Having a baby or know someone who is? Here is a list of items you may want to have for your new baby. Remember this is just a general list so feel free to add your favourite items to it. Ask mums you know about the items they couldn’t live without and the items they never used. Some items you will want to purchase new. But keep in mind that babies outgrow clothing and supplies quickly. So, you may want to borrow some of these items eg car capsule, bassinet, breast pump & baby swing etc.

  • Pram & accessories eg pram liner, cup holder, bag hooks, pram pegs and rain cover
  • Car capsule / Seat
  • Swaddles
  • Sleeping bag
  • Bassinet or cot
  • Bassinet / Cot fitted sheet
  • Mattress protector for bassinet/cot & change table
  • Baby blanket
  • Muslin wraps
  • Baby monitor
  • White noise player
  • Night light
  • Nappy bag
  • A change mat / Wallet that wraps up and holds nappies & wipes
  • Bouncer
  • Play gym / Mat
  • Baby swing
  • Jolly jumper
  • Baby carrier
  • Porta cot
  • Change table
  • Baby bath wash / Baby shampoo
  • Bath towel
  • Wash cloths
  • Bath thermometer
  • Nappies
  • Nappy bags for dirty nappies
  • Wipes
  • Nappy rash cream
  • Baby massage oil
  • Nail clippers
  • Soft brush / Comb
  • Cotton wool balls
  • Teething toys
  • Thermometer
  • First Aid Kit
  • Clothes – newborn sizes and also larger sizes for 3 months plus
  • Baby sun hat
  • Onesies
  • Singlets
  • Socks / Booties
  • Beanie
  • Mittens
  • Bibs
  • Burp cloths
  • Toys with different textures & sounds
  • Children’s books – see our BOOK LIST LINK
  • Mirror for the car
  • Car window shade
  • Steriliser
  • Sippy cup
  • Thinking ahead- the following items may come in handy when starting solids –
  • High chair
  • Steamer / Blender
  • Spoons, forks & bowls
  • Food storage containers
  • Baby / Toddler cookbook
  • Splat mat for under high chair
  • If mum-to-be plans to breastfeed : – Nice breastfeeding tops/bras – Breast pads – Nipple cream – Breast pump.
  • Feeding pillow
  • Bottles & teats
  • Microwave steriliser or steriliser bags
  • Bottle cleaner
  • Baby bottle drying rack
  • Gift voucher for a baby store
  • Baby coin set from the year baby was born
  • Picture frame / Photo Album
  • Money box
  • Milestone cards
  • Musical mobile

A little something for the mum-to-be

  • A Little Box Of Love
  • New pjs/slippers/dressing gown
  • Pamper voucher eg pregnancy massage, manicure/pedicure or voucher for their favourite hairdresser
  • Home delivered food gift voucher / home cooked meals
  • Gift voucher for a professional home cleaning service
  • Photography session voucher
  • Magazine subscription
The Best Gift