The approach to your due date feels like a military-style organisation operation, ensuring everything is ready for whenever your little one decides to make their appearance. There’s so many books and blogs out there that it’s easy to slip into a hole, feeling like you’ll never be prepared enough or know everything you need to, but parenting is 99.9% winging it, taking care of the essentials then riding the wave. In the late stage, the most important thing is ensuring you have all your newborn essentials then relaxing and enjoying the last weeks of pregnancy. To take some of the stress away, we’ve compiled the ultimate new-born baby essentials list, giving you a checklist for everything a newborn baby will need for feeding, sleeping, bathing and beyond.
In the early weeks, your baby will do very little but sleep so having the right newborn essentials to ensure they’re safe and comfy is important. The cosier they are, the more chance you have of getting a good couple of hours nap time to re-coop.
The essentials for making the best newborn bed are:
- A cot, crib or moses basket.
- A newborn mattress and fitted sheet
- Washable mattress pads or a protector
- A mix of light and heavier blankets or swaddles dependant on climate
- A sleeping bag, especially for winter babies
- One-piece pyjamas
- Baby monitor
- Comfort toys or a noise machine