Essentials For Your New Arrival

Essentials for your new arrival

Welcoming a little guest to your home is a great joy.  Babies are something really.  They turn your world upside down and inside out but we just can’t do without them.  The entire process is one that has to be thought out very carefully and in a detailed manner.  Changes have to be made not only in your personality but in your lifestlye.

Somethings need to be minused and some things have to be added.  It is a good idea to compile a Shopping List for a Newborn Baby.  You will be amazed at the things needed to prepare for this amazing little person.

To help you get ready for your new arrival we have here a check list of all the things you might need.

Read – Gifts From Loved Ones 

Pregnancy and Labour Checklist





Pregnancy Checklist

  • 2 to 3 nursing bras
  • 2 to 3 support bras and briefs
  • Maternity wear
  • Night wear
  • Good pregnancy guide book

Read – Normal Or Cesarean Delivery?

Your Labour Bag

  • Hospital file and medical reports
  • 2 front – opening night shirts
  • Extra absorbent sanitary towels (night and heavy flow preferably)
  • Lip Balm – after operation you can’t drink anything and your lips dry up badly
  • Disposable briefs
  • Vest and rompers for baby
  • 1 dozen nappies
  • Wet wipes for baby
  • Nursing bra and pads

Read – Kiehl’s Baby Skin Care, Hair Care & Body Skincare


  • 2 Nursing bras
  • Breast pump
  • Bra pads
  • Nipple cream

Bottle Feeding

  • Bottle warmer
  • Sterilizing kit
  • Bottles  6 to 8 oz
  • Bottle brush to get to the bottom of the bottle
  • Bibs at least 6
  • 1 baby formula pack


  • Baby bouncing chair
  • Soft toys
  • Baby gym

Baby clothes

  • 6 to 8 body suits or vests
  • Receiving Blanket 1
  • 2 Cotton caps
  • 2 Mittens
  • 3 soft cloth booties
  • 6 day time clothes
  • Baby Hangers
  • 2 sweaters
  • 2 warm shawls

Bathing and Changing

  • Plastic bath tub
  • Re-usable or Disposable nappies
  • Cotton wool and baby comb
  • Baby towel with a hood
  • Baby nail cutter
  • Nappy sacks
  • Baby oil, lotion, shampoo and soap
  • Nappy rash cream
  • Change bag and mat

Read – 39th Week & Still Pregnant

Baby Items

Main Items

  • Baby thermometer
  • Pram
  • Infant car seat
  • Cot/cot bed with mattress
  • Baby Carrier
  • Crib
  • Child view mirror
  • Head Support
  • Waste paper basket for dirty diapers
  • Baby cupboard
  • Toy chest or basket

Acessories for sleep

  • Bedding and sheets
  • Cot Mobile


  • Baby listening monitor
  • Bed guard for your bed so that the baby does not roll off.

Here is a chart to help you shop for clothes for your child

Size Chart for Shopping List for Newborn Babies


Newborn / Small
18-23 in
8-12 lbs
0-3 months

23-25 in
12-18 lbs
3-6 months

25-27 in
19-21 lbs
6-9 months

Extra Large
27-29 in
21-23 lbs

Hope this list helps you get better organised…we want to share in your joy too.

Did you make a list of your own? Did we miss an essential item? Share your thoughts with us.

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