There are a ton of things to do when prepping for baby’s arrival. From setting up the nursery to gathering the gear for sleeping, eating and diapering, it’s easy to keep busy buying baby necessities—but where do you start, and exactly what do you need for a baby? Read on for a complete baby checklist of items to add to your baby registry, plus a printable!
Aside from clothes, nappies and a car seat, these are the best things to make sure you have before baby arrives, all in one place!
A great pram has a lot of storage and is easy to control. This lightweight stroller from bebe care features a large extendable hood, 4 position full recline and a 5 point safety harness to keep your child comfortable at all times. The Mira DLX Stroller also folds into a compact, easy to carry item, ensuring no matter where you go, your Mira DLX Stroller will too.
#2 Nappy Bag
Baby requires a lot of gear! Spare clothes, nappies, wipes, comforter – plus a nappy bag pretty much replaces your handbag as well, so it’s got to look nice and have loads of pockets!
The Duo Signature easily converts from a shoulder bag to a stroller bag, has 10 pockets including an easy-access tech pocket and a cushioned changing pad for on-the-go nappy changes!
#3 Baby Monitor
Keep an eye and ear on bub – whether you’re having coffee with a friend in the kitchen or hanging out the washing. Project Nursery’s newest video monitor system includes all the features you need at an affordable price.
#4 Change Table
The safest place to change a baby is on the floor or on your bed, but a change table saves your back and houses the nappies, powder, creams and clothes.
#5 Nursery Organiser
This excellent nursery organisation set is a fantastic way to keep everything easily accessible. This handy set includes 15 velvet hangers, 6 closest dividers, two small bins, plus a six-shelf hanging organiser. Each item is designed specifically for kid-sized stuff with a durable construction that can handle heavy use.
#6 Portable Nappy Caddy
Keep your baby’s essentials neatly organised and within easy reach with this Portable Nursery Caddy from Delta Children. This caddy folds flat when not in use to save space, and the easy-to-grab handle at the top makes it simple to carry when full. The perfect place to store diapers, wipes, ointments and more, this Nursery Caddy is constructed from durable non-woven fabric with a cardboard inner making it both sturdy and lightweight. And when you no longer need the caddy in your nursery, it makes a great storage bin for art supplies!!
Soothe baby with preloaded lullabies, white noise and natural sounds, or stream unlimited music and stories from your smartphone or tablet with Bluetooth.
Keep baby snug and warm with these easy to wrap velcro swaddles
#9 Bottles and Dummies
#10 Nursing Pillow
Feed baby in comfort with a nursing pillow.
#11 Baby Carrier
There’s a high chance that baby will go through clingy phases of not wanting to be put down. A baby carrier makes it possible to keep baby close while still being able to have your hands free. You can learn more about these clingy phases through Wonder Weeks, as sometimes it is predictable and developmental!
Childcare Baby Carrier holds a baby from 3.6kg to 9.1kg, either at home or whilst out and about.
#12 Portable Play Pen
A portable play dome thats perfect for nap-time or playtime, at home or on the go! With a comfy and trendy print mattress pad, 3 removable hanging toys and a removable canopy, this versatile play dome can be used indoors or out!
#13 Baby Safety Gate
As the gatekeeper of your family’s safety, you deserve to enjoy a little peace of mind. That’s why the Childcare Assisted Auto Close Gate features a unique, gravity-fed hinge that closes and secures the latch automatically. Simply release the handle and the gate closes and locks itself.
#14 Baby Bouncer
The lightweight Jenta Rocker from Childcare is designed to calm and soothe your child. Suitable from birth this gorgeous nursery accessory offers multiple reclining positions for play and rest, a removable toy bar for entertainment and the ability to use in stationary or rocker mode.
#15 High Chair
Feeding time can be difficult enough, so you need a high chair that is convenient, reliable and versatile. A great high chair has a removable and adjustable tray, is easy to operate, lightweight, and has a footrest for additional comfort. We have high chairs that convert from a highchair to a toddler seat – it grows with your child!
Even though a bassinet is only used for a short amount of time in comparison to a cot, the wheels make it easy to transport baby from room to room and keep her within sight at all times. I also still used it when baby was sitting instead of carrying her! She could sit in it and watch me in the kitchen relatively happily. The height of the bassinet saves your back a little more when placing baby down (if you can!).
A cot with adjustable height and an easy to release side is a great place for baby to sleep and rest. The top height is useful from birth and you lower the height when baby is able to sit or pull to stand.
The Bristol Cot’s (pictured) side is also completely removable to be converted from a cot to a sofa or a toddler bed (with the bed side rail sold separately)