New arrival shopping list
Make sure you have everything ready for baby’s arrival with this useful checklist of essentials:
Clothing is fairly simple for newborns, with bodysuits forming the core of their wardrobe. It’s a good idea to have as many options as possible for everyday wear, as you’ll be surprised how many your little one will get through!
- 5-7 sleep suits
- 5-7 bodysuits
- 3-4 pairs of socks
- 2-3 booties
- 2 anti-scratch mitts
- 2 hats (one wool or cotton for cold weather, and a sun hat for sunny weather)
- Mittens (for outdoor trips in the winter)
- 2-3 cardigans (wool or cotton)
The NHS recommends that the safest place for your baby to sleep is in a cot or crib in your room for the first six months.
- Cot with new, snugly-fitting mattress
- 3-4 fitted sheets
Out and about
There are several different options for how you transport your baby when you’re out and about. A buggy than can be converted into a carry cot, pram, and pushchair can be a good cost-effective option.
- Carry cot or baby sling
- Car baby seat
- A large bag for nappies, wipes and other essentials
Breastfeeding is best for your newborn, and there are plenty of things you can get to make the job easier.
- Nursing bra
- Nursing pillow
- Breast pads
- Nipple cream
An essential not to be forgotten! You could go for washable or disposable nappies, but keep in mind that newborns will need changing 10 to 12 times a day.
- Newborn nappies
- Changing mat
- Baby Nappy cream
Important advice for you
Breastfeeding gives your baby the best start in life. The World Health Organisation recommends breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of your baby’s life, followed by continued breastfeeding together with complementary foods.
Breastmilk promotes your baby’s sensory and cognitive development, it protects your baby against infectious and chronic diseases and can help your baby to recover quicker during illness.
Unlike infant milks, breastfeeding also contributes to your health and well-being, reducing the risk of ovarian cancer and breast cancer. It can also build a strong emotional bond between you and your baby.
Breastfeeding is safe for the environment. You should also consider the social and financial implications of using infant milk. It is important for you to eat a healthy, balanced diet during your pregnancy and as you breastfeed. Combining breastfeeding and bottle feeding may reduce your breast milk supply and it may be difficult to reverse the decision not to breastfeed.
Please take advice from your healthcare professional before using Baby & Me Organic. If you do choose to use our products, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions very carefully as incorrect preparation may make your baby ill.
The content provided in this article is for information purposes only and should not be regarded as medical advice. Please consult a doctor, midwife or healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns about your or your child’s health.