When your planning for your new arrival it’s hard to know what you need as well as what you don’t need straight away, we have compiled a useful checklist that will help you get started.

Things you definitely need

  • Moses Basket or Crib with sheets (or use the babybox that selected regions are getting free from your local hospital)
  • Travel System with pram and car seat
  • X 6 long sleeved sleepsuits – size newborn
  • X6 vests- size newborn
  • X1 cardigan
  • x1 all in one suit
  • Hat and scratch mittens
  • Changing mat
  • Nappies – newborn
  • Nursing bra and breast pads
  • Breast pump
  • Bottles and bottle brush (only needed if not breastfeeding)
  • Bibs
  • Plenty of muslin squares (you need plenty)
  • Cotton wool pads
  • Hair brush
  • Nail Clippers or scissors
  • Steam steriliser
  • Baby Thermometer

Don’t Forget

You will soon need but you don’t have to get them before the baby is born:

  • Cot Mattress (no it doesn’t come with the cot) and Cot sheets
  • High chair
  • Baby monitor

Nice to haves

  • Baby bath or baby bath seat
  • Sling
  • Swaddles
  • Bouncy chair
  • Changing bag
  • Baby lotion
  • Baby wipes
  • Bath thermometer
  • Nappy bags
  • Milk Machine