Congratulations on the new addition to your family! Preparing for a newborn can be both exciting and overwhelming. With countless products on the market, it’s hard to discern what’s essential, what’s nice-to-have, and what’s purely for luxury. To simplify the process, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide on must-have items for your new baby. Shop for all of your new baby needs. features Earth Mama Organics, ErgoBaby, Batelle and Nanobebe with our other baby brands.

  1. Sleeping Essentials

Cribs and Bassinets:

While cribs are perfect for long-term use, bassinets provide a cozier environment for the first few months. When purchasing, ensure they meet the current safety standards.


Opt for a firm mattress that snugly fits into the crib. There shouldn’t be any space between the mattress and crib walls.


Pick soft cotton sheets. Avoid blankets, pillows, and bumpers as they can increase the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

  1. Feeding Gear


Regardless of whether you’re breastfeeding or formula feeding, having bottles on hand is useful. Consider anti-colic bottles that help reduce the amount of air the baby swallows.

Breast Pump:

For breastfeeding mothers, a breast pump can be essential. Electric pumps are faster, while manual pumps are quieter and more portable.


To ensure your baby’s bottles, teats, and pacifiers are germ-free, invest in a sterilizer.

High Chair:

While you won’t need this immediately, it’s handy once the baby starts solids, around the 6-month mark.

  1. Diapering


The choice between cloth and disposable diapers is personal. Whichever you choose, stock up on different sizes.


Opt for alcohol and fragrance-free wipes, especially for newborns.

Changing Pad:

A waterproof pad is useful for those unexpected spills during diaper changes.

Diaper Bag:

A spacious bag with compartments will help keep baby items organized on the go.

  1. Clothing


These are convenient and easy to put on. Opt for soft, breathable fabrics.


For colder weather, full-sleeved sleepsuits keep your baby warm.

Hats and Mittens:

Protect your baby’s head and prevent them from scratching their face.

Swaddle blankets:

Swaddling can help soothe a fussy baby and improve their sleep.

  1. Health & Safety

Baby Monitor:

Whether audio or video, monitors can be a lifesaver, especially for nighttime.


A digital thermometer gives accurate readings, helping you track your baby’s health.

Baby-Proofing Items:

Outlet covers, corner protectors, and safety gates can help protect adventurous little ones.

First Aid Kit:

Stock it with essentials like band-aids, antiseptic wipes, and a nasal aspirator.

  1. Travel

Car Seat:

A rear-facing car seat is essential from day one. Ensure it meets safety standards and is installed correctly.


Based on your lifestyle, you might opt for jogging strollers, lightweight ones, or full-featured travel systems.

Baby Carrier:

This allows for hands-free operation and strengthens the bond between parent and child.

  1. Entertainment

Playmat or Gym:

These offer a safe space for tummy time and sensory exploration.


Rattles, soft toys, and textured teething toys can be both comforting and stimulating.


Even for newborns, soft fabric books can introduce them to shapes, colors, and sounds.