In this article, we come to the aid of all expectant mothers, with a list of essential things for mother and baby . We propose some elements that you need to face the birth and care of the child. In this way, you can go looking for things in physical stores and online, to find the best deals.

Baby clothes

baby clothes

Babies grow very quickly, and obviously, many clothes will no longer be good to wear, even shortly after you bought them. For newborns, size zero is about 50 cm, but it will be small in a few weeks. Better start buying the next size (54 cm) already.

If born in spring-summer

  • 5-6 overalls with staples, without straps or with short sleeves;
  • 3-4 pajamas;
  • 3-4 sets to be dressed for a walk;
  • socks;
  • 1 cotton hat;
  • 1 muslin;

If born in autumn-winter

  • 5-6 bodysuits with long sleeves;
  • 3-4 pairs of pajama bottoms;
  • 3-4 pants for the day;
  • 3-4 pairs of winter socks;
  • 3-4 sets of clothes to go for a walk;
  • 2 caps;
  • 2 pairs of gloves;
  • 1 blanket;
newborn maternity clothes set


Do not wait for the last days until the birth of the baby to stress you out. Knowing the aspects mentioned above will reduce anxiety and fears related to pregnancy and birth. While checking the list, ask and clarify doubts with the doctor, midwife. As the pregnancy progresses, you have to make a series of purchases for the newborn as well. It is recommended that the clothing be suitable for the season in which the baby will be born. This will help you have a basic list of things you will need during your stay at the clinic and when you get home after the birth. A general basic list includes the following things:

For the babyꓽ

  • Blanket in double layer;
  • 2 soft cotton diapers;
  • 2 pairs of newborn gloves;
  • Bonnet-type hat;
  • Hat with motto;
  • Long sleeve jumpsuit with gloves;
  • Body long sleeve 7 staples;
  • Long-sleeve 7-stitch premium multi-layer bodysuit with pattern;
  • Trousers with booties;
  • 4 pairs of pajamas;
  • Teddy bears;
  • 4 pairs of socks;
  • 3 cotton diapers;
  • Nursing pillow;
  • Auto chair.

Don't forget to bring the newborn's clothes washed with special detergent for babies. Babies have sensitive skin, especially in the first months of life. It is recommended that their clothes be washed separately from those of adults. Also, the strong smells of detergents and laundry conditioners are not at all indicated for babies, as such, products specially created for babies will be used.

For mothers

For them, a few articles will be necessaryꓽ

  • Shirts for easier sleeping and breastfeeding;
  • Robe;
  • Slippers;
  • Nipple pump;
  • Breast care cream;
  • Personal items: Shampoo, creams, makeup, toothpaste and toothbrush, etc.;
  • Commonly used drugs
  • Maternity bag.

Baby care

  • Diapers;
  • Wet wipes to keep the child always clean;
  • Shampoo, shower gel for babies;
  • Socks for newborns;
  • Cotton bodies ;
  • Cotton blanket, thinner or thicker, depending on the season;
  • Hat or cap, depending on the season;
  • Set to leave the hospital with the child - bodysuit, hat, stockings, etc. (clothing items).

Breastfeeding and nutrition

  • Powdered milk for the baby, if you cannot breastfeed;
  • A bottle warmer;
  • Some teats;
  • Sterilizer if you have baby bottles;
  • A brush for cleaning baby bottles;
  • A towel to clean the nipples;
  • Nipple pump;
  • Nursing pillow to make breastfeeding more comfortable;
  • Armchair for breastfeeding.

For the baby's room

  • Baby underwear;
  • Swing;
  • Bed mattress, not too soft;
  • Portable bed or attached to the parents' bed (cosleeper bed);
  • Support for diapers and furniture to place the baby's clothes and always have them at hand;
  • Vaporizer-humidifier to maintain a perfect environment in the room;
  • Diapers and wet wipes.

Essential things for the first 3 months

The first 3 months of a new baby's life are a difficult time for parents, because they have to learn about their needs. There is no right or wrong way to approach this period of time - but knowing what you will need can help reduce stress!

In addition to clothes, diapers and basic supplies, the child will need some care in the first weeks of life. In order not to buy too many things and make unnecessary expenses, we show you which are the indispensable items that it is recommended to have in the first three months of the baby.


Even if you are breastfeeding, you will probably have to bottle feed him at some point. You don't have to have a lot, you can manage with 2-3.

Breast pump and milk storage bags

Especially if you are a mother who may work outside the home and you have to leave your child with a family member. In this way, your baby can be fed with the stored milk.

Brush for washing baby bottles

They are essential to keep the bottles in good condition. The shape of the brushes allows washing every centimeter of the bottle and preventing milk residues.

Well equipped bag

You don't have to have the whole room of the child every time you go out. To have a well-equipped backpack or bag, you only need to include the essential items (for example, diapers, bottle, spare pacifier, wet wipes, change of clothes).

baby diapers


If the child gets sick, it is essential to make sure that he has a fever, so that you tell the doctor. Because it is not enough to touch the little one's forehead, you must measure his temperature with a thermometer.

Ointment for preventing/treating irritations caused by diapers

We know that you are very careful when changing the baby's diaper. However, the skin in this area is very delicate and no child is exempt from friction. To ease the discomfort this causes, it is better to have an ointment at hand.

Plastic bathtub

In the first few weeks, it is recommended to bathe the child in a tub and not in the shower. This is due to the delicacy of the skin and so that the baby is protected from environmental temperature changes (for example, if you give him a bath in the bathtub in the bathroom, while you take him from one room to another, the baby feels the sudden changes in temperature temperature, and this can damage them).

baby towel

The arrival of a child involves not only responsibilities and big changes, but also many expenses, especially when it comes to young parents, who want to give the best to the little one and often make the mistake of buying more things than they need . However, while it's true that you'll need to buy a lot of baby items, you can also save, especially if you plan ahead and stick to the list you've created.