essentials for a newborn

5 Tips For Newborn Essentials

A newborn baby is the most beautiful thing in the world – and that’s one of the reasons why your baby will definitely take up the most room in your heart. Here are 5 tips for newborn essentials.

However, preparing for your newborn baby can be just as challenging as knowing exactly what you need for your baby – from setting up the nursery to choosing clothes, gathering the gear for bath time, and diapering, it’s never easy.

Trust me; I know that feeling.

But to help you get all the stuff you need to welcome your little one into the world.


I’ve compiled a complete checklist of baby essentials.

essentials for a newborn

1. VIP


  • The cutest baby Clothes (birth to 3 months)
  • Preparing a baby nursery
  • Bath time
  • Diapers!
  • For Feeding
  • Grooming




2. It’s Not About Style, It’s About Practicality

Basically you’ll want to pick items that’ll keep your baby warm and comfortable in the first months. So here we go:

    • The perfect ‘coming-home’ outfit
    • 4-8 One-piece outfits
    • 2-3 Stretchy pull-on pants
    • 4-8 Snap-crotch T-shirts
    • 2-3 Sweater or jacket
    • 2-3 Hats
    • 2 footed sleeper
    • 4-7 Socks or booties
    • Fleece bodysuit
    • Dress-up outfit
    • Soft Baby Blanket
    • Crib and changing tables
    • Mattress that fit snugly in crib
    • Rocking chairs
    • Baby monitor
    • Night stands
    • Armoires
    • Dresser
    • Toy basket


While you don’t need baby clothes for the time you are in the hospital, your baby will wear something soft and warm when you leave the hospital

With simple designs and comfortable fit; you can choose from warm bodysuits, rugged rompers, and sleepwear

Thick but stretchy – looks very stylish and cute on babies


Soft and short for early newborn care – dressing just got a whole lot easier

Thick to keep them warm, cool and comfortable – usually easy to slip on and off

For warmth and sun protection


Perfect for getting a great night’s sleep

One pair of socks per day is enough – shoes aren’t unnecessary until your baby walks

For a winter baby, this keeps babies warm in cold weather

Fancy dress for photos, visitors and other special occasions


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3. A Place Where Magic Happens

Things for newborns

A nursery is a place where you can bond with your baby – therefore it should be close enough to the parent’s room,and have the warmest feeling and creative baby room themes.

Furthermore, you’d need furniture that’ll make baby nursery safe.

In addition the first three to six months your baby will probably sleep next to you in a bassinet because you can’t help but be close to your young one.


During the first months, a bath (more than 3 times a week) isn’t really necessary.

Simply put; you don’t have to bathe your baby everyday as that could dry out his or her skin, causing more harm than good.

  • Bathtub
  • Baby soap
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby hairbrush
  • 2 soft towels
  • 2 soft washcloths
  • Laundry detergent

To create a relaxing environment for your baby – you can also establish a nightly routine

Remember to use soap sparingly – cleansers are mild and safer


Gentle as pure water, leaving the hair of newborn babies soft and clean

Keep in mind that some babies are born with thicker hair than others.

Natural detergents are suitable for baby’s delicate and new skin.


4. The Real Work Starts – Keep It Clean

Let’s be honest: your baby will be wearing diapers morning, afternoon, and night for the next 1-3 years – in other words; you’ll be changing his or her diaper roughly 5-8 times per day.

What you’ll need:

  • Changing table
  • Reusable diaper pail or a hanging wet bag
  • Diaper bag
  • Baby Car Seat
  • Unscented baby wipes
  • Diaper cream and rash ointment
  • Cloth diapers and diaper covers or large boxes of disposable diapers


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5. I’m Hungry! – It’s A Feeding Frenzy

Your newborn baby’s gotta eat – whether you are breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, you should make it as comfortable as possible.

Most important, you’re gonna need the right gear:


baby bottle

From manicure and hair trims to gum cleaning; babies need the occasional grooming.

Stuff you’re going to use:

I noticed that blunt scissors also works fine.


Use these to clear your baby’s blocked nose.

Now make sure your baby doesn’t have a fever – rectal thermometers are the most accurate.


Have you double checked you have everything?


It’s the perfect hint list for baby shower gifts your friends and family can help you out with. Find everything you need here at 21Bundles: baby-safe goodies for pregnant and new moms.


If you have any suggestions on which products or items that any mother or mother-to-be should know, please share with us by leaving a comment.





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  1. What a great post, such great information for anyone preparing for the coming of a little one. My daughter is expecting her first in March so I will send her your link so she can read your post. It’s so thorough and well thought out. Your post would be great to take shopping with a new mother to be.

    1. Thank you riley
      I wanted it to be as help for as possible for any mother-to-be or anyone hosting a baby shower.

  2. Hi, Charlotte. Wow, this article is very comprehensive. I wish I had this kind of guidance when I had my babies a few years back. I will share it with a mommy’s group that I am in. Am sure it will be very helpful to mom’s to be, especially new moms. Thank you so much for taking the time to put this down.

    1. Thank you Ami
      I find that a lot with mums. They wish they had a bit more of a helping hand.
      That would be awesome, thank you for that Ami.

  3. Hey Charlotte!

    So informative! All of my friends are starting to have babies and I hope to as well in the future. so nice to have this resource at hand. I will certainly pass it along to to my new mommy friends!

    Thanks, Kellye

    1. Thanks Kellye
      I know so are mine. It’s crazy and when I was first asked to host a baby shower. I had no idea. So I started this wee journal blog to help mommy friends and everyone else out.

  4. Hi Charlotte,

    Wow, you seem to have everything covered – so informative. I’ll keep in mind a few of your suggestions as gift ideas for my nieces who are expecting 🙂

    1. Thanks Pauline
      I sure your niece will enjoy whatever gifts you decide to get.

  5. Great Article. Having brought home a newborn baby within the last few years and my sister having a baby last month, the experience is still fresh in my mind – it’s amazing the sheer volume of stuff you need for such a small little person!

    I would even suggest a couple more items for your list- nowadays it’s quite common (and recommended by health organisations) for babies to sleep in their parent’s room for the first 4-6 months; so a Bedside Crib, Moses basket or a Co-Sleeper device like a Sleepyhead is a good idea if you don’t have room or don’t want to move the baby’s crib from the nursery.

    A good supply of Burp Cloths or Muslins is a good idea to have on hand. I love all the cute designs available nowadays. Another great idea for a baby shower present.

    Although newborn babies pretty much just sleep and eat after a couple weeks they do start to have periods of waking they need somewhere to chill during the day – a play mat, bouncy chair etc.

    And finally, a baby car seat for bringing the baby home from the hospital is absolutely essential! In fact maybe an extra category to your list – transport for your baby – whether you go for a pushchair, full travel system, or simply use a sling or carrier you will definitely need ways to transport your precious cargo!

    1. Thanks Susie for your comment.
      It sure it amazing how much we need.
      I like the additions you have mentioned. I got carried away writing that I had forgotten some fundamentals.
      I will add those in.

  6. Debbie says:

    What a wonderful, complete list! Another great idea is a nice soft baby blanket. Both of my children received micro-fleece blankets as gifts when they were born, and in fact my son–who is now 8–still keeps his “bee-bee” close at hand! (shh… its kind of a family secret.)

    1. Thank you Debbie
      I will have to adjust it, I know what you mean. My little one still clings to their’s.

  7. This article has everything a newborn need. My husband and I are planning to have a child in the next year or 2. I found this article very informative and helpful. It is so comprehesive. I will definitely be checking out your oter article in the future. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Oh that would be great. Well your already half way there and prepared.

  8. Interesting read! I’ts incredible how much you have to do to prepare. I don’t have kid’s yet so this article was very informative for me. You mentioned blunt scissors can be used to clear your baby’s blocked nose. I can’t imagine a scissor near a baby’s face (obviously I don’t know much about the subject). How does it work?

    1. It sure it. Well if you do your one step wiser. Say for example your baby’s nose blocks up or dry bogey appears, blunt scissors can help pull it away. The blunt scissors are medically made.

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