Newborn Baby Checklist: Everything You Need to Buy

Newborn Baby Checklist: Everything You Need to Buy

The ultimate newborn baby checklist can help you determine what you’ll need to purchase and prepare as you get ready for baby’s birth.

Diapers and Diaper Bag

  • Diapers
  • Diaper cream
  • Baby wipes
  • Extra change of clothes for baby
  • Changing pad or paper liner
  • Bag for a dirty diaper

Bathing & CLEANING

  • 3 hooded towels
  • 2 packs of washcloths
  • Cotton swabs
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby body wash
  • Infant bathing tub
  • Baby nail clipper
  • Soft brush and comb
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Bulb nasal aspirator
  • Mild soap for laundry
  • Bathinette or plastic tub
  • Washclothes
  • Mild baby soap

Medicine Cabinet

  • Digital thermometer (rectal or under the arm)
  • Cool mist humidifier: It adds moisture into the air and helps clear tiny, stuffy noses.
  • Nasal saline drops
  • Nasal bulb
  • Diaper cream
  • Antibacterial cream
  • Small bandages
  • Safety nail scissors

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  • Bottles (glass or BPA-free plastic) with tight-fitting lids
  • Bottle sterilizer
  • Nipples
  • Bottle/nipple brush
  • Burp cloths
  • Nursing pillow


  • Approved crib and crib mattress
  • waterproof mattress covers
  • Sleep sack
  • 3 waterproof pads to place under baby


  • Rear-facing infant car seat with head support padding
  • Stroller
  • Sun shields for car windows
  • Portable playpen
  • Diaper bag
  • Sling or soft front carrier

Do share in comment if something is missing in the checklist.

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