I guess you got to this page because you were looking for a newborn baby shopping checklist. If you are like me, you would want to have everything ready for the arrival of your bundle of joy.
When I was expecting my first child, I didn’t know where to start and what to buy, so I had to visit the internet to get a comprehensive list tailored to my need. I got a piece of paper and wrote down all that was crucial for me to have. and I started buying early.
QUICK TIP: Postponing baby shopping until the latter part of your pregnancy could be a daunting task. Even if you feel you can pull it off in your third trimester, you may not have the lump cash to you may need to shop all the items on your list at once.
So I suggest you start shopping early. You don’t have to buy all baby essentials at once.
This is the list I came up with. You don’t have to get everything on this list but it will give you a good idea on what should be on your list.
4-8 Sleeping suits
4-8 Bodysuit ( wide head openings and loose legs)
Buy this bodysuit on Jumia and get it delivered to your doorstep.
10 undershirts or vests ( snaps at the neck or wide head openings, snaps under crouch)
4-8 one-piece pyjamas
2-5 sweaters or jackets (front buttoned)
10 – 15 socks or booties
Baby cloth pegs (different sizes)
Soft detergent for washing baby clothes
Fabric softener (gives baby cloth good scent after washing)
Disinfectant for washing
Mild washing soap
Jik or Hypo
Baby crib or cot. Buy this baby cot and have it delivered to your doorstep.
Bassinet or Moses basket
Firm flat mattress that fits snugly in the crib (less than two fingers should fit between mattress and crib)
2-4 fitted crib sheets
Toys and toy basket
Rocking or armchair
Wallpapers, stickers and rattles.
Other accessories for the nursery and outing
baby bouncer or sleeper
baby carrying sling or pouch
Changing table pad and cover
Diaper ( Huggies is very good)
Diaper cream (Sudocream and Bell zinc and castor oil cream)
Unscented baby wipes ( causes less irritation)
Bathtub for baby (Mothercare product is good)
Baby soap or liquid soap (Johnson product is good)
2-4 towels or hooded baby towels
Baby hairbrush or comb
Soft washcloths (use a different colour or pattern from your diaper changing washcloth)
Baby cream or moisturizer
Vaseline or other baby jellies
Dettol or Savlon
Soft baby sponge
Soap dish and sponge dish
A big cup,2 bowels and 1buket
Basket for keeping baby bath things
Olive oil (Goya)
Glycerin borax (for cleaning baby tongue)
Bottles and nipples (both big and small sizes)
Sterilizer ( Avent unit or tummy tippy)
Dishwasher basket for small items
4-8 bibs (different colours)
Hot water Flask
Milton tablet or liquid (for sterilization)
For nursing mum
1-3 nursing bras (breasts swell following birth, so start with one size larger than your maternity bra, wait until size settles down – about 2 weeks after birth to purchase additional bras)
Milk storage bags
Baby nail care set
Spoon with measurements
Petroleum jelly and sterile gauze
Saline nasal drops
Disinfecting liquid soap (for you)
Spirit (Moko brand)
I have shared this newborn baby shopping list with a lot of my friends and family; they said it was quite helpful to them. hopefully, it will be helpful to you to too.
It would be nice to hear from you. Feel free to let me know if there is something that you feel should be added to this list.
Do not forget to share this list with your family and friends that are expectant parents.