Baby Basics: The Shopping List

Shopping for your newborn baby is a fun thing to do because there are so many cute little clothes to choose from! With a plethora of items available for the baby for his arrival into the world, sometimes it becomes extremely difficult to choose what all things to buy! You know is a rigorous task to compile the list of everything that the baby will need, once he is welcomed to the world. But don’t you worry because we have done the work for you.

 Here is the check list of some of the essential baby items that you will be needing for your baby in the first few months. Print it and you are good to go.

Clothing & Dressing

-Onesies – 6 to 8 pieces

-Sleepers or Blankets – 2 pieces

-Under shirts – 6 to 8 pieces

-Pajamas – 6 to 8 pieces

-Socks and booties – 5 to 7 pieces

-Fleece Suit, if the baby is born in winters

-Sweaters or Jackets – 1 to 3 pieces

-Hats – 2 to 3 pieces

-Mittens – 2 to 3 pieces

Bedding and Nursery

-Crib or Cradle

-Firm, flat baby mattress (washable)

-Crib sheets

-Soft, light blankets – 2 to 3 pieces

-Heavy blankets, for winters – 1 to 2 pieces

-Night light

-Baby monitor

-Rocking chair


-Infant bathtub

-Hooded towels – 2 to 4 pieces


-Bath mat

-Baby oil

-Baby soap

-Baby shampoo

-Baby hairbrush

-Bath toys

-Gentle laundry detergent


-Disposable baby diapers – 2 to 3 large boxes

-Cloth diapers – 3 to 4 dozen

-Cushioned changing mat

-Baby lotion

-Baby wipes

-Diaper rash ointment

-Diaper bag, for dirty diapers

-Soft washcloths, other than the bath washcloths


-Nursing pillow for support

-Bibs – 6 to 8 pieces

-Nursing bras

-Breast pump

-Milk storage bags

-Loose shirts

-Bottles and nipples

-Bottle brush


-Bowls, cups, and spoons



-Car seat

-Car child view mirror

-Baby bag – having a water bottle, milk, diapers, towel, spare set of clothes, bib, toys etc.

-Rain cover

Health & Grooming


-Blunt Scissors or baby nail clippers

-First aid kit – equipped with cotton balls, baby brush or comb, medicine dropper, antibiotic cream, etc.


-Smoke detectors

-Carbon monoxide detectors

-Stair gate

-Play pens

-Plug socket covers

-Furniture corner protectors


Now that you have a complete list of all the baby essentials, go on then…Happy Shopping!

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