Newborn shopping checklist for expectant mums

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Shopping for newborn essentials may seem to be a challenging task for new parents, there are many things and various new products in the market when it comes to baby shopping, however, we have put together the following baby essentials list to make it easier for you to prepare ahead for the arrival of your little one.


Clothing for Newborn Baby

When shopping for newborn clothing, you need to put into consideration the size and the number of clothes to buy, its hard to predict how big your baby is going to be when it’s born and Babies grow very quickly and can change sizes every month so you don’t need too many clothes for the first few months.
Shopping for baby clothes is easier if you know the baby’s sex beforehand, however, you can buy unisex if you haven’t confirmed whether the baby is a boy or a girl.
The types of baby apparels to buy include:
Long-sleeved Sleepsuits

  • Onesies/Bodysuits (Long-sleeved and sleeveless-plain a patterned)
  • Baby Singlets
  • Bibs
  • Burp Cloths
  • Socks
  • Hats
  • Mittens
  • Jacket
  • Cardigan
  • Shirts or Tops
  • Trousers and Skirts
  • Gowns
  • Pants
  • Headbands
  • Blankets Receiving blankets are great for many purposes
  • Burp cloths (useful for cleaning when baby spits up)
  • Washcloth
  • Towels.

Feeding Equipment essentials

Avent Newborn Starter Set

The following feeding items will make feeding easier for you and your baby:

  • Set of Feeding bottles (different sizes are recommended)
  • Sterilizer for utensils
  • Baby Formula
  • Bibs
  • Vacuum Flask
  • Breast pump and milk storage bags
  • Bottle Warmer
  • Pacifier
  • Soft spout cup
  • Regular baby cup and spoon
  • Set of plates, bowls, and spoons
  • Nursing pillow
  • Bottlebrush

Grooming,Skincare Products and Bathing essentials

  • Bath set(Most baby baths sold in Nigeria comes in a set, which includes Bathtub, potty, laundry basket, Bucket, bowl, sponge/soap case, bowl, cup, and a small plastic chair)
  • Soft hairbrush and comb
  • Thermometer
  • Baby Nail cutter/ scissors
  • Baby changing  mat
  • Cotton wool.
  • Baby moisturizer
  • Nappies 
  • Diaper cream
  • Baby’s skin is very soft and tender to use adult product
  • Baby bath soap
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby Oil&lotion
  • Baby powder
  • Baby washcloths 
  • Diapers
  • Diaper bag
  • Baby wipes

Transportation/ and safety gears

  • Baby carrier
  • Baby Car seat
  • Umbrella
  • Bouncer or Rocker
  • Baby outing bag
  • Playpen
  • Playmat
  • Baby walker
  • Bassinet/Moses basket
  • Baby Monitor

Nursery and Bedding

  • Crib or cot Plus mosquito net
  • Moses bed with mosquito net
  • Baby mattress
  • Mattress cover

We hope this list will be a good starting point guide for your baby shopping, Keep connected to Mumslove to continue enjoying wonderful posts like this. You can share your views about this post in the comment section below, or what other helpful items can you add to this list that I may have not mentioned? Feel free to interact in the comment section.

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Ayodeji is a co-founder at Mumslove, an entrepreneur, digital marketing professional, writer and mechanical engineer by education, his experience of marketing baby & childcare supplies for several years and his passion for the baby industry has led him to the creative mind behind this website, apart from being a business geek he also loves to connect with people.

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