Checklist: What do you need for a newborn baby?

Sep 25 , 2020

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Novostella Smart

There are tons of things to prepare before baby’s arrival, from sleeping, eating to diapering. The amount of essential things for a newborn baby can surprise any mom-to-be. Since there are too many things to buy, how do you figure out which are the baby items you can forget about, and which are the essential baby items you can’t live without? Don’t worry: We’ve prepared a complete list of things you need for a new baby.


Clothing Essentials

Baby's clothes are cute and tiny, but you should pick out practical clothes to keep your newborn cozy. These are the baby must-have clothes:
    4-8 onesies
    4-8 kimono-style shirts
    4-8 pants
    4-8 one-piece pajamas
    1-3 rompers or other dress-up outfits
    1-3 sweaters or jackets
    4-7 socks
    1-3 newborn hats
    2 wearable blankets for the winter
    Lightweight and heavy stroller blankets


Nursery Essentials

A baby’s room need furniture and baby bedding, which will make infant care easier and safer. Here are the baby essentials for nursery:

    Crib, cradle or bassinet
    2-4 fitted crib sheets
    Diaper changing table
    White noise sound machine
    2-3 large boxes of disposable newborn-size diapers
    2-3 large boxes of unscented baby wipes
    2 large tubes of diaper cream
    Diaper bag


Bath Essentials

Bath time can be tons of fun, so best be prepared with all the right gear. These are the baby must-haves for the bath:

    Baby bathtub
    Baby shampoo and body wash
    2-4 hooded baby towels
    Soft washcloths
    Baby lotion


Feeding Essentials

whether you’re breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, you’re going to need a whole bunch of baby things for mealtime. Here are the important baby supplies:

    8-10 bottles and pacifiers, both 4 and 8 ounce
    Bottle brush

    Formula

    Breast pump (if you plan to breastfeed)
    Milk storage bags (if you plan to breastfeed)
    Nursing pads (if you plan to breastfeed)
    Nipple cream (if you plan to breastfeed)
    4-8 bibs
    4-8 burp cloths
    Baby feeding pillow (optional)
    Bottle warmer (optional)
    Bottle sterilizer (optional)

    Good Night Light (if you feeding at midnight)


Health Essentials

In case of your baby happens to get sick, you’ll want to have the right baby essentials on hand. Here’s what to buy:

    Baby nail clippers or file
    Baby thermometer
    Petroleum jelly and sterile gauze
    First aid kit
    4-6 comfortor pacifiers

Other Essentials

    Infant car seat
    Stroller
    Baby carrier
    Play mat



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