Buy baby stuff

It’s only when you become a parent for the first time that you realise how much stuff a little baby actually needs.

Start by making a list of all the essentials then take a look at the options that are available for each.

  • Baby clothes: make sure you’ll have plenty of clean clothes for the first few months, but remember that your baby will grow out of them quickly.
  • Somewhere for your baby to sleep: choose a crib, carrycot, Moses basket, or cot that will suit your plans for where baby will sleep. Make sure you have a suitable mattress and bedding too.
  • A car seat so you can bring your baby home safely
  • A way to get out and about with your baby: test out a few prams, slings or baby carriers to find out which will suit your needs.

In addition to these bigger purchases, you’ll also need all the essentials for feeding, changing and bathing your baby:

  • Nappies, a changing mat, nappy cream and baby wipes. A changing bag will be useful too.
  • Nursing bras and nipple shields if you’re breastfeeding
  • Bottles, teats, formula and a steriliser if you’re bottle fielding, along with a breast pump if you want to express your own milk
  • A baby bath, towel and thermometer

Finally, you’ll also want to pick your baby’s first toys. Babies will love play mats, toys that light up or make noises, and baby books with different textures or mirrors in them.

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Clinic Locations

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THE BIRTH COMPANY - LONDON

137 Harley Street, London W1G 6BF
Nearest Underground Tube Stations

Baker Street
Regent’s Park
Great Portland Street

THE BIRTH COMPANY - CHESHIRE

Festival Hall, Talbot Road, Alderley Edge SK9 7HR
Nearest Overground Train Station

Alderley Edge