With so many lists and brands for newborns out there, shopping for newborns can get overwhelming. Distinguishing the essentials from the non-essentials gets difficult. That’s why we’ve come up with an article about newborn baby must haves with the reasons why we trust it for our babies.
Newborn baby must haves
Bibs – These Baby Bandana Drool can never get any cuter. It’s made of polyester and cotton, backed with absorbent fleece, making it super absorbent for drooling babies.
Burp Clothes – For no-fuss burp clothes, the 100% cotton hand washcloth by Muslin is your best bet. You can also use it as a breastfeeding cover-up, for teething dribbling babies or as a changing mat cover.
Baby Bottles – For better saving, get the Philips Avent Natural Baby Bottle Newborn Starter Gift Set. It comes with 3.4 ounce bottles, 2.9 ounce bottles, two additional nipples, two pacifiers, seven sealing disks and a baby bottle brush!
Newborn Diapers – A newborn baby must-have, Pampers Swaddlers is breathable and gentle on the baby’s skin. It also protects the belly with its umbilical cord notch.
Baby Ointment – The Aquaphor Healing Ointment is clinically proven to relieve diaper rash within six hours. It also helps heal minor cuts, scrapes and burns.
Changing Pad – Carry a baby changing station with you wherever you go with the Skip Hop Pronto Changing Pad. It can carry up to four diapers, creams and other essentials.
Disposable Wipes – As a mother, you’ll use baby wipes now more than ever. This Pampers wipes offer the best value-for-money, given that it’s also hypoallergenic and alcohol-free.
No-scratch Mittens – Baby’s nails start growing from the 12th week of pregnancy and they never stop growing. Having these soft Grow by Gerber Baby Organic Mittens will prevent them from scratching their faces.
Onesies or Undershirts – There are so many cute choices out there, but what your baby needs is a basic white set by Gerber Baby. It’s 100% made of soft cotton fabric that makes it an everyday-wear for your baby. Plus, it’s easy to wash.
Newborn Hats – Hats are necessary because a baby’s head is proportionally bigger, resulting in more heat transfer. A hat prevents too much heating or cooling of the baby. We love the Gerber Baby 5-cap set because it has an adjustable ribbed cuff for a perfect fit.
Cotton Pants – The Touched by Nature Unisex Cotton Pants are definitely worth it. It has soft quality fabric and fits well with a cloth diaper. · One-Piece Stretchy Sleepers Burt’s Bees Baby Bodysuits is one of the newborn baby must-haves, made of 100% cotton, so it’s gentle on the baby’s skin. Plus, it comes in various colors.
Pajamas – Another of our favorites is the Burt’s Bees Soft Baby Sleep and Play PJs. There are so many cute designs to choose from, and it comes with a zipper closure, making it efficient to wear or take off.
Baby’s Bath Time
Infant Tub – We can’t recommend Munchkin Sit and Soak Baby Bath Tub even more. It has build in support bump to keep baby safe and soft padded foam backrest to add comfort for babies. Babies grow so fast, but you can use this tub up until they’re toddlers. It is suitable for babies who are 0-12 months old.
Hooded Towel and Washcloths – Luvable Friends Hooded Towel comes with Five Washcloths and adorable unisex designs. It’s affordable and gentle on your baby’s skin.
Baby Soap – A baby’s skin is sensitive, so we have to choose what’s best for it. We strongly recommend Cetaphil Baby Wash and Shampoo because of how gentle it is on our baby’s skin. It is also paraben-free, colorant-free and mineral oil-free which you often find in other soaps.
Baby Crib or Bassinet – This Baby Delight Beside Me Dreamer Bassinet has been a mother’s favorite. What’s not to love? With its breathable mesh walls with a side panel, you can fold down so you can easily access the baby from your side of the bed!
Waterproof Mattress Covers – Mommies approved of this quality TRU Lite Bedding. It got everything you can ask for: waterproof, hypoallergenic, and breathable cover to protect your baby from dust mites, allergens and bacteria.
Sleep Sack – Most babies prefer to sleep with their arms up while enjoying the feeling of a traditional swaddle at the same time. Thus, this Swaddle Designs Cotton Muslin Sleeping Sack would make a comfortable sleeping partner for your baby.
Baby Carrier – The Infantino Flip Advanced 4-in-1 carrier is a smartly-designed carrier that will make any day outs convenient. It comes with an adjustable ergonomic seat, adjustable shoulder straps, and convertible facing-in and facing-out design.
Infant Car Seat – The Safety 1st Onboard 35 LT Infant Car Seat will make a comfortable sanctuary for your baby while you’re traveling. It’s lightweight, and has a thick cushion so it’s really soft.