It can be a bit intimidating to shop for your newborn particularly considering that there is such a massive range of baby products available on the market. You must be wondering how many undershirts, sleepers, feeding bottles and burping cloths your little bundle of joy will be needing. You must be getting cold sweats when deciding between the lotions and creams that you should get for your infant. You must be concerned about the stuff that has to be an essential part of your carrying diaper bag. This baby basic shopping list will help you determine the essential items that you need to stock for the first few months after your baby is born. Just get a print of it and take it along with you for your next sojourn to the shopping mall.


  • 5 undershirts or onesies
  • 2 blanket sleepers (for babies born in the winters)
  • 3 pairs of socks or booties
  • 5 pajama stretch-suits
  • A couple of 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 the best choice)
  • Loose shirts or button-downs for easy nursing


  • Diapers
  • Baby lotion
  • Baby wipes
  • Diaper rash ointments
  • Toys to distract her
  • Changing mat
  • Tissues
  • Dirty-diaper bin or bucket

Diaper Bag/Backpack

  • 4-6 diapers (depending on duration of outing)
  • 1 bib
  • 1 toy
  • Travel-size tissues
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby lotion
  • Extra outfit
  • Plastic bag for dirty diapers
  • Bottled water and a snack for you