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Newborn Arrival Checklist: What You Need to Buy

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Here’s a handy checklist of what you need to buy for the arrival of a new baby! Obviously these things are all just ideas and you can pick and choose what works best for you and your budget when you’ve done your research! I hope this helps!

Things to Buy for Baby’s Arrival:

-cot

-bedside cot (for use the first 3-6 months in your bedroom)

-baby swing (newborns love movement and putting them in a swing can help you recover your sanity for 20 minutes)

-baby seat (something for baby to lie in when you need to put them down)

-baby sling

-Owlet or Bluebell (baby sleep monitors)

-baby monitor

-baby gym

-breastfeeding cover

-diaper bag

-bottle warmer (obviously not needed if you are only breastfeeding)

-bottle steriliser

-bottles

-breastmilk freezer bags

-breast pump

-bottle dryer mat

-bath tub

-baby soft washcloths

-baby soap

-bath thermometer

-baby thermometer

-nail clippers/files- there are lovely sets available

-baby towels

-swaddles (I recommend the Air Woombie for safe sleeping)

-nipple pads

-nipple cream

-nursing pillow

-maternity bras

-pacifiers and pacifier clips

-nipple shields

-formula

-diaper cream

-baby wipes

-pram

-car seat

-rain cover for pram

-mattress protector for cot

-sheets for cot

-nasal aspirator

-bottles (only if you are bottle feeding)

-milk powder dispenser

-thermos/bottle warmer for travel

-muslins

-bibs

-blankets

-portable changing pad

-changing mat for nursery

-swaddle bags for night time

-baby grows

-hats

-socks

-vests

-adorable outfits

-high chair

-belly band (not necessary but many blogs recommend it for comfort after having baby)

-hospital bag (filled with all your hospital necessities)

-maternity pads

-maternity underwear

-peri bottle

-nursing vests

-nursing clothes (items with buttons can be helpful)

-baby scratch mitts