

Although daunting at first, you'll quickly perfect the art of changing your baby's nappy. Great for keeping everything you need in reach, a changing station is a nursery must-have. A changing bag will keep your essentials organised and close-at-hand when you're out and about, and a changing mat will keep your baby comfortable during on-the-go clean ups. When you've finished changing baby, use a nappy bin to safely seal away germs and unpleasant odours.

A baby bathing.

Bathing

Sure to become one of your favourite parts of the day, baby's bath time is a wonderful opportunity to bond with your little one. Although not essential if you already have a full-sized tub, baby baths offer newborns the support they need and mean you won't have to stoop over the edge of the bath to wash your baby.

A newborn baby dressed in a sleepsuit.

Baby's first wardrobe

Babies can be very messy and you may be surprised by how often you have to change your baby's clothes. To avoid being caught between spin cycles with nothing clean to wear, we recommend stocking your little one's wardrobe with the following:

  • Four sleepsuits
  • Six bodysuits
  • Four daywear outfits
  • Four vests
  • Two cardigans
  • Two hats
  • Mittens and booties
  • A sun hat

Baby health essentials

Thermometers.

Thermometers

A reliable way to check if your baby's got a fever, these accurate thermometers will let you know whether it's nothing to worry about or something more serious.

Nasal aspirators.

Nasal aspirators

A handy tool to help your baby when they've got a stuffy nose, a nasal aspirator will relieve bunged up noses by quickly, gently and quietly removing mucus from your baby's nose.

Nail clippers.

Nail clippers

To make sure your baby can't accidentally scratch themselves, you'll need to keep their finger and toe nails short using special baby nail clippers.

Baby scales.

Baby scales

Accurately monitor your little one's development and track their growth with a set of scales.

Baby proofing essentials

Home safety equipment.

Home safety equipment

Help minimise hazards in the home with cupboard and window locks, straps that secure your furniture and corner cushions that take the sharp edge off surfaces.

Child safety gates.

Child safety gates

As your baby grows and begins to crawl and walk, these handy, easy-to-fit gates make it simple to block off stairways or certain rooms so they can stay completely safe and you’ve got total peace of mind.

Non-slip bath mats.

Non-slip bath mats

As your little one grows out of their baby bath and starts using the full-sized tub, a non-slip bath mat will help prevent any slips and bumps at bath time.

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