Basic Baby Shopping Guide: Baby Essentials

From baby bibs and baby thermometers to baby carriers and baby bath accessories, there are quite a lot of things you must prepare before your little one arrives at home. In order to pick the most appropriate baby gear, you must have a checklist of all the things you will need. If not, you will have a difficult time shopping! There are tons of jogging stroller brands in Malaysia you can choose from–you wouldn’t want to get overwhelmed. Here is a basic checklist that will come in handy. 

Diapering

Necessities:

  • Waterproof diaper changing table pad
  • 2 to 3 changing table pad covers. typically terry cloth or cotton
  • Diaper pail or trash can with a lid
  • 2 packs of newborn baby diapers to begin
  • Baby wipes
  • Diaper rash ointment

 

It would be good to have:

  • Baby cream, if your kid’s skin is dry 
  • Non-talcum powder, to help the diaper area dry quicker
  • 4 to 5 waterproof rectangular or square pads for the baby’s bottom

 

Optional:

  • Wipe warmer
  • Diaper stacker

Nursery Furniture

Necessities:

  • Co-sleeper or crib 
  • Crib mattress

It would be good to have:

  • Dresser
  • Hamper
  • Baby monitor
  • Diaper changing table
  • Bassinet
  • Rocking chair
  • Vaporizer or humidifier

Babyproofing

Necessities, after 4 months:

  • Outlet covers
  • Fireplace bumper
  • Gates at the top and bottom of all stairs
  • Cabinet latches
  • Furniture anchors
  • Drawer latches

It would be good to have:

  • Corner guards for your low tables
  • Toilet lock

Formula feeding

Necessities:

  • 6 or more cotton bibs
  • 6 or more baby burp cloths
  • Insulated carrier or cooler for outings
  • Around 8 bottles with nipples for newborns 
  • Bottle-drying rack
  • Many weeks’ worth of baby formula milk

It would be good to have:

  • Bottle sterilizer
  • Dry formula dispenser

Optional:

  • Bottle proper
  • Bottle warmer 

Breastfeeding

Necessities:

  • Nursing pillow
  • 2 to 3 nursing bras
  • 6 or more cloth diapers or burp cloths 
  • 2 to 3 boxes of baby nursing pads
  • 6 or more cotton bibs

It would be good to have:

  • Breast milk containers and storage bags 
  • Breast pump, electric or manual
  • Many baby milk bottles and nipples
  • Nipple cream

Grooming and Bathing 

Necessities:

  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby brush and comb set
  • Nail clippers, nail scissors and nail file set 
  • Cotton balls
  • 2 hooded towels
  • Cotton swabs
  • 4 washcloths
  • Infant tub 
  • Baby bath wash

It would be good to have:

  • Bath thermometer
  • Faucet guard
  • Baby Bath toys
  • Mesh bag to hold bath toys

Optional:

  • A baby-size robe