From the moment you find out that you are pregnant you will probably find that you begin looking at baby clothes, lingering in the baby department in shops and worrying about which pram, car seat etc is the safest for you baby. It can be easy to get carried away when it comes to shopping for your new baby – particularly if it is your first baby – as everything is so new, cute and tiny.

However, as babies grow so quickly it is important to only get the essentials before they are born. We have created a Baby Needs Checklist that you can download and tick off the items as you go to help you make sure that you have the items that you need before your little one arrives.

Here are some of the essentials:

  • Car seat
    pregnant woman, baby clothes
  • Crib/cot and approved mattress
  • Nappies, wipes and cotton wool
  • Basic nappy cream
  • Cot sheets
  • Blankets
  • Hat and mittens
  • Buggy with rain cover
  • Baby bath
  • Baby towels
  • Baby gros
  • Vests
  • Cardigans
  • Feeding equipment
  • Extra clothes/bibs
  • Changing mat/table

If you have any questions about baby essentials, please contact our Careline.