Baby shopping list

Clothes

  • White underwear and sleep wear
  • Vests x 8
  • Nightwear x 8
  • Day outfits
  • Cardigans
  • Socks
  • Hats
  • Shawl
  • Jacket
  • Shoes/bootees
  • Bibs
  • Scratch mitts
  • Washing powder – hypoallergenic, organic and for sensitive skin.

Bedding / Sleeping / Nursery

  • Little cot for the first 12 months
  • Cot  Bed
    • Cot mattress….
      • Bear in mind safety standards.
    • Cot bedding… 100% white cotton
      • No quilts or duvets
      • 4 stretch cotton bottom fitted sheets.
        • Soft jersey cotton rather than towelling type
      • 4 flat smooth cotton top sheets
      • 2 cotton small weave cellular blankets
      • One wool blanket for cold nights
      • 6 flat smooth cotton pram sheets
      • Waterproof mattress cover
  • Baby sleeping bags
  • Swaddling blanket
  • Curtain… full length and fully lined with blackout lining
    • Not light should get through
  • Dimmer switch for lights
  • Travel blackout blind
  • Room thermometer – room should be 18oC ideal (between 16-20 is OK)
  • Chair… needs arms
  • Wardrobe
  • Baby monitor….

Feeding

  • Steriliser
  • Feeding bottles
    • Teats
    • Bottle brush
    • Teat brush
    • Bottle insulator
    • Bottle warmer
  • Muslins
  • Nursing bras
  • Breast pads
  • Nursing pillow
  • Nipple cream and sprays
  • Freezer bags for storing milk in the fridge for 24 hours
  • Stainless steel or plastic bowl with a lid for sterilised stuff
  • Food storage pots
  • Expressing machine
  • Milk warming bag
  • High chair – not necessary at first!
  • Bibs – lots
  • Head support cushion

For the house

  • Soap powder, Toilet rolls, cleaning materials
  • Lots of kitchen roll and cotton wool pads
  • Home-made meals in the freezer
  • Tea, coffee biscuits

Changing/protection

  • Changing station
    • Must be long enough for mat and top and tail bowl
  • Baby oil
  • Cotton wool – lots and lots!
  • Nappies
  • Nappy and moisturising creams
  • Baby wipes
  • Two changing mats + towels to put on the top
  • Travel changing mat
  • Nappy soak
  • Nappy bin
  • Changing bag
  • Baby sponge and face cloths

Going Out

  • Insect net
  • Buggy System
  • Car seat
  • Car window blinds
  • Carrying sling

Recreation

  • Baby chair
  • Play mat
  • Baby gym
  • Swimming equipment
  • Swim nappies
  • Play pen
  • Cat net
  • Books
  • Toys of various descriptions

Cleaning

  • Cotton wool
  • Soft sponges
  • Baby brush and comb
  • Bath oil
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby bubble bath and top to toe wash
  • Towels
  • Bath thermometer
  • Baby bath
  • Hooded towel
  • Baby nail scissors and nail files

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