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Baby Nursery Checklist

Preparing for the arrival of your baby can really be exciting especially if you are a first time mum. Below are some of the essential items you’ll need to prepare before the arrival of your baby.

If you still don’t know the gender of your baby, it’s better if you just buy gender specific necessities after giving birth.

Sleeping Necessities

  • Cot
  • Cot mattress
  • Cot sheets
  • Swaddles, blankets or wraps

Changing or Bathing Necessities

You can bath your baby in the sink or you can shower with them. However, if you want things to be a bit easier, you need the following:

  • Baby bath
  • Change table
  • Towels
  • Facewashers
  • Nappies
  • Wipes, cotton balls, cotton buds, a good rash cream

Going Out Necessities

  • Baby carrier or sling
  • Pram
  • Baby capsule or a carseat

Dressing Necessities

There’s no point in buying your baby too many clothes before he arrives. Just make sure you have what’s really needed on hand. Below are some of the clothes your baby needs regardless of the gender.

  • Singlets
  • Short-sleeved bodysuits
  • Long-sleeved growsuits
  • Socks

Feeding Baby

If you are planning on breastfeeding your baby, you really won’t need much but your breastmilk. But if things don’t go as planned, you can easily buy feeding equipment in most cities and towns. What you really need are the following:

  • Breastpads
  • 2 bottles or more if you are bottlefeeding
  • Special feeding pillow