Bringing your baby home – the essentials

Newborns have simple needs – blankets, clothes, nappies, a safe place to sleep. But unless you've done it before, it's difficult to know exactly what to buy before you bring your precious baby home.

We've created a checklist of essentials (along with some nice-to-have extras) so you can get the practical necessities ready for your new baby.

If you're about to have your first and need to stock up on the essentials.

Essentials Checklist

Clothing Essentials

The must-haves

Nice to have

Playtime Essentials

Hygiene Essentials

The must-haves

Sleep Essentials

Nice to have

Bath Essentials

Nice to have

Out and About essentials

Skincare Essentials

  • Shampoo
  • Body Wash
  • Massage Oil
  • Face and Body Lotion

Laundry Essentials

  • Earthwise wool and delicates
  • Wonder Soap
  • Persil Sensitive liquid
  • Bucket with Lid
  • Nappy Bucket with lid for cloth nappies, a bin for disposables is also handy.

Breast Feeding Essentials

  • HaakaaBreast Pump
  • Breast Milk Containers or Bags
  • Spare Teats
  • Small Bottles
  • Steriliser

Nice to have

  • Nursing Pillow
  • Bottle Drying Rack

Great gift ideas

Dimples have great gift ideas that make things really easy for your friends to find the perfect baby shower gift, let them know to shop at Dimples for your baby's arrival.


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