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Mums to be > Baby items > What baby needs

What your baby needs

Feeding

  • muslin cloths

Breastfeeding

  • 2 bottles & teats
  • sterilizer or sterilizing tablets
  • bottlebrush
  • pump for expressing milk (if you wish to do so)

Bottlefeeding

  • 6 bottles & teats
  • sterilizer
  • bottlebrush
  • infant milk

Changing

  • changing mat
  • baby wipes
  • nappy rash cream
  • disposable nappies or cloth nappies

For cloth nappies

  • safety pins
  • plastic pants
  • 2 nappy buckets
  • sterilizing fluid
  • nappy liners

Some councils (e.g milton keynes) will give cashback to parents that buy cloth nappies as a reward for reducing the nappy waste for going to landfill, see here for details of council schemes.

Clothes

  • 4 Baby Grows
  • 2 nightdresses or sleep suits or extra baby grows
  • 4 cotton vests
  • 3 cardigans
  • 4 bibs
  • 2 shawls
  • hat
  • mittens
  • grobag (baby sleeping bag)

Bathtime

  • baby bath
  • cotton wool
  • baby toiletries
  • 2 soft towels or hooded towels
  • flannel or sponge
  • blunt-ended scissors
  • hairbrush

Bedtime

  • moses basket, cradle or cot & mattress or cotbed & mattress
  • fitted bottom sheets
  • top sheets (optional)
  • lightweight blankets

Car & travel

  • car seat
  • travel cot
  • changing bag
  • pram or pushchair