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9 Newborn Baby Essential Products + FREE Newborn Baby List

I’m sharing my top picks for newborn baby essential products that will make your life as a new mum easier!

If you’re expecting your first baby and want to know what new baby essentials I recommend as a mum of two, here are some of my favourite essential baby items. I know how overwhelming it is when there is SO much on the market to choose from but these were my must have nursery items.

I’ve also compiled a free baby essentials list that you can print off to take to the shops with you. Or, if you’re planning your baby shower, you can grab my free baby registry essentials list too.

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9 New Baby Essentials

1.  Nappy Rash Cream

We’ve used Sudocrem with both of our babies when they’ve had nappy rash as it’s brilliant for treating it quickly and soothing the skin.

You can buy Sudocrem online here in Australia and here in the UK.

2.  Swaddle Blankets

I swear by SwaddleMe swaddle blankets as they’re soft, cotton swaddle wraps for keeping babies that like being swaddled snug and warm at night with the freedom to still kick their little legs.

They’re so easy to use, no complicated wrapping techniques! I’m convinced they’ve assisting in helping my babies sleep for longer, they’re great for every season and they wash really well too. They were easily one of my all time favourite baby nursery must haves.

You can buy SwaddleMes online here in Australia, here in the US and here in the UK.

3.  Pram

A pram is clearly essential in maneuvering a newborn from A to B! We chose the iCandy for a couple of reasons: firstly, it’s excellent quality and has great reviews (you can read mine here). Secondly, we knew we wanted to have two babies close together and wanted a pram that could convert from a pram to a stroller and then to a double. We didn’t want to worry about buying multiple prams so the iCandy Peach fitted the bill nicely!

You can buy an iCandy Pram online here in Australia, here in the US and here in the UK.

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4.  Car Seat

If you have a car, you’ll be adding a capsule or car seat to your baby registry essentials list clearly! We invested in the Maxi-Cosi Cabriofix and loved it. It was so easy to get in and out of the car and with the addition of adapters, it fitted onto our iCandy pram base perfectly – easy peasy! Mini seemed perfectly comfortable in it in the car too.

You can buy a Maxi-Cosi Capsule online here in Australia, here in the US and here in the UK.

5.  Nappy Changing Bag

For me, this is essential but I do have friends who have managed perfectly happily with a large bag that they already own. I love my Storksak Elizabeth Nappy Bag. I love that it can be carried in so many different way.

You can buy a Storksak Elizabeth online here in Australia and here in the US.

6.  Co-sleeper/Cot

With both babies, we have had them in our room at night to sleep in the newborn stage. Both babies also suffered from reflux and are unable really to lie flat at night as it’s so uncomfortable.

7.  Carrier

I loved carrying my babies close to me and as newborns, both of mine have loved it too. In fact, they pretty much insisted on me carrying them all of the time! It was therefore very important to invest in suitable carriers.

I opted for a sling with my first baby as she was a newborn in Australia and I wanted something very light. I got a Breeze Baby Sling which was very lightweight mesh and can be taken into the shower or sea too!

You can buy a Breeze Baby Sling online here in Australia, here in the US and here in the UK.

Our favourite carrier is the BabyBjorn Baby Carrier One and you can read my review of it here.

You can buy a BabyBjorn Baby Carrier One online here in Australia, here in the US and here in the UK.

8.  Feeding Bottles

I breastfed my first baby but had a low supply so supplemented with formula so good bottles were part of my newborn baby essentials list.

We stocked up on feeding bottles from Pigeon and Lansinoh.

You can buy Pigeon bottles online here in Australia, here in the US and here in the UK.

You can buy Lansinoh bottles online here in Australia, here in the US and here in the UK.

9.  Video Monitor

I loved being able to hear and see my babies on the video monitor.

I also found a video monitor really REALLY useful when I wanted to take a shower when the babies were sleeping. Before then I would shower frantically, worried that when I turned the shower off I’d hear piercing screams! With the monitor, I could easily see how they were doing and could even judge if I had long enough to wash and perhaps condition my hair – what a treat! Read my Motorola Wi-Fi Baby Monitor Review.

You can buy a Motorola Wi-Fi Baby Monitor online here in Australia, here in the US and here in the UK.

I hope you found this newborn essentials list helpful if you’re expecting a baby yourself. It’s quite overwhelming to know what essentials for a nursery really are essentials.

For me, I liked products that made my life easier and you’ll see from my newborn baby needs checklist above that this is the theme.

What newborn baby necessities could you not live without?

Newborn Baby Essentials Products Checklist

You can download my free baby essentials checklist here so you can also start to buy your nursery must haves:
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If you already have a newborn bundle of your own, I’d love to hear what products you recommend!
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4 Comments

  1. Richard
    / 7:10 am

    Great list Mim. We recently did one on our blog of gifts for expecting mums which is why I thought i’d comment.

    I’d definitely add Bonds Baby Zippy Onesie. These have been awesome for us when we had our little one… so easy to get off to change dirty nappies, and look great too.

    Anyway, just thought i’d add my 2 cents. Great work on the blog.

    Oh and if you’re looking for gift ideas.. maybe check out ours. :)

    • / 8:05 pm

      Thanks so much Richard! :)

  2. Helen
    / 11:18 am

    Great essentials – another essential for us is muslin cloths! We used the larger one to swaddle and the smaller ones to clean up sick etc. They have so many uses :) #TheList

    Helen x

    http://treasureeverymoment01.blogspot.co.uk/

    • / 11:19 am

      Oh yes yes I love muslins – they’re so good for many situations aren’t they! :)

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