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12 Baby Essentials You Can’t Live Without

Having a baby is one of the most beautiful things in the world. They are so innocent and pure, and they bring a new level of joy to your life. But before you can experience all of that, you need to make sure your home is ready for your little one! There are many items that you will need to buy before the baby comes, but don’t worry – we have compiled a list of the twelve essentials that you can’t live without. Keep reading for more information!

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A Crib

This is probably the most essential item on the list. First, your baby will need a comfortable place to sleep, and a crib is a perfect option. However, make sure to pick one that is sturdy and has a good mattress.

A Changing Table

You will be spending a lot of time changing your baby’s diapers, so it’s essential to have a dedicated changing table. Look for one with plenty of storage space so that you can keep all of your supplies close at hand.

Baby Tableware

When thinking of one of the first essentials, bottles immediately come into one’s mind. They are easy to carry, to feed your baby in public and your baby just loves them. There is a wide variety of bottles in the market to choose from. When babies outgrow the bottle feeding age, you can also opt for a feeding set for babies which contains plates and stay-put bowls to help prevent the mess during the feeding.

Baby clothes

Of course, you will need to have some clothes for your little one to wear! Make sure to stock up on onesies, sleepers, and other basics. You might also want to pick out a few cute outfits for special occasions.


General Medication

While you might not need it right away, you’ll want to have some infant pain reliever and gas drops on hand just in case. You’ll also want to stock up on baby Pamol.


First-aid Kit

A well-stocked first-aid kit is a must for any home, but it’s especially important if you have a baby. Be sure to include items like bandages, gauze, and antiseptic cream.


A Stroller

You will definitely need a stroller so that you can take your baby out and about. Look for one that is lightweight and easy to maneuver.


A Car Seat

A car seat is an absolute must if you want to take your baby anywhere in the car. However, make sure to choose one that is age and size-appropriate.


Baby Formula

If you are not breastfeeding, you will need to buy baby formula. There are many different types on the market, so talk to your doctor or a lactation consultant to find the best one for your baby.



You will go through A LOT of diapers, so be sure to stock up! You can either buy disposable diapers or cloth diapers. If you go with cloth, you will also need to get a diaper pail and some laundry detergent specifically for babies.

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You will use wipes for everything from changing diapers to cleaning up spills. Look for ones that are gentle on the skin and free of harmful chemicals.


Baby Lotion

Baby skin is very sensitive, so you will need to use a special lotion to keep it healthy and hydrated. Also, look for one that is fragrance-free and hypoallergenic.


Baby Shampoo

Just like with lotion, you will need to use a special shampoo on your baby’s hair. Again, look for a gentle, tear-free formula.


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