Baby Shopping Essentials For Expectant Mums

Baby shopping is one of the many things to do when prepping for a baby’s arrival. There are so many necessities on the shopping list of an expectant mum but some are very essential.

What exactly do you need for a baby? Here are some baby shopping essentials for expectant mums…

1) Baby clothes
You’ll want to pick out clothes that’ll keep the baby comfortable and cozy since a newborn will spend most of the day sleeping and eating.
When it comes to clothing, some baby must-haves are:

  • Onsies
  • Undershirts
  • Pajamas
  • Socks
  • Booties
  • Hats
  • Mittens

We recommend 100% cotton where possible to reduce any reaction to blends. New babies have sensitive skin.

Remember that babies grow fast, so be sure to buy small amounts. Parents typically don’t need a lot of “newborn”-size clothing, as babies will quickly outgrow it.
Consider how easy a garment is to put on and take off and make sure it’s simple to change a diaper, too.
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2) Nursery
A baby’s room calls for adorable decor for sure, but you’ll also need furniture that will make infant care easier (and safer). Sleep is going to be a precious thing for babies so help them get it. Here are some must-haves for any nursery:

  • Crib or cot
  • A Firm, flat mattress that fits snugly in the crib (less than two fingers should fit between mattress and crib)
  • Rocking or armchair
  • Baby monitor
  • Nightlight
  • Dresser
  • Toy basket

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3) Diapers

Changing a diaper may seem daunting at first, but trust you’ll get the hang of it—and these baby must-haves will help you pick it up even faster. Some newborn checklist for diaper supplies are:

  • Changing table or cushioned changing pad for low dresser or bureau, with safety strap or railing
  • Diaper pail and liners
  • Diaper bag
  • Unscented baby wipes (causes less irritation)
  • Soft washcloths
  • 6-10 dozen cloth diapers and 6-8 diaper covers, or 2-3 large boxes of disposable newborn-size diapers

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4) Feeding

Be prepared to feed your newborn around the clock—which means, whether you’re breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, you’re going to need the right gear. Here’s the newborn checklist of feeding supplies to stock up:

  • Bottles and nipples, both 4- and 8- ounce (if fed strictly by the bottle, a baby will go through about 10 in the 4-ounce size per day)
  • Pump (if you plan to breastfeed)
  • Milk storage bags (if you plan to breastfeed)
  • Nursing pads (if you plan to breastfeed)
  • Nipple cream (if you plan to breastfeed)
  • Nursing pillow (if you plan to breastfeed)
  • Bottlebrush
  • Dishwasher basket for small items
  • Bibs
  • Burp cloths
  • Formula (if not nursing)

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You are set for a wonderful Mummy experience.

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