Newborn Baby Checklist: What You Need Before The Baby Arrives

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Newborn Baby Checklist: What You Need Before The Baby Arrives

Moms-to-be have so much to keep track of while they await the arrival of their newest family member. With so much to do and remember, having a checklist of the essentials is key to ensure you complete all the basics before the baby comes.

Here is a newborn baby checklist for all expectant parents eagerly awaiting their little bundle of joy.


Making sure the nursery is set up first is the top priority. Here are some important steps to completing a nursery:

  • Paint the baby’s nursery
  • Set up the crib
  • Set up a changing table
  • Get a diaper disposal system ready
  • Set up a wiping station
  • Baby monitor

Other than a simple set up, here are some more specific items many new parents like to have for their baby’s nursery:

  • Rocking chair
  • Bookshelf for children’s books
  • Mobil
  • Dresser
  • Fresh diaper holder on or near the changing table
  • Baby wipe warmer and dispenser


Babies need a lot of supplies. Getting these in bulk before baby arrives can lessen stress on new parents. The following are some essential supplies to stock up on:

  • Bottles
  • Diapers
  • Garbage bags and diaper disposal system bags
  • Burping cloths
  • Bibs
  • Baby spoons
  • Onesies
  • Baby socks
  • Baby hats
  • Nursing pads
  • Bottle warmer
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby shampoo and body wash
  • Infant bathing tub
  • Baby nail clippers
  • Nasal aspirator
  • Digital thermometer
  • Tummy time mat


Other than the nursery and household essentials, your baby will need some incidental things. Here are the important things for you and your baby to have outside the home:

  • Diaper bag containing:
    • Diapers
    • Extra bottle
    • Extra onesie
    • Extra shirt for mom
    • Baby wipes and portable baby wipe holder
    • Liner for public bathroom changing tables
    • Breast pump (if pumping)
    • Nipple pads
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Plastic bag for dirty diapers
    • Milk or formula
    • Baby blanket
    • Pacifier (if using)
    • Sunscreen
    • Baby hat
  • Car seat
  • Stroller
  • Portable playpen
  • Sunshield for car windows
  • Wearable carrier

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