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What do I need to buy?

(9 Posts)
Kpo58 Thu 17-Mar-16 14:50:08

What do I actually need to buy for when my baby is born? confused I cannot seem to find a complete list anywhere.

The Mumsnet "Shopping for a new baby: what to buy when you're expecting" list seemed pretty unhelpful and short as it didn't even include the basics such as a cot.

Flisspaps Thu 17-Mar-16 15:02:45

As the minimum for a new baby?

Couple of blankets
Couple of sheets
Sling or pram
Cot (if you're not co-sleeping)

KayTee87 Thu 17-Mar-16 15:04:25

There's a great list on the mothercare website that I'm using.

Heavenscent86 Thu 17-Mar-16 16:14:31

I have:

Moses basket
Moses basket sheets
Baby play gym
Travel cot (essential for holiday soon after birth)
Gro snug
Couple of blankets
Car seat
Car seat raincover
Clothes (vests, sleepsuits, couple of thin hats, couple of cardigans)
Starter pack of ready made milks
Car seat blanket (non-essential, just loved it)

greenlizard Thu 17-Mar-16 16:42:35

Car seat
Bouncy Chair
Play gym thing
Changing table (or just mat)
Cotton wool
Wipes (suitable for newborns)
Nappy sacks
Nappy cream
Non Bio Washing powder
Napisan (for soaking all those dirty clothes!)
Sleepsuits (with intergral scratch mits)
Nipple cream
maternity pads
breast pump/bottles/steriliser/forumla if planning on combination feeding.
Dummy (if planning to use)
Tea Tree Oil (to put in milk and into your bath to help you heal after birth)
Muslin cloths for everything
Breastfeeding bra/tops if planning to BF.
Big scarf to cover when breast feeding in public (when you are trying to get the hang of it)

Heavenscent86 Thu 17-Mar-16 16:45:03

Oh yeah I have a changing bag that comes with a changing mat too.

shelbTa Thu 17-Mar-16 17:47:29

Place marking!

LaPharisienne Thu 17-Mar-16 18:09:24


Earlyday Thu 17-Mar-16 18:26:16

Flip flops for the shower in the hospital - if you don't like walking in bare feet in public showers like me

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