Being a first-time mum is a daunting task. Before baby arrives, make sure you have these newborn essentials ready. We’ve created a list of the must haves for new parents.
The choice of nappies can be very overwhelming, from the various brands to the different styles. The best for your newborn baby’s skin and the environment, is reusable cloth nappies. Organic cloth nappies can last right from birth to potty training and can be used on multiple children. These nappies are highly absorbent and comfortable for baby to wear. They’re also very easy to wash and care for.
To make your parenting journey even easier, use reusable cloth wipes. They’re perfect for newborn baby’s little bum, face, and hands. They’re kinder for your pocket and the environment. Should baby ever get a rash – which is quite rare in cloth nappies, there are loads of lovely cloth nappy friendly balms. These can usually be used for calming any dry or sore skin that will help calm eczema and irritated skin, too.
Our reusable breast pads from Baba and Boo are slim and made from the softest bamboo making them extra comfortable for breastfeeding mamas. Reusable breast pads are made from natural fibres which allows better air circulation, which aids in the nipple healing process. A definite win for a new mum and the environment.
A useful accessory that protects both clothes and your little one’s skin. Cloth bibs are soft and comfortable for babies to wear for long periods of time. This ensures no irritation from dribbles or the soft material of the bib.
Baby sleeping bags are great for keeping baby warm and snug at bedtime. Ensuring that baby cannot kick off the covers, but still able to move around and kick their little legs. Fantastic for newborn babies, sleep bags ensure your baby stays at a constant temperature at night. Snaps and zippers make them easy to remove or change a nappy.
Organic swaddle blankets or muslin blankets are a universal saviour when it comes to newborn baby essentials. They have so many uses, they’ll fast become the number one item in your baby bag. From spills, covers or comfort, organic swaddle blankets are irresistibly soft against baby’s skin.
Organic cotton baby bodysuits and onesies offer the perfect combination of comfort and cuteness. Bodysuits are an absolute essential for your little one's wardrobe and are perfect for popping under their outfits for an extra layer of snuggly warmth. With a clever envelope neckline that easily opens up so it can be pulled down baby's body instead of over the head, making mucky messes more manageable.
Sleepsuits are perfect for lounging around at home, going camping or at bedtime. Keep your newborn warm and safe from scratches with the fold down scratch mitts. They’re designed to fit over re-usable nappies and make changing super easy.
Hats are perfect for keeping your little one toasty. Grab the matching sleepsuit or dungarees for an all-round gorgeous outfit.
With these newborn clothing essentials sorted, you’ll be able to focus on enjoying your time with your new baby. Get yourself at least 3 or 4 of each item to ensure that you have enough for the inevitable spills and messes.