Newborn Baby Checklist

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by HGAT | 08/03/2019
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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

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

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

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

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)
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

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

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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    • Sahera
    • 13/03/2019
    Reply

    This is so useful!!!Thank you so much!Also such a cutey MA 🙂 xx

    • Sam
    • 15/03/2019
    Reply

    I was waiting for this. Thank you – very useful! Love the format too!

      • HGAT
      • 19/03/2019
      Reply

      Yay – glad it was useful!

    • Ams
    • 15/03/2019
    Reply

    Please tell me how you dealt with the 4 month sleep regression!! We are in the middle of it at the mo and my little one is waking up every 2 hours having been such a good sleeper before! He just wants to sleep with me and hubby on our bed all the time and refuses to sleep in his snuzpod! Any tips to get us through this would be great! X

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