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Newborn Baby Essentials: The Ultimate Checklist

Got a little one to take care of soon? Here’s a checklist on all things baby care for at home and outside!

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Nursery with baby clothes and baby toys

What do you need before a baby arrives? With a newborn baby on the way, we’re sure your mind is constantly running through your never-ending to-do list! There seems to be a million and one things to do, like finding ninongs and ninangs, creating a birthing plan, setting up a nursery, and more! But don’t panic, we’re here to help you out with our newborn baby-needs checklist. Read on and make sure you’re stocked up on all baby essentials.

Create a budget for baby needs before you go shopping to make sure you have enough for everything!

Newborn baby clothes

When you’re thinking of things to buy before the baby arrives, clothes are definitely one of the most exciting items to pick! Creating a tiny baby wardrobe promises the ultimate gigil-fest even before seeing your little one, and makes their arrival even more exciting! Check out our list for everything you need:

  • Sleeping onesies

  • Vest and short-sleeved onesies

  • Jerseys and jackets

  • Hats, mittens, and bootees

  • Bibs, bibs, and more bibs!

  • Cloth diapers

Once you’ve bought your baby clothes, make sure you wash them properly with a kind-on-skin laundry detergent and fabric conditioner. We recommend Breeze Liquid Detergent Gentle and Free - it’s made with a ph-balanced formula plus has rice milk and lavender which help keep it soft for your little one. The rainy season may be a challenge, but with these tips you can help keep your clothes fresh and fragrant in the most budget-friendly way possible.

Newborn baby items at home

There are a ton of items you’re going to want to buy for your baby. Below are items we deem as essential:

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  • Crib with a mattress, sheets, and blankets

  • Changing mat with diapers, baby powder, and diaper rash cream

  • Baby monitor

  • Bottles and bottle brushes

  • Nursing bra, breast pads, and breast pump (if you’re breastfeeding)

  • Towels, face cloths, and swaddle blankets for bath time and dribbling!

  • Baby bath with baby wash and lotion

  • Steam sterilizer

Newborn baby items going out and about

When you start heading out with your newborn, you’ll need to bring a lot more items for your little one! Gone are the days of just car keys, purse, and phone. Check out our baby checklist for when you’re on-the-go:

  1. Car seat

  2. Stroller

  3. Changing bag with lots of extra diapers

  4. Baby wipes

  5. Spare baby clothes

  6. Toys

  7. A bottle of baby milk formula (if you’re not breastfeeding)

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