Almost as soon as I announced my pregnancy, friends started sending me lists. Baby essentials, maternity needs, hospital bag necessities – you name it, there was a list for it! At first I couldn’t see the point, but having just started some serious nesting, I suddenly get it. The lists are invaluable, particularly when you start stocking up on pharmacy and baby clothes essentials. I’ve just done a huge Boots order online, and if I hadn’t had my friends’ advice on products, it would have taken me hours. There’s so many different types of nappies, breast pads, nipple creams, bottles and baby lotions, you really need personal recommendations. Before you start buying, make sure you join the Boots Parenting Club, so that you get more points on your Advantage Card. Here’s my version of the Essential Baby List. I’ve started with the more bathroom items, Part 2 lists the nursery essentials.

{Photo Credit} Baby portrait by Jemma Harding Photography

Essential Baby List

✽ Pampers New Baby Size 1 Carry pack
✽ Pampers New Baby Size 2 Jumbo Box
✽ Boots Degradable Nappy Sacks 2 x 150 Pack
✽ Johnson’s Baby Clean + Protect 56 Wipes
✽ Boots Baby Cotton Wool Pleats 200g 
✽ Weleda Calendula Baby Lotion 200ml
✽ Weleda Baby Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash 200ml
✽ Weleda Baby Calendula Nappy Change Cream 75ml
✽ Baby Bath – Acqua Two Stage Ergo {from Mamas & Papas}
✽ Hooded Baby Towels & Wash Mit Set {I bought mine from John Lewis}
✽ Boots Ramer Ultra Soft Baby Sponges Two Pack
✽ Boots Baby nail clippers & scissors
✽ Baby nose-clear Nasal Aspirator (with case)
✽ Infacol 50ml

{Photo Credit} Baby portrait by Jemma Harding Photography

Essential New Mother List

✽ Boots Maternity mats 5 pack
✽ Boots Maternity Disposable Knickers
✽ Boots Maternity Pads
✽ Moist Toilet Tissue
✽ Boots Arnica 30c  – 84 Pillules {to help with bruising}
✽ Dextro Energy tablets {for a burst of energy during labour}
Waterproof Mattress Protector {from Amazon}

Essential Breastfeeding List
✽ Philips AVENT Nipple Protectors
✽ Tommee Tippee Disposable Breast Pads 50Pack
✽ Boots Maternity Breast Milk Storage Bags
✽ Lansinoh Lanolin Nipple Cream
Avent Newborn Starter Bottle Kit {cheapest from Amazon}
✽ Avent Microwave Steriliser {from Amazon}
Medela Electric Breast Pump {from Amazon}
✽ My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow {from Mothercare}

Luxurious Extras
✽ Blossom & Berry massage oil

More posts like this one:

✽ Cup of Jo’s baby list
✽ The Startup Wife’s Hospital Bag

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