New Baby Checklist: 47 Essentials

We have all done our own new baby checklists at times to prepare for hospital but particularly for first time mums we felt we just had to share this with you all. Just copy and paste into a word document, tweak it to work for your needs and you’ve got it done!

Thanks to Fay McCulloch from Oxfordshire who prepared the following checklist for Labels4Kids with the help of her friends. Fay used this list for the birth of baby Archie and found it invaluable.

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  • Birth Plan
  • Medical Notes
  • Tens machine (hire one)
  • Lip Salve
  • General toiletries/makeup
  • Maternity pads (you will need plenty of these)
  • Big comfy pants x5 (buy cheap ones instead of the horrible disposable briefs!)
  • Dressing gown
  • Slippers x1
  • Nursing bras x2
  • Berast pads box
  • Nipple cream like Arnica
  • Flip flops for the shower
  • Breast feeding gel packs from Labels4Kids
  • Tissues/wipes
  • Hand gel
  • Cooling spray
  • Hand held fan
  • High fibre snacks, drinks, and energy sweets
  • Phone and charger
  • Baby changing bag
  • Money

Dad to be list:

  •  Full tank of fuel
  • Change for the hospital car park
  • Shorts, tee shirt, flip flops (labour rooms get hot)
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Wash bag (in case labour is a long one!)
  • Music/DVDs downloaded onto an iPod
  • Camera
  • Car seat and car seat base
  • Group contacts list ready to text when your bundle of joy arrives!

For Baby In Hospital

  • Nappies x10 (baby will get through approximately 10 a day to begin with)
  • Sudocreme
  • Large cotton wool pads (no wipes when baby is just born)
  • Sleep suits x 2
  • Hats x 2
  • Scratch mitts x 2
  • Cardigans x 2
  • Nappy sacks
  • Baby blankets x 2 (swaddling blankets are great)
  • Baby outfit for leaving hospital
  • Muslins x 5
  • Baby vests x 4


  • Rescue Remedy
  • Paracetemol
  • Rennies (if you suffer from heartburn during your pregnancy you may need Rennies during labour)

You might also be interested in taking a look at our new baby selection pack – a great offer that contains all name labels you might need for a great start in life!

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