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Ultimate Checklist For Baby Essentials

Ultimate Checklist For Baby Essentials

Ultimate Checklist For Baby Essentials

Babies may be tiny, but they sure need a lot of stuff! This ultimate checklist will help you stock up on all the essentials you need. 

Wardrobe Essentials

When choosing baby clothes, go for ones organized by age (newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months) that also have height or weight guidelines. This way, you will choose just the right size for your little one every time. 

When buying your little one’s first clothes, stock up on a few newborn sizes as well as several 3-month sizes that they’ll quickly grow into. Also, accept hand-me-downs and buy secondhand clothes so that you have many size options to choose from.

Here Are The Essentials You Need For Your Little One’s Wardrobe: 

  • 4-8 onesies (mix of short-sleeve and long-sleeve)
  • 4-8 leggings or stretchy pants
  • 4-8 sleepers
  • 4-6 outer layers (zip-up sweaters, sweatshirts, and fleece jackets)
  • 1-3 hats 
  • 4-8 socks or booties
  • 1-3 no-scratch mittens
  • 4-8 pajamas or nightgowns

You Can  Also Add The Following Extras: 

  • 1-3 special outfits for holidays, weddings, or other special occasions 
  • Hair accessories like adorable bows and headbands
  • Shoes (not necessary, but look cute in photos) 


For Diapering, Here’s What You’ll Need: 

  • Diapers
  • Diaper bag: should be big enough to accommodate diapers, wipes, an extra outfit, your own essentials, and so on. Here is a list of what to pack in your diaper bag.
  • Wipes
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Changing table or pad

Other Add-ons: 

  • Baby wipe warmer because warm wipes are nicer than cold ones
  • Non-talc powder to dry the diaper area faster


For Breastfeeding And/or Bottle-feeding, Here Is What You Will Need: 

  • Nursing or feeding pillow
  • 6-10 bibs
  • 6-12 burp cloths 
  • 2-4 nursing bras
  • Nipple cream
  • Breast pads
  • Nursing cover
  • Breast pump
  • Breast milk bags
  • Formula
  • 6-12 bottles
  • 1-2 bottle brushes

To Help Make The Transition To Solids (At Around 4-6 Months) Easier, Here Is What You’ll Need: 

  • 2-4 sippy cups
  • 2-4 bowls
  • 3-6 spoons
  • 4-8 waterproof bibs
  • Highchair 


The Most Important Sleeping Essentials Are: 

  • Crib and crib mattress
  • 4-6 swaddling blankets
  • 1-3 wearable blankets
  • Bedding
  • Baby monitor


Bathtime Essentials Include: 

  • Baby bathtub
  • 4-6 washcloths
  • Soap and shampoo
  • 1-3 infant bath towels

Baby Gear

Here Are The Most Important Types Of Baby Gear To Have: 

  • Baby carrier
  • Car seat
  • Stroller
  • Play-yard
  • Baby swing or bouncer

Baby Health Essentials

For Your Little One’s Health And Grooming, Here’s What You Need To Have On Hand: 

  • First-aid kit (with antiseptic ointment, a thermometer, bandages)
  • Nail clippers
  • Soft-bristled baby hairbrush
  • Nasal aspirator

Baby Entertainment

To soothe your little one and entertain them, here are some of the things you will need: 

  • 4-6 pacifiers
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Playmat
  • Activity center

Final Thoughts

Shopping for all the right baby essentials can be a little overwhelming, especially when your little one is almost here. However, when you know where to start and what to get, it becomes a lot easier. Hopeful, this list of baby essentials will take a little bit of the stress out of it all. Good luck! 

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