New Baby Checklist

October 31, 2012


This detailed New Baby Checklist consists of commonly used baby items along with highly rated, useful and reasonably priced baby products. You don’t necessary need one of everything – it all depends on your situation and preferences. You can use this list to help with your baby shower registry or if you just need some help with what to get for a new baby.

New Baby Checklist 


Crib – Graco Lauren, Ikea Gulliver
Crib mattress – Sealy Baby Firm (spring), Colgate Classica II (foam)
Mattress protector – Sealy Stain Protector
Crib sheets – Carter’s Easy Fit, Circo fitted
Changing table – Graco Lauren, Ikea Gulliver
Changing pad – Summer Infant contoured changing pad <– awesome price!
Changing pad cover – Carter’s super soft dot
Glider – Stork Craft Tuscany, Stork Craft Hoop (smaller)
Bassinet – Arm’s Reach Cosleeper (mini)
Audio Baby Monitor – Sony Baby Call
Video Baby Monitor – Summer Infant Baby Touch
Movement Monitor – Snuza, AngelCare Monitor
Sound Machine – Sleep Sheep, SoundSpa

General Baby Gear
Baby swing – Snugabunny Swing (it plugs in!)
Bouncer/rockers – Rock n Play, Snugabunny Bouncer
Play mats – Rainforest Melodies
Pack ‘n Play – Graco PNP
Jumperoo – FP Rainforest
Exersaucer – Baby Einstein Activity Center
Swaddles – Aden + Anais swaddles, Swaddleme, Miracle Blanket
Baby wearing (slings) – Ergo carrier, Moby Wrap
Point and shoot camera – Canon PowerShot

Travel Necessities
Infant Car Seat – Graco SnugRide, Chicco KeyFit
Convertible Car Seat – Britax Boulevard, Evenflo Triumph
Stroller Frame – Snap ‘n Go, Graco Snugrider
Travel System – Britax option, Graco option
Lightweight stroller – Contours Lite
Stroller – City Mini
Car Mirror – Brica Baby In-Sight

Feeding Your Baby – Breastmilk and Formula
Breast pump – Ameda Purely Yours
Nursing pillow – Boppy Pillow and/or My Brest Friend
Nursing bras – Bravado Nursing Bra
Nursing tanks – Gilligan and O’Malley Nursing Cami
Nursing pads – Lansinoh Nursing Pads
Nursing cover – Bebe Au Lait (beautiful designs)
Bottles – Dr. Brown’s PBA Free Bottles or Tommeee Tippee Bottles
Bottle cleaner – Oxo Tot Bottle Cleaner
Bottle dryer – Munchkin Sprout Drying Rack
Formula – Varies according to baby’s needs
Burp cloths – Gerber Cloth Diapers work great as burp cloths!
Milk storage – Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags

Feeding Your Baby – Solids

Best baby bibs
High Chair – Graco Blossom 4 in 1 High Chair – converts into a booster
Splat mat – Jeep Floor Mat – clear so it won’t clash with your decor
Booster chair – FP Space Saver High Chair
Bibs – Bumkins SuperBib
Baby food maker – Baby Chef Ultimate Food Maker
Trays for freezing solids – Oxo Tot Baby Food Freezer Trays
Baby Led Weaning (book) – Baby Led Weaning by Tracey Murkett

Diapers/Wipes and Potty Training

JJ Cole Satchel Diaper BagDiaper bag –Skip Hop Duo, JJ Cole Satchel,
Disposable diapers – Pampers Baby Dry (no dry max) or Huggies Little Snugglers
Wipes – Pampers Sensitive or Huggies Natural Care
Diaper ointment – Baby Bee Diaper Ointment – it smells amazing!
Diaper Pail – Munchkin Arm and Hammer Pail and refills
Cloth Diapers – Thirsties or BumGenius
Potty Training Book – No-Cry Potty Training
Children’s Books – A Potty for Me, Potty <– so cute!
Potty Chair – Bjorn Potty
Potty Seat – WeePOD (sits on the toilet)

Baby Clothes
Baby Soy Kimono
Newborn Clothes
0-3 months baby clothes
3-6 month baby clothes
6-9 months baby clothes
9-12 months baby clothes
Baby Hats
Baby Socks
Baby Outerwear
Newborn Mittens <- those little nails are dangerous!
Laundry Detergent – Dreft – smells so good but pricier, or anything labeled Free and Clear

Baby Care

 Best baby tub - whale of a tub
Bathtub – Whale of a Tub
Hooded towels – aden + anais 100% cotton muslin hooded towel
Washcloth – Kushies Wash Cloths
Shampoo/body wash – Baby Bee Shampoo and Wash by Burt’s Bees
Baby Lotion – Angel Baby Lotion by Earth Mama
Thermometer – Vicks ComfortFlex Thermometer
Pacifier – Soothies
Baby Clippers – Safety First Steady Grip
Baby Care Books – The Baby Book, Caring for Your Baby and Young Child
Cool Mist Humidifier – Safety 1st Soothing Mist <– # 1 bestseller

Baby Proofing

baby proofing kit

Mommy’s Helper Outlet Plugs
Anti-Tip TV Strap
Stove Knob Covers
Tip Resistant Furniture Safety Brackets
Cabinet Locks
Toilet Seat Lid-Lok
Corner Guards

Popular Baby Toys and Teethers

Sophie the Giraffe best teether
Sophie the Giraffe
Ice Soothing Ring Teether
Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes
Freddie the Firefly
Baby Einstein Bendy Ball
Sassy Crib and Floor Mirror
Lamaze Cloth Book
Sassy Ring O’ Links Rattle
Taggies Developmental Baby Doll

Popular Toys for Older babies:

Leapfrog learn and groove table

LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Kitchen
Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker
Corn Popper Push Toy
My Pal Scout


I know how overwhelming it can be for a first time parent to figure out what they need and what the best products are. I hope that you have found this new baby checklist helpful and if you have, please share it using the icons below. It has taken me a lot of time and research to put it together and I have also used personal experience and the experiences of friends and family.  Getting ready for a baby is exciting and I am happy to be part of your journey with my new baby checklist.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Allison D March 31, 2013

Thank you so much – this list is just what I was looking for.

Dealaholic April 19, 2013

You’re welcome! I have always loved lists. =)

Leticia November 21, 2013

This list is perfect! Not overwhelming and you give your preferred brands! Thank you!

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