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Mother and Baby Checklist

Products that you will definitely need initially

  • Cot or Cot Bed, Mattress, Sheets and Blankets also consider a Mattress Protector that doubles up as a fitted sheet (recommend at least 3 x sets of bedding)
  • Car Seat (may be purchased as part of a Travel System) with or without an Isofix Base - See Buyers Guide
  • Pram, Buggy or Travel System Ė Ensure that you are prepared for all weathers - raincover, sunshade etc
  • Sleepsuits/ Long Sleeved All In Ones (recommend at least 6)
  • Vests/ Short Sleeved Suits (recommend at least 6)
  • Cardigans/Jackets (recommend at least 2)
  • Snow Suit or Alternative Weatherproof Outer Garment
  • Hats, Mittens and Bootees
  • Changing Bag - try to get one with a changing mat included and one which has several pockets (please note, some suppliers include this as part of their travel system package)
  • Changing Mat - It is preferable to have a padded one for changing your baby at home
  • Nappies - consider whether you wish to use washable or disposable, if using washable, you will need a nappy bucket etc.
  • Bottles/Teats/Bottle Brush
  • Steriliser - A microwave steriliser is very useful!
  • Maternity Bras
  • Nursing Bras and Breast Pads (consider whether you want to use washable or disposable pads)
  • Bibs (recommend at least 7)
  • Towels/ Flannels/ Muslin Squares (for bathing/catching the dribbles!)
  • Cotton Wool
  • Brush, Comb and Baby Scissors
  • Personal Hygiene and Sanitary Products

Products that you will need later

  • Highchair - From 6 months approximately or when your baby can sit unaided
  • Potty/Training Seat Ė A Step Stool may also be useful
  • Safety Products which may include Gates, Edge Guards, Playpens, Fireguards etc.
  • Feeding Accessories
  • Wardrobes
  • Drawers

Additional Useful Items

  • MosesBasket/Crib and Stand (plus Mattress, Sheets and Blankets) also consider a Mattress Protector
  • Baby Bath - Consider storage when purchasing this item - A Flexibath is great for limited space
  • Baby Sling or Baby Carrier - Always check suitability re age etc
  • Bouncy Chair
  • Nursing Chair/Stool
  • Wooden Changers - these are useful in that you donít have to change your baby on the floor, you donít have to bend down so you can change your baby comfortably!
  • Hooded Towel - Useful for wrapping your bundle of joy after a cosy bath!
  • Baby Monitor - Consider whether you want a combined video, movement and sound monitor and consider the monitor range and whether you have an integrated thermometer.
  • Humidifiers
  • Mobile and Night Lights - these can be useful in assisting with getting your baby to sleep!
  • Breast Pump - Consider whether you require an electric or manual pump
  • Baby Lotion
  • Baby Wipes
  • Bath Thermometer
  • Bottle Warmer - Travel options are also available
  • Baby Toys/Entertainers - Walkers
  • Nappy Wrapper plus Replacement Cartridges
  • Nursing Pillow
  • Soothers and Accessories
  • Baby Swimwear and Sun Protection Wear including Buoyancy Aids
  • Swaddling/Sleeping Bags
  • Pillows and Pillow Cases
  • Sleep Positioners

Always remember to purchase essential items first. There can be a wide range of prices for many items, if in doubt, please contact us at customerservices@babyandchildstore.com where one of our team will be more than happy to assist. If you want to purchase all your items in one place, please contact us at customerservices@babyandchildstore.com for additional discounts as we are pleased to offer a personal shopper facility.

With years of experience ourselves, we pride ourselves with providing expert product knowledge!