My Newborn essentials

Pregnancy and birth during Covid-19 pandemic was very tasking psychologically. A lot had changed with restrictions in place. Hence, I never got luxury and the experience of shopping in a walk-in store. The country went into lockdown when I was in my second trimester yet, I had not bought anything. Our plan was to start purchasing baby items at beginning of third trimester onwards. With shops closed we had no choice but to get everything online. For New-born clothing, I settled with one brand. That way I would be able to track and return what I did not like without the hustle of flipping through different websites. After spending days comparing and contrasting different baby brands, I decided on Mark & Spencer Baby Clothes due to affordability, the variety and it was my sense of style (subtle but still colorful and warm to the eyes) especially the onesies. I also orgaanized a baby wishlist through Amazon that way family and friends could easy buy or get an idea of what we needed and not purchase same items.

Below are some items that were essential to our baby list.

1.Bottle Steriliser
Tommee Tippee Super Steam Advanced Electric Steriliser, White

2. Bottle warmer
Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Electric Baby Bottle and Food Warmer, White

3. Baby bottles
Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Newborn Baby Bottle Starter Set, Pink, 3 x 260 ml Bottles, 3 x 150 ml Bottles, Bottle & Teat Brush and Soother

4.Baby bath and Changing Station
Babyco Happy Days Changing Station

5. Baby cot
Shnuggle Air Bedside Crib

6. Baby Pushchair and Carseat
Hauck Malibu 4 Trio Set 3 in 1 Pushchair Set up to 18 kg with Group 0 Car Seat + Carrycot with Mattress from Birth, Large Seat with Lying Function, Large Basket, Compact Folding – Black Silver

7. Pampers
Pampers Size 1 New Baby Jumbo Box Nappies – Pack of 72 Nappies

8. Cotton wool
Cotton tree Cotton Wool Pleat, 100% pure cotton

9. Baby bathing care set
Little Siberica & Cocobelle Baby Organic Coconut Oil

10. Play mat/Gym
Fisher-Price CCB70 Newborn-to-Toddler Play Gym

11. Baby rocker/swing/Bouncer
Chicco Hoopla Baby Bouncer – Moon Grey

12. Groom kit
Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Healthcare Kit

13. Baby chest of drawers
SMÅSTAD / PLATSA Chest of 6 drawers, white/pale turquoise

14. Baby laundry basket
laamei Laundry Hamper Tote Storage Baskets

15. Diaper bag
Momcozy Pram Organiser Bag with Cup Holder, Multifunctional Buggy Stroller Organiser with Shoulder Strap, Full Insulated Baby Pushchair Storage Bag, Universally Fits All Buggy Mode