Baby Essentials are something, which you need to buy before the Baby is Born. Every Parents Love to shop for their coming Newborn Baby, but the Biggest Mistake they make is that they buy many unwanted things for their Baby, which they regret later.
There are many Baby Essentials, which you will only need once or twice for your Baby for the First Year. Here, we are not going to talk about big list of Baby Essentials or Shopping List. We, have talked to the experienced Parents and note down the must have (minimum required) Baby Essentials List, which every Parents should have on their shopping list.
There is no need to buy expensive Baby Essentials things, which you may only require once or twice. You can replace those items with things already lying at your home.
Baby Essentials for the First Year
1 # Baby Clothes
Parents, should be very carefully in buying Baby Clothes, so that they don’t waste their lot’s of Money. Newborn Baby clothes can be only used till the baby is 4 months old. Parent’s should consider buying different size clothes, as per baby age. You should buy all the category clothes, as per the below age group :-
0 to 3 Months
4 to 6 Months
7 to 9 Months
10 to 12 Months
General Clothes :
General Clothes, can be used in both Summer and Winter Season.
Sleeveless Vests or Jhabla Vests – 8 PCs
Onesies & Rompers – 4 to 6 Pairs
Half Sleeves Tee & Trouser – 4 to 6 Pair
Outside Party Dress – 2 Pair
Cotton cloth to wrap baby – 4 Pair (It makes easy for Parents to hold, their New Born Baby)
Cotton Reusable Cloth Nappies (Muslin) = 20 pcs
Cotton Socks (No need to Buy Caps for Summer, Baby, as it’s not required)
Winter Clothes :
Blanket – 1 nos
Sweater and Jackets – 4 Pair
(May be you require more of these numbers, as in winter clothes take lots of time to get dry)
Woolen Socks & Caps
Woolen Rompers – 1 pair
2 # Baby Diapers
While buying baby diapers, many parent’s get confused and buy wrong size diapers for their Baby. These days, many brands are offering wide varieties in Diapers.
Newborn Baby Diapers
2 Nos. of Plastic Basket to throw urine and potty diapers separately
Sterile cotton balls to clean baby potty (Instead of using Wet Tissue, please consider using cotton balls, as it’s chemical free and save for your Baby Skin)
Powder for Raining Season
Diaper Rash Cream
Diaper Changing Mat
3 # Baby Sleeping Time
Parent’s should choose and buy comfortable Baby Sleeping clothes and other items, for their Newborn Baby. Few items like Blanket, Pillow and Bedding Sets can be used till your baby is 2 years old. Therefore, choose the right size and brand for your child.
Sleeping Suits – 2 Nos.
One Full Size Blanket
Quick Dry Bed Protector Sheet – 1 Nos.
One Homemade Pillow (Mustard Pillow)
Bedding Set with Side Cushions – 1 Nos. (You can buy a Bedding Set With Mosquito Net, which are easy to handle, save babies from Mosquito Bites and extremely helpful in travelling)
4 # Bath Time
Again, bath time is again very important for Baby Health & Skin. Parents should always buy branded products for the Baby, as they have very sensitive skin. Below are the few baby essential, which can again be used till it last. Kindly, note that doctor do not advise to use soap or shampoo on Infants till they are 20 days old, as they don’t have any bad body odor.
Baby Head to Toe Soap (Liquid soap is better for Baby Skin, as compared to Soap Bar)
Baby Shampoo (Sebamed or Johnson and Johnson etc)
Bath Tub – 1 nos
Towels – 2 Nos.
Hairbrush – 1 Nos.
Liquid Detergent – 1 Bottle (No Need to Buy Baby specify Liquid detergent, you can buy any good brand liquid detergent. You can wash for Baby cloth separately, till your Baby is 6 Months old. After that you can, wash your baby clothes with family clothes)
5 # Feeding Time
If, you choose to do Breastfed your Baby, then for the First Six Months, you don’t need to buy lot’s of things from below list. Breastfeeding is very important for your Baby Health, Mothers should 100% consider the same.
Feeding Bottles – 3 or 4 Nos
Bottle Nipples – No need to buy many feeding bottles, but you can buy different Bottle Nipple as per your baby age.
Breast Pump (in case you have an oversupply of milk production) – 1 Nos.
Bread Pads (in case, you have the leakage issue of breast milk) – 2 Pairs of cotton reusable pads
Nursing Pillow (very beneficial at home and for travelling time) – 1 Nos.
Bottle cleaning brush – 1 Nos.
Sterilized of cleaning, feeding bottles – 1 Nos.
Bibs – 3 Pair
6 # Baby Gear
Baby Gear are something, which parent’s should buy before the baby arrives. Never buy the baby gear in a hurry, always do your research work and buy at the time of Discounts from Online Shopping Website or from Stores near you. Always, buy the baby gear, which can be used minimum for 3 to 4 years from the birth of your Baby.
One Crib to attach with parent’s bed
One Stroller cum Pram
Convertible Car Seat for 0 to 3 years old
High Chair for Feeding Purpose
Other Musical Toys
7 # General Items
These general baby items are used as per the requirement, it’s not a daily or routine items.
Nail Clipper or Scissor
Medicines for Fever, Cold & Cough, etc