What Is The Essential Newborn Checklist Every Parent Needs Before The Baby Arrives?

Get ready for the new baby. See this newborn checklist for things to buy and prepare before the baby arrives.

When expecting a baby, many caring and enterprising parents are eager to buy the most essential goods. However, when the time comes, many of the purchases turn out to be useless. Having a newborn checklist will save you time and money. This list will help make sure that you’re only getting the essentials that you need for your newborn baby.

Newborn Checklist

Essential things, which are needed for newborn care:

Newborn Checklist I. Hygiene:

  • Disposable diapers
  • Nappy cream
  • Wet wipes
  • Cloth diapers and disposable diapers
  • Baby soap
  • Baby cream
  • Cotton pads
  • Cotton buds with a limiter
  • Hygienic scissors
  • Baby powder
  • Laundry soap

Newborn Checklist II. First Aid Kit:

  • Brilliant green
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Thermometer
  • Pipette
  • Cotton wool
  • Colic remedies
  • Antipyretic
  • Antihistamine
  • Nasal drops and tube for washing the nose

Newborn Checklist III. Bathing:

  • Bath for bathing with a built-in slider
  • Soft terry towel with a hood
  • Bath ladle
  • Loofah or sponge
  • Water thermometer

Newborn Checklist IV. Bedtime:

  • Pendulum swing crib or a cradle
  • Baby chaise lounge (or a highchair, which transforms into a chaise lounge)
  • Baby nest for sleep and games 
  • Orthopedic mattress
  • Sheets
  • Night light
  • Baby sleep positioner

V. Strolls and Travels:

  • Diaper bag (carrycot)
  • Group 0 car seat
  • Stroller
  • Bag, mosquito net, stroller hand clutch and rain cover for the stroller
  • Warm baby sleeping bag or a blanket (for walks during the cold season)

Newborn Checklist VI. Clothes:

Clothes for kids must be made from natural materials, preferably cotton. Pay attention to logotypes and labels that are stitched to the inner part of clothes. Be sure to cut them off. It is better to buy at least two items of each piece of clothing:

  • Baby undershirts
  • Baby sliders
  • Button-up bodysuits
  • Onesie
  • Scratch mittens
  • Warm socks and thin socks
  • Baby bonnets
  • Warm clothes for strolls

Newborn Checklist VII. Nutrition:

  • Bottles
  • A brush for washing the dishes
  • Silicone bottle nipples
  • Thermo bag
  • Warmer and sterilizer (preferably compact 2 in 1)
  • Bibs

Newborn Checklist VIII. Development:

  • Bed cradle musical carousel (mobile)
  • Soft fabric comfort toys
  • Rattles of various shapes and colors
  • Pictures with contrasting geometric images.

It would be great if you could use black and white pictures and toys, for they best contribute to a child’s development during its first months of life.

Check out these Sweet Newborn Quotes and Sayings and tips on How to Properly Swaddle a Baby.


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