Pregnancy is a magical time for parents to be, so prepare for your bundle of joy with our guide to the 5 baby essentials. Within our guide we cover what you may need at feeding time, bath time, night time and when you're out travelling. More often than not, you may feel like the shopping list for a newborn is never ending, but with the help of Hello Baby Direct, we are here to offer a helping hand. So sit back and relax while you discover our newborn checklist of five baby essentials.

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Preparing For Your Bundle of Joy

Ensuring you have all the baby essentials for your little one can be an exciting experience, especially if it's for the first time. We are sure many new parents will often be given numerous pieces of advice from other parents, but it's important to not feel overwhelmed. It is a joyous occasion preparing for your newborn, which is why we are here to bring you the top five baby essentials you need to add to your shopping list. You may not have all the singing and dancing accessories just yet, but the essential items for your list are within our guide. Within our Nursery range, we provide a gorgeous array of room decorations, furniture and adorable clothing. Everything you need ready to bring your bundle of joy home! 

Our Newborn Checklist

Our baby essential guide features all the key pieces you may need once you have brought your little one home for the first time. 

Baby Bath Time Essentials

When it comes to bath time, there are many different accessories you can choose to make your baby as comfortable as possible. There are the traditional baby baths which are convenient to bathe your baby in numerous locations, but more and more parents are also choosing a bath support. Bath supports are a baby essential, if you are to bathe your child in the main bathtub. You place it into the bathtub and it helps to stop your little one from slipping in the water. As you do not have to give your newborn a bath everyday, you can also ‘top and tail’ them in between washes. The Neat Nursery Co Circular top and tail bowl is perfect for this. It has a twin compartment for clean and dirty water, and even a separate soap dish and tray for sponges.

Sleep Time Baby Essentials

The key baby essentials to a nursery is having the right sleeping furniture to keep your baby comfortable throughout the night. An option to consider is the SnuzKot Skandi Cot Bed which is perfect for newborns all the way up to ten years old. It is a comfortable cot bed which will adapt as your little one grows. You can also opt for a bedside crib or a beautiful moses basket, such as the clair de lune stars and stripes wicker basket and matching folding stand.

Feeding Time Necessities

Another baby essential is deciding on the accessories you need at feeding time. Whether you decide to breastfeed or bottle feed there are a few baby essentials which will help you on your journey. The Dr Brown's bottles are the first convertible bottles that can be used with or without the vent system. This brings a range of health benefits, such as reducing wind related colic. You may want to also invest in a pregnancy support and feeding pillow. This baby essential can make feeding time more comfortable for both parent and baby.

Essential Travel Items

Travelling with a newborn may have its challenges, but if you have the baby essentials you can be prepared for anything. Some of the most important items you will need are a baby carrier, a newborn car seat or a travel system which incorporates all of these together. Travel systems are a baby essential as they are versatile and can be used daily. Our guide for the best travel systems has the top five products to consider for your little one to be comfortable on any adventure! 

Playtime For Newborns

Our final recommended baby essential is providing your newborn with soft toys to experience different textures and allow their curiosity to develop. From a super soft teddy which they can hold onto for a lifetime, to a playmat which allows them to experience colours, textures and sounds. Playmats are a baby essential as newborns can benefit from dedicated tummy time each day.

February 28, 2022 — Daniel Berko