Newborn baby essentials list: what do you need?

Newborn baby essentials list: what do you need?

That’s it: your life is about to change. You’re expecting a little baby for the first time and in a few months, your daily routine will be turned upside down by a torrent of love (and not only… Haha… But let’s stay positive!). This is the situation I am in right now, at 6 months of pregnancy, and more than halfway to holding my little girl in my arms. Like any new mother, I am wondering what I need for the arrival of my little one. Here’s the reason for this article: to compose a complete newborn baby essentials list so that I can find my way around and share the results of my research with you. The advantage of the web is that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel each time… You can get inspiration from others, which of course I will do partly to write this article, and which you can do yourself if you’re reading me.

Newborn baby essentials list: what do you need?

My newborn baby essentials list (evolving as I discover new needs and actually get everything as well, so I can recommend you some brands I chose):

Newborn baby essentials list for the house

  • A crib (ideally a nursery, too, but not mandatory)
  • A commode/wardrobe for her small clothes
  • A baby bouncer/transat

When the baby will grow a bit older :

  • Window security
  • Socket outlets safety devices

Newborn baby essentials list: carrying baby & her little things

  • A baby carrier (I opted for the leading Swedish brand Baby Björn – very well known all across the world). On quality level, it’s difficult to do better). The One Air baby carrier is great because it can be used from 0 to 3 years.
  • A duo stroller (with a crib for the first months of baby’s life, and a sitting part)
  • Stroller mattress + blanket
  • A changing bag
  • Cupholders
  • Rain cover / Sun cover / Mosquito net for the stroller
  • Stroller toys
  • Bottle thermos

List for car/travel : 

  • Un siège auto
  • Un pare-soleil pour les vitres arrière
  • Miroir bébé
  • Jouets auto (qui s’accrochent au siège / à la fenêtre)
  • Lit de voyage

Habiller bébé

PS : plusieurs exemplaires de chaque, car on change bébé plusieurs fois par jour.


  • Bodys manches longues
  • Leggings avec pieds
  • Chaussettes
  • Chaussons en laine
  • Couverture en laine
  • Pantalons
  • Bonnets
  • Pulls polaires
  • Mitaines
  • Nid de poussette
  • Pyjamas chauds


  • Bodys manches courtes & longues
  • Leggings
  • Chaussettes
  • Pyjamas
  • Petits shorts
  • Petits pulls
  • Chapeaux en coton
  • Couverture en coton

Garder bébé propre

  • Couches
  • Une petite baignoire de bébé
  • Un meuble à langer avec plein de rangement
  • Lange
  • Matelas
  • Une poubelle spéciale couches
  • Beaucoup de bodys (comme dit plus haut)
  • Lingettes de bébé
  • Thermomètre pour le bain
  • Serviettes

Pour sa santé

  • Thermomètre bébé
  • Mouche bébé

Pour nourrir bébé

  • Lait en poudre (si vous ne souhaitez pas ou pas entièrement allaiter)
  • Tire-lait (si vous souhaitez allaiter et tirer votre lait)
  • Biberons
  • Stérilisateur de biberons
  • Égoutte / chauffe / sèche biberon
  • Coussin d’allaitement
  • Petits bavoirs
  • Mixeur cuiseur

Quand bébé aura un peu grandi :

  • Petits pots + recettes maison
  • Vaisselle bébé
  • Chaise haute
  • Bavoir intégral

Pour que bébé dorme bien

  • Des draps tout doux
  • Un couffin bébé
  • Une veilleuse
  • Des petites histoires à lui raconter avant de dormir
  • Tétines
  • Gigoteuse
  • Tour de lit
  • Mobile de lit
  • Doudou
  • Alèses imperméables

For baby to play

  • A baby gym + awakening arch
  • Teddy animals
  • Toys
  • Awakening App (I downloaded Kinedu which looks pretty good!)
  • Music box
  • Bath games

Baby essentials list for you, the parents

  • A baby monitor
  • Nursing pads/Nipple cream/Nursing bra and clothes (if you are breastfeeding)

This list will be constantly updated with my best finds and new items as needed. Hope you find it useful! 🙂

Thank you for reading and see you soon!

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