Newborn Necessities: 7 Must-Have Essentials for Bringing Your Baby Home

Newborn Necessities: 7 Must-Have Essentials for Bringing Your Baby Home

Congratulations on the arrival of your new bundle of joy! Bringing your newborn baby home from the hospital can be an exciting and daunting experience. As a new parent, you may feel overwhelmed by the number of things you need to prepare for your baby’s arrival. In this article, we will go over some newborn essentials that you should have when coming home from the hospital.

Nappies and wipes

One of the most important items you will need for your newborn is nappies and wipes. Newborn babies can go through as many as 12 nappies a day, so it’s important to stock up before your baby is born. We recommend buying size 1 nappies, as newborn-sized nappies tend to be quickly outgrown. You will also need plenty of wipes for nappy changes. Look for wipes that are gentle and fragrance-free, as your baby’s skin is delicate and easily irritated.


Your newborn will need several changes of clothes each day, so it’s a good idea to have a variety of sleepers, onesies, and outfits on hand, including the exciting baby coming home outfit! Look for clothing that is easy to put on and take off, as you will be doing a lot of nappy changes in the early weeks. Soft, breathable fabrics are best for your baby’s sensitive skin. Also, why not consider these stylishly matching mom and me shirts?

Swaddles and blankets

Swaddling can help your newborn feel secure and calm, and it can also prevent them from startling themselves awake during sleep. Look for lightweight swaddles made from breathable materials, such as muslin or cotton. You’ll also want to have a few blankets on hand for snuggling and keeping your baby warm. Beepumpkin have a range of themed and personalised ones, so be sure to take a look!

Baby monitor

A baby monitor can give you peace of mind when your baby is sleeping in another room. Look for a monitor with clear sound quality and a reliable connection. You may also want to consider a monitor with video capabilities, so you can check on your baby visually as well as audibly.

Breastfeeding supplies

If you plan to breastfeed your newborn, there are a few essential items you’ll need. A comfortable nursing bra can make feeding sessions more comfortable, and breast pads can help prevent leaks. You may also want to invest in a breast pump, so you can express milk for times when you need to be away from your baby.

Car seat

A car seat is another must-have item for bringing your newborn home from the hospital. Look for a car seat that is suitable for your baby’s weight and height, and make sure it is installed correctly before you bring your baby home. It’s a good idea to have your car seat inspected by a professional to ensure it is properly installed.

Bathing supplies

Your newborn will only need a sponge bath until their umbilical cord stump falls off, but you’ll still need some bathing supplies on hand. Look for gentle baby soap, shampoo, and a soft washcloth. You may also want to invest in a baby bathtub to make bath time easier.

On a final note

Bringing your newborn home from the hospital is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. By having these essential items on hand, you can ease your worries and focus on enjoying your new baby. Remember to take care of yourself as well, and don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it.

Congratulations on becoming a parent!

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