Baby clothing is usually sized as preemie, newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months. Also, babies grow quickly, so make sure you have the next size up!
For everyday wear, think comfort and ease. I suggest you buy organic baby clothing; It's made without harsh dyes or potentially harmful chemicals. Whatever you choose, use a gentle, baby-friendly detergent to avoid skin irritation.
Here are the basics your baby will need:
A MUST, you'll use them for everything!
To prevent babies from scratching.
A broad-brimmed sun hat for the summer and a warm hat that covers the ears in the winter should do the trick.
You'll need lots of socks for indoors and some booties for outdoor wear. When it comes time to buy sturdier footwear, go to a store that specializes in children's shoes.
- Bodysuits / Onesies
Some of these are basically spiffed-up jammies appropriate for sleeping and playing – and because babies nap so frequently, especially at first, these are super convenient. Look for one-piece outfits that zip or snap down the front and all the way down the leg; these allow you to change your baby's clothes easily and do quick diaper changes.
- Sleeping Bags
No need to worry weather your baby will uncover at night.
- Vests, Tops & Bottoms
Great for layering; Separates allow you to change one piece of dirty clothing without assembling a whole new outfit.
The larger crib size will outlast the nursery and give your child years of textural security and comfort.
Choose a safe, sturdy crib and a mattress that fits snugly inside.
- Changing Table
Create a designated spot with supplies nearby for the many, many diaper changes you'll be doing.
- Bouncy seat / swing
A swing can be a lifesaver during the early weeks and months. Some newborns are instantly pacified by the motion.
Great for newborns and developing toddlers.
- Laundry Basket
Should be separate to yours.
- Rocking Chair
Gives you a comfy place to soothe and feed your baby.
- Play Pen
Safe environment for your baby.
Transforms nurseries and bedrooms into a starry sanctuary that comforts and calms children.
- Play mat
Great for entertaining an infant and giving them sensory experiences at the same time.
- Baby Monitor
Keep tabs on your baby from anywhere in your home.
Raising the level of indoor humidity can not only ease cold symptoms but also reduce dry skin and itchy eyes, especially during winter.
- Breast pump
Choosing the right pump and using it properly is key to maintaining your milk supply.
- Bottle warmer
Let's you quickly and safely heat your baby's bottle to the right temperature.
Very handy when out the house.
- Diaper disposal
Say adios to lingering diaper smells and mess with an airtight pail.
It is recommended to sterilise all your baby's bottles etc up to six months.
This is an important item to have in your medicine chest.
- Stroller | Lightweight Stroller
A must-have for wheeling your baby around town.
- Baby Carrier
A carrier, sling, or wrap makes it easy to carry your baby with you.
- Car Seat
Very important purchase.
- Portable crib
Use it for overnights at Grandma's or as a safe, contained place for your baby to play at home or while traveling.
- Sophie la Giraffe
Chewing on teething toys can ease your baby's discomfort during teething.
- Sleep Sheep
Soothing sounds to help your little one get relaxed.
THE soft toys.
- Plan Toys
Educational and developmental wooden toys.
What to say? It's Lego.
Great developmental baby toys.
- Feeding sets & Utensils etc.
Bottles, Bottle brushes, Sippy cups, Baby spoons, Bowls...
Waterproof or quick-drying ones are useful, as are bibs with a pocket at the bottom to catch falling food.
- Splat mat
This waterproof mat goes under your baby's highchair and protects your rug or floor from food spills.
- High Chair
Once your baby is ready for solid food, a highchair comes in very handy. See Guide for buying a highchair.
- Baby cook
Defrost, steam, blend - a time saver!
- Baby Bath and Support
See: Guide to Giving your baby a bath
- Towels & Washcloths
Make sure they're soft and cosy.