Here is an equipment checklist of baby products to help New Zealand parents with newborn babies, consider just the most essential items you may need.

It can be really overwhelming shopping for a newborn. You’re a captive market, and companies that sell baby gear, know this and use it to their advantage.

Sure, if you can afford it and you want new and best for your bub, then go crazy. Just know that ‘seasoned’ parents have learnt that babies really don’t need a lot to get by.

Also, don’t forget that many of the things on this list can be purchased second-hand, or even just passed along by other parents.

Here’s an essentials shopping list of baby stuff – products – accessories – gear – clothes – you may need to buy, or to ask for as gifts (especially if you’re having a baby shower). Buy all of these items online or from high street retailers.

Baby Essentials Checklist

 Sleep Time Qty  Feeding Qty
*  Cot and Mattress 1 *  Breast Pads 6
*  Sheet Sets 3 *  Bibs 6
*  Cot Blankets 2 *  Highchair/Booster Seat  1
*  Mattress Protector 1  Feeding Pillow  1
 Bassinette & Mattress 1  Breast Pump  1
 Portacot 1  Bottles  2-6
 Quilt or Duvet Set 1  Sterilisation Unit 1
 Night Light 1  Spill Mat 1
 Mobile 1
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 Bathing/Changing Qty  Clothing Qty
 Change Table 1 *  Singlets/bodysuits 4
 Nappy Disposal Unit 1 *  Stretch n Grows 5
 Baby Bath 1 *  Socks/Booties 4
 Bath Insert 1 *  Hats/Bonnets 2
 Baby Towel Set 1+ *  Mittens 3
 Gauze Face Cloths 1+ *  Sleep Suits/Nightgowns 2
*  Cardigans/Jackets 3
 Going Out Outfit 1
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 Out and About Qty  Health & Safety Qty
 *  Car Seat 1  Cupboard/fridge safety locks
*  Pram / Pushchair / Buggy 1  Door Jams
 Sunshade 1  Safety Plugs
 Stormcover 1  Stairs/Door Barriers
 Padded Seat Liner 1  Medicine Spoon/Syringe
 Nappy Bag 1  Thermometer
 Frontpack/backpack/sling 1  Baby Monitor
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Playtime Qty
 Bouncer 1
 Playmat 1
 Rattles 1
 Soft Toys 1+
 Books/DVDs/Music 1+
 Exerciser/Jumper/Swing 1
 Frontpack/backpack/sling 1
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This information was compiled by the Kiwi Families team.

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