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Newborn Checklist

A Newborn Checklist is great because you can list everything that you need from basic to modern baby accessories.

There are so many things that you can buy for a baby, especially a first child, that it can be confusing.
From furniture to feeding items such as bibs, bottles, clothing etc., You may find this newborn checklist useful.

The list includes:
  • Clothes
  • Change table items
  • Bathtime
  • Bedtime
  • For mom items
  • General and first aid
  • Feeding
  • Out & about
  • Nappy bag
  • Useful travel items
Do keep in mind that people are often incredibly generous when a baby is born, so you may end up with multiple items.
Consider using this as a newborn checklist for registries, so you can let people know what you need.

You may decide to do without some specialized items such as a bottle warmer, sterilization equipment, or nappy disposal system.
They may seem unnecessary, but they are all very handy. Feeding and nappy changing goes on for about 2 years.

Babies are born in a variety of sizes and then grow at an amazing rate, so you may want to start buying the larger sizes as
they don't tend to stay in the tiny sizes for very long.


The following list is a great guide of basic items, to get you through the first few months without having to shop for clothes.

  • Babygros (all in one jumpsuit with feet) - size 0-3 months and size 3-6 months.
  • Short sleeved bodysuits for summer - size 0-3 months and size 3-6 months
  • Bibs in sizes small
  • Hats - sun hats or warm winter hats with ear-laps.
  • Mittens (optional) scratch mittens, or warm winter ones.
  • Jackets, cardigans/sweaters- to keep the chill
    off your baby in air conditioned rooms or in the winter.
  • Wraps- multi purpose (used for partial shade, breastfeeding shawl as well as wrapping baby)
  • Nappy storage area
  • Nappy disposal system
  • Cloth nappies like the reusable diapers or small hand towels
    to place under baby on change mat (for comfort as the plastic is cold
  • Nappy rash cream

  • Bath Items

  • Facecloths
  • Safety cotton buds, wider buds that cannot be pushed too far into the ear.
  • Baby shampoo
  • Bath thermometer
  • Hooded towels
  • Baby lotion


  • Bassinet mattress protector, sheets, Swaddling Baby Blankets (cotton or flannelette depending on season and home temperature)
  • Cot sheet sets, 2 mattress protectors, heavy blankets are not recommended due to the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
  • Mobile
  • Baby monitor
  • lamp/night light

  • Items For Mom

  • Lansinoh cream and nipple guards for sore nipples
  • Feeding cloths,
  • nursing pads


  • Rattles/suitable soft toys for newborn babies
  • Play mat/play gym
  • Bouncer/rocker
  • Decorations for nursery, wall stickers, border
  • Pram toys
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  • Washing powder and fabric softener for sensitive skin
  • Nappies Newborn size 0-5kg - disposable or cloth. Huggies are highly recommended for absorbency and comfort, I personally like Pampers, they were very good for my babies.
  • Thermometer
  • Saline spray for unblocking babies nose
  • Saline drops for cleaning sticky eyes
  • Nail clipper or scissors


  • Bottles 125 ml 0-3 months; 260 ml 3 months+
  • Slow or regular flow nipple only
  • Bottle brush
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Breast pump
  • Pillow while nursing to support baby
  • Baby bottle


  • Nappy bag
  • Portable change mat
  • Plastic bags to dispose of wet cloths, nappies etc.
  • Toys to amuse baby
  • Bottles
  • Portable formula container
  • Water
  • Bibs
  • Spare cloths for baby
  • Warm jacket and hat
  • Nappies, wipes and cream
  • Rain cover for stroller
  • Thermos to carry warm water for bottles
  • Spare nipples for bottles

  • It's a great idea to hold on to this baby accessories shopping list, you will benefit from continuously, enjoy!

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