Newborn Baby Checklist

Tomorrow, Aadam is going to turn 8 months. Eight whole months old. My mind is blown how quickly time has gone; he’s now crawling, standing, and driving me absolutely bonkers. Even though he is probably now too big to be classified as a newborn, he will always be my little wrinkly button, and so I want to share with you guys my newborn baby checklist that I found useful for the first 6 months of his life, in the hope that it may help you!

Tip: To make things easier for relatives and friends who were not sure what to buy for baby,  I created a baby registry on Amazon where I put all the items that I needed and just sent them the link.

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NEWBORN BABY CHECKLIST

BED TIME

  • Cot with mattress – I used this one and found it to be a lifesaver for those night feedings
  • Fitted sheets
  • Waterproof mattress protector
  • Sleepyhead with cover – this really helped him to start sleeping through the night (obviously before the 4 month regression!)
  • Swaddles 
  • Blankets 
  • Baby monitor
  • White noise machine
  • Humidifier + Night light – I had also packed this in my hospital bag.
SHOP MY BED TIME FAVOURITES

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CHANGING

  • Changing mat x 2 – one for the nursery and one for the living room area (or where baby will be most of the time)
  • Changing mat covers
  • Waterproof pads
  • Nappy rash cream
  • Water wipes – I ended up using the Amazon “Subscribe and Save” service so I’ll get a box of 12 a month. 
  • Nappies 
  • Nappy bin with refills – another one that Amazon “Subscribe and Save” is useful for!
  • Scented nappy bags
  • Cotton pads
  • Tissues – if you have a little boy, you’ll need a tissue at hand to avoid any golden showers!
SHOP MY CHANGING FAVOURITES

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BATH TIME

  • Bath tub
  • Hooded towel
  • Baby shampoo and soap
  • Baby body cream
  • Organic olive oil/coconut oil/baby oil for massaging
  • Soft natural sponge
  • Washcloths
  • Vanity kit [nail clippers, soft baby brush, comb etc] 
  • Digital thermometer
  • Calpol – necessary after vaccinations
SHOP MY BATH TIME FAVOURITES

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FEEDING

  • Breastfeeding cover 
  • Nursing pillow
  • Bottles
  • Steriliser 
  • Bottle brush
  • Drying rack
  • Bottle warmer
  • Breast pump
  • Milk storage bags
  • Nipple cream
  • Nursing pads
  • Nursing bra – Mothercare provide a measuring service to ensure you buy the right bras for during and post-pregnancy. 
  • Muslins 
  • Bibs 
SHOP MY FEEDING FAVOURITES

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CLOTHES

  • Sleepsuits – I found it easier to just keep him in sleepsuits from day to night!
  • Bibs – if your baby vomits a little (or a lot like Aadam), bibs are a lifesaver.
  • Hats – ideal to keep their heads warm after aqiqo
  • Vests – I loved these velcro ones from Mothercare as it was easy peasy to slip them on
  • Snowsuit (obviously weather dependent)

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SHOP MY CLOTHING FAVOURITES

OUT AND ABOUT

  • Stroller 
  • Foot muff – to keep the little button snug
  • Rain cover
  • Buggy clip
  • Stroller organiser – if you’re anything like me and always misplacing your phone or keys, an organiser is great to keep all the essentials whilst out and about. 
  • Car seat 
  • Isofix – saves you from having to keep on strapping the seat in with the seatbelt.
  • Car mirror
  • Baby carrier – make sure it is ergonomic so that baby’s hips are okay!
  • Nappy bag – I used a normal bag and just bought a bag insert like the one below. 
  • Foldable changing mat 
SHOP MY OUT AND ABOUT FAVOURITES

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PLAYTIME

  • Bouncer – tired of all the bright blue, red and greens dotted around my flat now, I put this chic bouncer on my baby registry list.
  • Swing – if baby suffers from reflux, this is ideal. 
  • Playgym 
  • High contrast toys
SHOP MY PLAYTIME FAVOURITES

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And that’s my newborn baby checklist! It may seem like a lot of things but I found these items to be essential for the first few months of Aadam’s life. Good luck and all my love to all the new mummies and mummies to be! 🙂

If you’re pregnant and fretting about what to pack for your hospital bag, see my post here!

Here is a newborn baby checklist that you can save and print out below:

Newborn baby checklist

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