Updated: Mar 31
Getting ready for your new arrival can sometimes feel overwhelming. There are so many things on the market and you could spend a fortune on everything.
We know at NEST that it really doesn't need to be like this! There are so many ways to keep costs low and a newborn baby really doesn't need much at all. We have put together a list of what we think you will need.Lots of companies do some great deals and sales so it is definitely worth keeping your eyes peeled for them. Also we would recommend buying things second hand too, you can really get some great bargains that are in great condition.
Things that we recommend to be an essential to buy new (for a safety aspect) are car seat and mattress.
● Changing table with changing mat
● Moses basket and or a crib
● Hanging space and small hangers
● Baby monitor (we recommend a video monitor)
● Nursing chair (can be any comfortable chair but make sure you’re in a good upright position for feeding- you are likely to spend quite a bit of time here in the early weeks!)
Baby towels (the ones with a little hood are great but not essential)
Baby nail clippers/nail scissors
Baby grows and vests (between 8-10)
Snow suit (for the winter months)
Please refer to the safe sleep guidelines by The Lullaby Trust.
Large muslins (these are so great as they can be used for so many different things) x4
Waterproof mattress protectors x2
Cellular blankets (2-4) Please follow the safe sleep guidelines from The Lullaby Trust when using blankets
Pram (make sure baby is lying flat until around 6 months)
Rear view mirror for car
Sling (please seek advice to make sure this is fitted correctly and your back is being supported)
Baby bouncer (check weight of baby)
Black and white cards for baby to look at
Things for sensory play
Calpol (from eight weeks)
Vitamin D drops