Welcome to the 6th and final post in the How To Prepare For A Second Baby blog series. Yesterday we covered the Ultimate Hospital Bag Checklist. If you missed it, be sure to take a look and make sure you download your printable PDF Checklist for you to print at home.
In this final post, I will be covering the Newborn Essentials Checklist and yes, there will also be a printable PDF version of this list too.
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With the brain fog that comes with pregnancy, sometimes it’s hard to know or remember (if this isn’t your first time) exactly what you need for your new little bundle. Whether you’re expecting your first baby, second, third or more, there are some items that are pretty essential for any newborn baby.
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To make things a little easier, I’ve broken it down into 2 sections – Absolute Essentials and Nice To Have’s.
Newborn Essentials Checklist
Absolute Essentials Checklist
- Car Seat
- Pram/Buggy/Travel System
- Cot (with new mattress)
- Cot bedding
- Snow Suite
- Baby Towel & Flannel
- Plenty of bibs
- 6 – 8 Sleepsuits/babygrows
- 6 – 8 Vests
- 2 Cellular blankets
- 2 Cardigans/Jackets
- Hat & Mittens
- Bottles & Teats (if you’re not breastfeeding)
- Bottle cleaning equipment (bottlebrush)
- Milk powder (if you’re not breastfeeding)
- Changing Mat
Nice To Have’s
- Crib/Moses Basket (with bedding and new mattress)
- Baby Monitor
- Bouncy chair
- Baby bath
- Bath thermometer
- Baby healthcare kit (nail clippers, mini scissors, comb & hairbrush, thermometer, etc)
- Baby changing bag
- Baby sling or carrier
- Breast pump
- Nappy rash cream
- Nappy sacks
- Baby Wipes
- Moisturising lotion
- Bottle Sterilizer
If money is tight, just focus on the essential items. The ‘nice to have’s’ can wait until things are a little easier. Don’t forget your friends and family are likely to want to buy gifts for you and your baby, therefore many of these items you won’t necessarily need to buy yourself.
Did you know, the Amazon Baby Wishlist can give you:
*A curated list of popular products to make shopping for baby easier.
*Easily add items from any website for one easy to manage wishlist.
*Share the list with friends and family at the click of a button via social media or email
*Thank you list to easily track gifts.
What’s even better is you can get up to 15% OFF on your items by using
the Amazon Baby Wishlist.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the Preparing For A Second Baby ~ blog series. If you’ve missed any of the posts in the series, don’t worry you can choose a post to read HERE.
If you’re looking for more pregnancy & newborn related reads, you might want to checkout –
10 Things To Avoid When Pregnant
5 Pregnancy Side Effects No One Talks About
Top 8 Online Resources For New Mums
I’d love to hear your feedback on this series. What other topics would you like to see? Please let me know in the comments below.