Baby checklist: Preparing for baby arrival

Baby checklist: Preparing for baby arrival

There is a great deal to consider when preparing for the arrival of your new baby. Here is a baby checklist of essentials you will need for the arrival of your little one.

The complete baby checklist:

We have tried to help anxious and excited new parents to leave their anxiousness away! Prepare for your baby’s arrival with this must-have baby checklist!

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Do you have all these in your checklist prepared for your newborn?

Preparing for Baby’s Room

  • Baby’s Cot
  • Wind-up mobiles/ Merry-go-round
  • Mattress
  • Blanket
  • Cot sheets
  • Mattress protector
  • Changing table (optional)
  • Chest of Drawers
  • Clothes
  • Pacifiers
  • Mittens
  • Bootees
  • Nappy
  • Nappy liners
  • Cotton buds
  • Blouse/shirts – long and short sleeves
  • Suits – pants and long shirts
  • Handkerchief
  •  Safety pins
  • Face towels
  • Cotton balls etc.
  • Nail clippers
  • Cream to prevent nappy rash
  • Oil for wind
  • Ziplock to store soiled pampers or nappies.
  • Gripe Water

Preparing for Baby Bathing

  • Wipes
  • Baby bath tub
  • Bath mat
  • Bath towel
  • Bath sponge
  • Baby soap/ bath lotion
  • Baby shampoo
  • Cotton buds
  • A jug for cool boiled water
  • Baby oil
  • Tissue paper
  • Diapers

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Care of the Umbilical Cord Stump

  • Sterile swab applicators
  • Sterile cotton swabs
  • Sterile container for cord spirit
  • Cord spirit

Preparing for Feeding Baby

  • Milk bottles & small sized teats
  • Bottle scrub brush
  • Warmer cum carrier bag
  • Thermometer (to use when baby is unwell)
  • Large pan/pot (for sterilising)
  • Tongs (to handle hot bottles)
  • 6-Bottle Electric Steam Steriliser (optional)
  • Milk containers


  • Playpen
  • Stairgates
  • Rubber protectors
  • Highchair
  • Bouncer
  • Stroller/pram
  • Baby carrier
  • Toys & Playstuff
  • Rattle
  • Mirror
  • Baby gym

Baby checklist: Preparing for baby arrival

Mummy Care

  • Maternity Dress/ Pyjamas with front opening for breast feeding
  • Breast cream
  • Cotton balls
  • Nursing pads
  • Disposable panties
  • Sanitary pads
  • Bedroom slippers
  • Breast pump

Other Optional Items

Have we missed out anything in this baby checklist? Add it in the comments box below.

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Written by

Sandra Ong

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