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The Ultimate Newborn Essentials Checklist

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If you're having your first baby it can be daunting trying to work out what is essential and what is not. Newborns have fairly simple needs – they need to be kept warm, fed, changed, cuddled and have a safe place to sleep. 

We've created a checklist of essentials so you can get the practical necessities ready for your new baby.

The Ultimate Newborn Essentials Checklist…for the first 12 weeks

Sleepy Time

Feeding Time

  • Nursing Pillow
  • Burp Cloths
  • Breast Pads
  • Maternity Bras
  • Nipple Cream
  • Breastfeeding Tops

Bath Time

  • Baby Bath (or regular bath)
  • Wash Cloths
  • Soft Towels
  • Massage Oil


  • 5 x Newborn Onesies – long/short sleeves (cotton/wool)
  • 5 x 0-3 month Onesies – long/short sleeves (cotton/wool)
  • Warm layers (pants/tops/vests)
  • 5 x Socks
  • 2 x Scratch Mittens
  • 2 x Hats

Nappy Time

  • Newborn nappies
  • 1-3 month nappies
  • Nappy rash cream
  • Wet wipes (unscented) or Cloths (and warm water)
  • Change mat
  • Change table (or change mat on floor)
  • Soaking bucket (or laundry sink)

Health & Safety Time

Out & About Time

  • Buggy (preferably reclines for newborns)
  • 2 x Blanket
  • Sunshade (car and buggy)
  • Nappy Bag
  • Change Mat
  • Baby Carrier/Sling/Wrap

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