What do I need for a newborn baby? We hear this question asked a lot. So I'm are sharing a simple list to help you prepare for a new baby.

I've listed 2 lists below that covers the traditional and non-traditional must-haves for parents with newborns. The first list are the things that parents have traditionally used and are still using up to today. And the second list contains must-have list for parents who wants to bring their parenting to the next level. (These lists below are in random order of importance or price)

TRADITIONAL MUST-HAVES

Diapers
Scratch-Proof Mittens
Onesies
Healing Ointment
Breast Milk Storage Bags
Stroller
Pacifiers
Baby Bottles
Car Seat
Sleep Sack


NON-TRADITIONAL MUST-HAVES

DRYING RACK

Bottle Dry Rack
A lot of your time as a parent of a newborn baby up to 2 years will be spent cleaning and sterilizing bottles, breast pump parts, and more. To remain sterilized after cleaning, they’ll have to air dry.

That’s where a drying rack will be critical. The most important feature in a drying rack is space for lots of small parts.


BABY MONITOR
Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor with Interchangeable Optical Lens

As wonderful as it would be to sit and stare at your baby’s face all day, it’s really not practical.

So for those times that you need to actually get stuff done in another room and your baby is peacefully sleeping, you’ll need a baby monitor. There are tons of baby monitors out in the market that can do lots of cool tricks, but ultimately something simple and affordable will work.


NEWBORN LOUNGER
Boppy Newborn Lounger

There will be times when you don’t want to put your baby in his or her crib or bassinet. So, you may just want to sit your baby down on the couch beside you. Your baby can sit comfortably in the lounger and it can also be used for tummy time.


BABY CARRIER
BABYBJÖRN BABY CARRIER ONE AIR

You won't stay all day at home so for the times you'd stay out for more than 30 minutes, having a baby carrier or sling will become very handy. These things allow you to be handsfree while also getting some skin to skin time with the little one.


BEDSIDE BASSINET
Milliard Bedside Bassinet Side Sleeper/Portable Infant Crib

If you plan on sleeping with your baby, then you’re probably in the market for a bassinet. I like those bassinets that are made lower beds because it's safer to sleep beside your babies, so be sure to check out the height specifications.


PORTABLE CHANGING TABLE
Costzon Baby Changing Table, Folding Diaper Station Nursery Organizer for Infant (Black)

This is best for those babies who loves going out. Portable changing tables with its shelves, makes changing diapers anywhere possible. You'll be able to store diapers, clothes, burp cloths, and more to take care of her without leaving the room.

It’s also great for when you need to relocate to somewhere else in the house and have everything you need to be accessible.


FLANNEL BURP CLOTHS
Luvable Friends Unisex Baby Cotton Flannel Burp Cloths

It's important for babies to burp or else they might choke or have difficulty in breathing. Your baby will also spit up and you will want to have a great burp cloth to catch it.

They are tri-fold and can expand out to cover more surface area. This is important when you’re trying to prevent your clothes from getting spit up on.

 

FINAL THOUGHTS ON NEWBORN ESSENTIALS
There are so many things that you can buy for your newborn and many of that you’ll end up not using but nonetheless are important to have.

I hope that I’ve provided a list of items that will be useful to you as you journey through motherhood.

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