My wife’s 17 weeks so we’ve been thinking about the same. A friend of ours sent us this list that she received from someone who got it from someone etc… Seems like a lot of stuff to me but I guess we can start with it and start removing things that seem pointless. Apologies for the grammar and spoilered due to length.
[spoiler]Here is the baby shopping list that a friend sent to me. I literally bought everything on here and the only thing that I didn’t use were the nipple shields, wasn’t really sure what to do with them …lol!
skin n bums!
newborn nappies,- number 1- id suggest huggies, pampers r crap…babies will initially go thru about 7 nappies a day, around 50 a week. As baby grows id suggest asda’s own brand nappies, as good as huggies n half the price…baby will need bigger sizes rapidly so don’t over stock!!
nappy bags- tesco/Sainsbury’s own brand 29p for 100!!!
wipes- huggies fragrance free 1s, ‘like cotton wool and water’ ones, at least until babies a month old…then id switch 2 Johnson baby extra protection wipes, they have funky green lines, n lotion on the wipes!!!
Vaseline-is a must!! apply 2 babies bottom each change 2 prevent nappy rash, acts like a barrier. So u don’t have to resort 2 sudocrem as its quite strong.
small foldable changing mat
Small nappy bag- to keep all the above in. as when u wake up at night u don’t want to b looking 4 all the bits!!!
nappy bin- just a normal small bin will do!
baby toiletries- simple baby product are the best for newborns…
simple all in one wash, baby lotion…boots olive oil is the only thing u should really be using on babies skin for the 1st few weeks, it does wonders in the 1st couple of days as baby sheds his skin!!! its £1.30 from any boots pharmacy baby sponge can also get this from boots baby scissors- you’ll be amazed as to how often u have to cut their nails cotton wool bath tub and in bath support-I brought a towel wedge thing from tescos, u can get one from Argos or toys are us- 3 stores where i did most of my shopping from!!
breast pads, u wont need them for the 1st few days, but once your milk comes thru their a must!!!
nursing bra- get measured at mother care, don’t go for fancy 1s!!! Get the big triangular supportive 1s!!!
Breast pump- I think their a waste of time, but get 1 just in case Lansinoh Nipple cream- u wont survive without!! Plaster in on after each feed, u don’t have to wash it b4 baby feeds. Get this from boots Nipple shields- they will come in use when u become really sore!! And believe m for the 1st 2 weeks your sore!!!
If u decide to bottle feed, or occasional top-up: u can get these all together from avent (toys r us) Steriliser Bottles Bottle brush Teats Aptamil infant milk- the best formula milk. Us children nurses swear by it!
Dummies avent orthodontic 1s- they wont give your child goofy teeth!!!
Thermos flask- tescos for water, get baby use to all temps of water, not boiling obviously!!
gripe water, it’s the only way I can get him to drink water, mixing it in!!
Calpol- once baby is 2months, a must for when baby get injections or the snip!!!
Sleeping! U definitely wont b getting any of this for 3 months!!
Crib- id recommend a crib instead of a Moses basket for your room as baby can stay in it for up 2 6mnths. Toys r us £60 Moses basket- if u want for other rooms, baby can stay in it for bout 3 mnts
Bedding- sheets, blanket, defo a cellular blanket as your having a summer baby!!
You’ll be amazed as to how soon your baby starts responding to lights, colours, movement…this stuff is vital 4 baby’s development Toys for side of crib/cot Play gym Rattles for wrist foot - from mother care Toys that go across car seat/pushchair- mother care Travel Mamma & pappa’s do the below all together as a travel system Car seat Push chair Carrycot-very useful for when u visiting places baby travel bag
Car window sun shade-tescos
Baby on board sign
Do not buy a lot!!! Trust me…u get loads as gifts, n baby grows out of them sooo quickly…get just a few newborn sized stuff…0-3 is fine.
Vests and baby grows are all what u need initially.
Hats, scratch mittens
Baby full suit for when u take baby out… ooo i 4got…get a babies swimming ring from boots. TRUST ME it will come in handy when ur feeding and u have a sore ass.
nursing pillow-really helps initially wen ur trying 2 establish breast feeding
you-maternity sanitry towels, best 1s from mothercare as they come with wings…get a weeks worth, after that just use normal 1s nursing bra, nightie for labour, pyjamas with buttons at front to change in2, change of clothes to go home in, knickers, about 5!!! u cn get disposable 1s, toiletries inc shower stuff, toothbrush toothpaste, any books, snacks, slippers, socks, honey for when babys born, camera, mobile…anything else u may want
baby- 3 vests, 3 babygrows, towel, hat, mittens, suit to take baby home in, nappy stuff, olive oil, emmmm anything else u may have brought that ud think ul need
So that’s the list and yes it is a lengthy one but trust me it ALL comes in handy!