Newborn Essentials Checklist

As you prepare for the newborn’s arrival, take advantage of other mothers’ experiences to prepare clothes, furniture, and care products that are perfect for the little one.


  • Diapers (disposable and reusable)
  • Onesies (both long- and short-sleeved): 6 pcs.
  • Sleepsuits: 3–5 pcs.
  • Rompers: 5–6 pcs.
  • A cotton sweater
  • A zip-up sweatshirt
  • Hats: 2–3 pcs.
  • Socks: 6 pairs
  • Soft baby booties: 2 pairs
  • Anti-scratch mittens: 2 pairs.


  • Nursing bras: 2–3 pcs.
  • Comfortable nursing nightwear
  • Nipple cream to prevent cracked nipples
  • Breast pads so your clothes don’t get stained
  • A breast pump (if you plan to express your breast milk)
  • Baby scales
  • A sterilizer for pacifiers and bottles for use during the baby’s first year
  • Baby bottles: 6 pcs. Pay attention to anti-colic ones to reduce the amount of air the baby swallows while feeding. The bottles should be made from quality materials that can withstand high temperatures.
  • Baby bottle brushes: After each feeding session, thoroughly clean the bottle and remove milk or formula residue.
  • A vacuum flask or water heater: they help maintain optimal water temperature for preparing formula.
  • Muslin bibs: 4 pcs.
  • A nursing pillow.

Baby care

  • A changing table
  • Disposable diapers: a few packs. Choose a hypoallergenic brand that works best for you.
  • Reusable cotton diapers (optional): a safe alternative for sensitive baby skin prone to allergies.
  • Swim diapers: 4 pcs.
  • Baby wipes for gentle skin cleansing (with a dispenser, if possible)
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Cotton pads
  • Trash bags.

Source: Flo