Checklist: Baby Basics Shopping List

Shopping for your newborn can be a daunting task, especially since there's such a huge variety of baby products on the market. How many undershirts, sleepers, bottles and burping cloths does your little one need? Which lotions and creams should you stock up on? What should you carry in your diaper bag? Our baby basics shopping list will help you figure out exactly what you'll need for the first few months. Print it up and take it with you on your next trip to the mall.


5 undershirts or onesies

2 blanket sleepers (for winter babies)

3 pairs of socks or booties

5 pajama stretchsuits

1-2 dress-up outfits

1 Hat

1 sweater


    Bassinet or crib

    Baby mattress

    4 fitted sheets


      3 nursing bras

      Pillow to support your baby

      Breast pump

      1 box of breast pads

      Nipple cream (lanolin-based is best)

      Loose shirts or button-downs for you (easier for nursing)



        Baby lotion

        Baby wipes

        Diaper rash ointments

        Toys to distract her

        Changing mat


        Dirty-diaper bin or bucket

          Diaper Bag/Backpack

          4-6 diapers (depending on length of outing)

          1 bib

          1 toy

          Travel-size tissues

          Baby wipes

          Baby lotion

          Extra outfit

          Plastic bag for dirty diapers

          Bottled water and snack for you