Baby Essentials : Things you'll need for your baby

While it may seem like a daunting task to pick out and buy every single item your baby requires, staying organized and planning in advance is one way to stay ahead of the challenge. Follow your gut and only go for products you feel safe with, and make sure to do your research ahead of time. Here’s a list of the items you should make sure you get!

Getting Around With Your Baby


  • Infant's car seat - you won't be allowed home from hospital without one
  • Moses basket - brilliant for carrying baby in the first few months
  • Pram - there's a model to suit every little one

For your home


  • Baby blankets
  • Baby grows, 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' 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
  • Steriliser

Everywhere you go


  • Changing bag and a nappy bag - have these ready before you go into labour
  • Nappies - check the size: too big and you'll end up with messier clean-up jobs
  • Baby wipes


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