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OUR NEW BABY ESSENTIALS CHECKLIST

picture of mum with a baby in baby carrier - part of the BABY ESSENTIALS CHECKLIST

Before I had my first baby, I searched for new baby checklists on the internet and was staggered at all the gear I was told I needed.

I couldn't believe I would need all of this baby stuff. After all, the little person would be so small, and where would we put it all? 

Well, it turns out I was both right and wrong...

Yes, we did need a lot of baby stuff, but not nearly the amount we were told we needed. 

So, we've put together this new baby essentials checklist and have only included items we actually found useful first and second time around, split into must-haves and nice-to-haves. No wipes warmers or top and tail bowls here!

If you're about to become a parent, or have a friend who is, take a look through our checklist. To make it easy for you, we've linked to some suggestions on our site, or recommended products if there are any items we don't sell here. 

If you have any questions or want a personalised recommendation, email us on hello@meandbuddy.com. We've been there and we're here to help!

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NURSERY

Must haves Nice to haves
☐ Moses basket ☐ Musical sleep aid
☐ Cot - we love the Stokke Sleepi Cot mobile
Swaddle - muslin or swaddle bag Storage, shelves and hooks
Blankets of varying warmth Wall décor
Baby sleeping bag ☐ Cushions
☐ Baby bouncer Night light
Changing mat
Room thermometer
☐ Baby monitor - we love Nest Cam

 

BREASTFEEDING

Must haves Nice to haves
Nipple balm
Breastfeeding scarf
Thermo pads
☐ Breast pump - we love Avent
Muslins and burpy bibs
☐ Bottles
Teething necklace

 

BOTTLE FEEDING

Must haves Nice to haves
☐ Bottles Bottle for hot water
☐ Bottle brush Perfect Prep Machine from Tommee Tippee
☐ Steriliser - we love Avent Teething necklace
☐ Muslins and burpy bibs

 

WEAR

Must haves Nice to haves
☐ Bodysuits ☐ Kimono tops, sweaters
☐ Babygros ☐ Bottoms
☐ Hats ☐ Moccasins
☐ Mittens
☐ Socks
☐ Bootees

 

PLAY & READ

Must haves Nice to haves
Soft toyscomforters Wooden toys
Teethers Natural rubber toys
Rattle Modern toys
Board books

 

ON THE GO

Must haves Nice to haves
☐ Car seat - we love Maxi-Cosi Baby carrier
☐ Stroller - we love Stokke Buggy organiser
☐ Footcover
Changing bag

 

BATH & CHANGING

Must haves Nice to haves
☐ Baby bath Baby sink bath
Towels ☐ Baby oil
Washcloth, mitt or sponge Tissues
☐ Baby bath wash Bath toys
☐ Nappies
☐ Wipes
☐ Biodegradable nappy sacks
☐ Nappy bin
Baby balm

 

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