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


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