baby checklist

baby checklist singapore

Baby is arriving soon, how exciting! We’re all filled with joy and the best kind of anticipation as the due date keeps approaching closer and closer. However, the preparation to welcome a newborn can be challenging, especially for first-time parents. It seems easy yet overwhelming when you start figuring out what to prepare and what don’t.

Mommies and daddies, we hear you! Being prepared to avoid last-minute shopping for baby stuff. We had prepared a list of essential things to welcome your newborn and make sure your baby is well-fed, comfortable and has everything that baby needs.

 

Clothing

Keep in mind that a newborn doesn’t need fancy outfits. As parents, you might want to choose some cute outfits to show-off your baby. Some plain and simple clothing like onesies is fine.

Babies grow very fast. I will advise not to over purchase the clothing items. At the same time, you might need to change baby outfits quite often as it can get messy quite often. 

8 undershirts or onesies (short-sleeve and long-sleeve)

3-4 one-piece stretchy sleepers or sleep sacks

5 pairs of pants

2 newborn hats

8 pairs of socks or booties

2 pairs of scratch mittens

Laundry detergent for infants

Swaddles

When choosing the clothing, you might want to take into consideration the weather and how often you want to do the laundry. Staying in a warm weather country like Singapore, you can go without hats. You can swaddle up your baby to keep warm. Love to Dream Swaddles is very convenient where it is easy and convenient to use. Just zip up will eliminate the problems of normal swaddle. 

 

Diapering

Diapers are the basic must-have items for new-born. It can be a daunting task when you first come to choosing diapers. Cloth diapers or disposable diapers? At the end of the day, both have the good and the bad. All you need to do is choose something that works for you and your family. Cloth diapers are more eco while disposable diapers are more convenient and save time. We have a lot of good reviews from moms on Bosomi pampers as it is cotton made, safe and convenient.

2 boxes of newborn size diapers

Changing pad

Baby ointment or rashes cream

2-3 large boxes of unscented baby wipes

Diaper bag

 

Bath Essentials

You will need to sponge wipe your baby for the first two weeks until the umbilical cord falls off. After that, you can start bathing your baby. Bath time is always fun. Get Ready with the gears and enjoy the moment with your baby.

Baby bathtub

Washcloths

Baby soap or cleanser

Baby sponge

Towels

Baby lotion

 

Grooming/ First Aids

These are some necessities that most moms might miss out. baby items

Have you ever seen scratches on a baby’s face? This could be due to their long fingernails. You will need to trim your baby’s nails. Sometimes, you might need to measure the baby’s body temperature and clean the nose too!

Baby nail clippers

Digital thermometer

Nasal Aspirator

 

Bedding

No matter which types of bed you are going to choose, you are advised to sleep with your baby in the same room for the first 6 to 12 months. Some moms prefer to co-sleep with their baby while some will use a crib. It is important to make sure that your baby has a safe sleep space.

Diapers nowadays have a very good waterproof function. You might not need to clean up too often during the middle of the night. However, having a waterproof mattress cover and several fitted sheets will save your night.

Crib, cradle or bassinet

Mattress

Waterproof mattress cover

Fitted sheets

Baby monitor

 

Feeding

Depending on whether you are breastfeeding or plan on formula milk, the items to prepare will be different. If you are going to breastfeed, nothing is more important than your breast. Some moms might need help from a lactation consultant or breast massage to smoothen the journey of breastfeeding.

If you are formula feeding your baby, then you need to consider which brands to go with. Anyway, for both breastfeeding and formula feeding, you will need a bunch of baby things for mealtime!

If you are breastfeeding your baby:

Bibs

Burp cloths 

Breast pump

Milk storage containers

Nursing bras

Nursing pillow

Breast pads

Nipple cream

Bottle if you are bottle feed

Bottle brush 

Different size of bottle nipples

 

If you are formula feeding your baby:

Bibs

Burp cloths 

Breast pump

Bottle

Bottle brush 

Different size of bottle nipples

Thermal bottle carrier

Formula milk powder

 

Gear

This is crucial for moms who need to travel around. You might not need the gears for the first few months because you are in your confinement period for recovery. But you will eventually need this to free your arms.

If you are traveling in your own vehicle, you would definitely need a safe car seat. To carry your baby around with your hand free, you need to invest in a good carrier. Other than that, a stroller will be more comfortable for your baby to lie down and sleep. 

Car seat

Baby carrier

Stroller

For your convenience, here’s a basic baby essentials checklist for you!

baby checklist singapore


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