When you first find out you’re pregnant it can all become quite overwhelming with how much you actually need to buy. but you have 9 months right? so it should be easy. I am now 27 weeks and 4 days pregnant and I still have a ton of things to buy before our little bundle of joy is here. It can be quite hard knowing espeically when it is your first child what you actually need and what you don’t. As I am a first-time mum I have been googling as you do for the essentials. After all, I don’t know what I need. So I have put together a checklist of things that Google and other mums say you need. I am also a bargain hunter so I love to find the best deals for baby items.
- Baby Cot – although baby does not need this straight away its always a good idea to get ahead and think of these things. Cots can generally range from around £80-£500 depending on how much you want to spend.
- Moses Basket – This is one of the most important as your baby will need somewhere to sleep when they get home, don’t forget to buy blankets and sheets either!
- Breast pump/bottles and sterilizer – this all depends on if you are wanting to breastfeed or not. This is completely your decision so do not feel pressured!
- Pram/Travel System – You will need a car seat to take the baby home, this is a genuine rule now and you cannot take your baby home without having a car seat. Travel systems are handy as a lot of them will last you until they do not need a pram anymore.
- Nappies and Wipes – It is always a good idea to bulk buy these you are going to need A LOT of them
- changing mat – Always need somewhere to change a baby’s bum!
- Baby bath – Bath time can be really special bonding time with baby but also essential to keep baby clean
- Towels – To dry off your baby once you have given them a bath
- Bibs – essential for dribble and sick
- Vests – lots of them as babies tend to go through a lot
- Sleepsuits – again a lot of them as babies go through a lot
- Hats, mittens, and socks – to keep baby extra warm espeically in the winter.
- Nappy bin – seals the nappies in a bag and stops the house from smelling you don’t need to keep going out to the black bin! handy but I wouldn’t say it was an essential
- Muslin cloths – to catch all that sicky dribble
- Changing bag – you 1000% need one of these and is one of the most important essentials as youre going to need it when you go out to store all your nappies, bottles, wipes, nappy bags, etc.
- Thermometers – a bath thermometer is handy to have just to make sure the temperature is just right for your baby, you don’t want the water too hot or too cold. A normal thermometer is also essential just in case the baby isnt very well you can keep an eye on their temperature.
- Blankets – lots of blankets to keep your baby warm and you’ll be using different ones all the time, one for buggy/car seat and one for Moses basket a lot of mums have more than one.
- Cot sheets – your baby won’t need these straight away but a good idea to get ready for when baby transitions into their own room
- Playmat – you probably won’t need one of these straight away but it is always handy to have one when they’re a little bit older
- Baby bouncer – You can buy ones that you can use from birth and soothes and calms baby when sometimes you cant
- Monitors – extremely essential if you put baby upstairs to bed and youre downstairs, you want to keep an eye on baby to make sure they’re okay and all is well
- Baby changer – handy for changing bum in the middle of the night
As you can tell there is a lot of things you need to think of and A LOT of essentials that you will need. So always lookout for a bargain, Amazon, Argos, Mothercare, and other retailers always have great latest deals on baby stuff. you can also find some great baby offers on Latest Deals.
If I have forgotten to add anything please do let me know I am really interested in what others have used and have been really handy.