Top 20 most essential products a newborn baby needs

Top 20 most essential products a newborn baby needs

Top 20 most essential products a newborn baby needs

If you are a first-time mom, there are most essential products a newborn baby needs this are products that you must own and use daily for your newborn baby whether at home or hospital. Other products are optional they are decorative products, the nice product to have these are just product found to waste your money, and others are unsafe that means are harmful to your baby healthy, so you don’t need them at all.

Before going to shopping read what to consider when buying baby products

The first few weeks newborn baby don’t need a lot of product. We have organized a list of must-have essential products a newborn baby needs. Here is the list of must-have products you need for first three months

  • Clothing

For the first three months, you don’t need to buy too many clothes. Your little one will outgrow them very fast. What you need is few pieces of:

3-4 Side tie/snap T-shirt – to put your baby until the umbilical cord separate.

Snap up rompers

Snap-crotch bodysuits

Shirt and pants set

Socks and booties- you will need socks to keep your child feet warm.

Seven pair of sleeping gown or Pajamas- buy nightgowns that will cover the baby from neck to leg and consider how easily you are going to change the dirty diaper in the middle of the night. Also for a cold night, you can buy sleep sacks. Consider buying a sleeping gown that is made of soft, breathable fabric like cotton.

Out layers- you need few jackets and sweater to keep your baby warm

Baby blanket- have few blankets to wrap the baby or to cover the baby for outdoor walks

Hats or caps -you need 2 or three to keep your child head warm.

  • Diapering

Diapers- stock up enough diaper either disposable or cloth. If you are using disposable choose the right size to avoid leakage and consider buying quality that doesn’t irritate baby skin.


Diapers rash cream/ ointment- you use just in case the baby gets a sore bottom.

Diaper trash can with a lid to dispose of dirty pamper and remember to empty frequently.

Waterproof changing pad/mat or place a towel on the bed

  • Bathing

The newborn baby need to bath daily, so you need

Baby bathtub

Hooded towel

Baby shampoo or formulated baby wash- to clean the baby. They are better used that the soap because is gentle on baby skin.

Baby lotion- buy formulated baby lotion to rub the baby after bath to keep moist.

Wash clothes

Cotton swabs

Cotton balls

  • Grooming gear

Baby nail scissors/clippers/cutters- baby nail should be kept short to prevent scratching herself or mom.

Fine-toothed baby comb- if the newborn has long hair you need to comb gently after bath

  • Safety

Baby monitor- help keep an eye on the baby when asleep.

There are other safety products that you need like safety gates but this one I prefer you buy when the baby starts crawling.

  • Health

Digital thermometer- you need to track the baby temperature using digital thermometer

  • Sleeping


Crib and firm mattress

Crib sheet

Waterproof mattress pad

  • Entertainment

A newborn baby needs playtime too it helps in child development. There are toys to choose for your newborn from 0 to 6 months.

Best toys for newborn baby.


Most moms prefer breastfeeding their newborn for the first three months, but some prefer bottle feeding. When breastfeeding there are products that new mom need for breastfeeding.


If you are bottle feeding, you can use formula milk or express milk. The list of goods you need

Breast pump

Formula milk

Feeding bottle

Breast milk storage bag- if you are expressing milk some mom prefer using storage bag because they don’t take big space in fridge


  • Out and about

It doesn’t mean because you have newborn you won’t get out of the house. At six weeks some countries start government immunization program, so you need to get out of the house when this time reaches. You need:

Baby carrier/sling/ wrap


Infant car seat

Changing bag

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