The Ultimate Baby Shopping List

When becoming a mum for the first time, it can be a daunting task to figure out everything you need to buy before baby arrives. It can feel like you haven’t got enough, or you have too much and it can be difficult to keep on top once you start buying.

This is why having a checklist of everything you may need is helpful and can guide your buying before baby joins you.

Important to Prepare

It is important to be sure you have the necessary items so that when baby has arrived, you don’t need to rush about to find those missing items and panic buy.

Here at Peek A Baby, we have put together some ideas for the ultimate baby essentials shopping list.

Our Ultimate Baby Shopping List

Why not break your list into categories and work from there…


  • Cot or Moses basket with mattress
  • Sheets and blankets
  • Drawers or a small wardrobe
  • Baby monitor
  • Cuddly toys or a mobile in the cot
  • Changing unit with changing mat
  • Maybe even a rocking chair
Nursery Essentials
Ultimate Baby Shopping List


  • Sleep suits
  • Rompers or two-piece clothing sets
  • Baby hats
  • Mittens and booties
  • Bibs
  • Sun hats or snowsuits depending on the weather


  • Car seat or travel set
  • Pushchair
  • Changing bag (full of nappies, wipes and cotton pads)
  • Baby bath and toiletries
  • Soft towels and washcloths
  • Thermometer
  • Swing or bouncer, toys and play mats
Baby Essentials - Bath tub
Baby Shopping List - Feeding


This can depend upon whether you are breast feeding or not.

For those breastfeeding:

  • Breast pump
  • Breast pads
  • Nursing bras
  • Bottles to store the milk

For those not breastfeeding:

  • Bottles, teats and cleaning brushes for bottles
  • Formula

There are always other items you can buy to prepare like nail clippers, lotions, additional toys. You can never have too much, but it is key to buy the essentials before the additional extras.

Give Us a Peek...

Why not give us a peek at your ultimate baby shopping list and see how we have done!

If you are in the early stages or pregnancy, or even in the third trimester, why not get in touch with us today and book in your baby scan. We have a range of scan packages available to suit each expectant mum.

Our Birmingham, Bromsgrove and London clinics have same day scan bookings available!