Essential Nursery checklist

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Now that we have looked at things to consider when designing the nursery, below are essential things you’ll need as you prepare for the baby’s arrival.

Now that we have looked at things to consider when designing the nursery, below are essential things you’ll need as you prepare for the baby’s arrival. 

Bed

crib-890565_960_720• Moses basket, crib (these two will make the baby feel more secure), although you can also use a cot right from the start

• 3.4 fitted cot sheets

• Mattress- the mattress should be firm and fit properly in the crib

• Sleeping bag/swaddling blanket or normal blankets

• Night light

• Waterproof mattress cover/protector

• Room & body thermometer

Nappy Changing

nappy changing• Nappies

• Baby wipes/cotton wool

• Nappy bags/sacks

• Changing mat/station

Baby Clothes

baby-clothing• Vest/bodysuits

• Sleeping suits

• Scratch mits

• Snowsuit/jackets

• Hat- for when the baby is outside. Don’t put the hat on when the baby is indoors

• Socks

Breastfeeding

breastfeeding-babies• Muslin squares/burp clothes

• Nursing bras

• Breast pads- disposable or washable

• Nipple cream

• Nursing pillow

Bottle feeding

baby-bottle feeding

• Steriliser – this can be steam, microwave or cold water

• Bottles & teats

• Muslin squares/burp clothes

• Bottle warmer

• Bottle brush

Bath time

baby-bath-time-essentials• Baby bath & support

• Hooded towel

• Sponge/flannel

• Changing mat

• Bath thermometer/ go old school by checking the water temperature using your elbow

• Soap & baby shampoo

Playtime

baby_learns_how_to_grab-toys

• Toys – pram toys/cot toys/musical toys/car seat toys

• Play/activity mat • Bouncer/rockers/swing

Travel

​​baby-essential-travel• Car seat

• Sling or baby carrier

• Changing bag

• Pram/pushchair

• Pram blanket

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