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There are some essential things that parents would need to buy for their baby. But, with a plethora of different options such as baby clothes, the type of car seat, and what have you, they will usually be confronted with a situation where they have to choose to save money.

That being said, in order for you to maximize your spending potential while also ensuring that your baby’s needs are met, I’ve compiled a brief checklist of essential baby gears that you need to buy for your newborn.

Bathing/Changing

Your baby gets dirty really quick. Their bodies are quite small and their organs haven’t been fully developed yet that they are unable to control their urges to pee or poop. Still, you have to ensure that they are safe and that you are going to have to change their clothing a couple of times a day.

Even though babies do not require everyday bathing, it is still important that you get the right things for them. Here are just some of the baby essentials specifically for changing and bathing:

  • Change Table
  • Baby Wipes
  • Change Mat (to help prevent your babies from falling over)
  • Sorbolene Cream (useful for babies who seemingly have drier skin than others)
  • Cotton Wool
  • Shampoo (get the tear-free formula that is best for babies)
  • Hairbrush (with gentle bristles)
  • Bath Towel
  • Baby Bathtub
  • Bath Seat (if you want to put your baby in a sitting position)
  • Nail Clippers
  • Face Cloth

Sleeping

The interesting thing about human beings is that we sleep a third of our lives and this can include your babies as well. In fact, because babies’ bodies are still developing, they would require a couple of hours of sleep more than their adult counterparts.

That being said, here are the essential things that you need to get to ensure that your baby gets a nice sleep:

  • Crib
  • Bassinet (that complies with the latest safety standards)
  • Crib/Bassinet Mattress
  • Cot
  • Cot Mattress
  • Cot Beddings
  • Baby Monitor (get one with long-range frequency support so that you can monitor your baby wherever you are in the house)
  • Night Light

Strolling/ Leaving the House

It is best that you take out your baby for some sunshine and so that they can experience how it feels like strolling around the neighborhood. Here are the things that you need to get for your baby to protect them while they’re out:

  • Stroller or Pram (get one with the latest safety standards)
  • Rain Cover
  • Baby Sunglasses
  • Car Seat (buy one with the latest safety standards)
  • Sling
  • Nappy Bag
  • Travel Cot

Feeding

Of course, your baby will require some special feeding materials. Here are just some of the essentials:

  • Breast Pump (if you want to feed your baby with breastmilk)
  • Baby Milk Bottle
  • Bottle Sterilizer
  • Breast Pads
  • Teats
  • Feeding Pillow
  • Baby Formula (if you want more convenience than feeding them breastmilk)

Clothing

If you are buying baby’s clothes, I suggest that you opt for organic clothing to ensure that it won’t irritate your baby’s sensitive skin. Here are just some that you should get:

  • Onesies
  • Bodysuits
  • Singlets
  • Beanie
  • Sunhat
  • Grow Suits
  • Socks or Booties