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Newborn Baby Checklist: 19 of our Must-Have Pregnancy Products

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Here’s your chance to grab the ultimate pregnancy products of 2023! We’ve handpicked the essentials to shop for your baby in our newborn baby checklist, from setting the perfect sleep stage to designing a dreamy nursery. These must-have items include a cot, car seat, baby monitor, nappies, wipes, and more. Don’t miss out on the ultimate baby prep!

We’ve got pregnancy products for the baby’s room, for out and about and our fave products for feeding, sleeping and day-to-day. Consider it a baby checklist of what to buy if you’re expecting.

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Newborn Baby Checklist: Here’s 17 Must-Have Pregnancy & Baby Products 

FOR OUT AND ABOUT

Nuna MIXX next

OUR PICK FOR A PRAM
Price: $1,199
Where to buy: Baby Bunting

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Source: Nuna

Of all the pregnancy products on your must-buy list, a pram is probably going to be one of the most important ones. Your pram will become a part of your everyday routine which is exactly what Nuna MIXX next offers. A smooth way to get baby out and about, and on the move regardless of where the day takes you.

The MIXX next is compact and lightweight, easy to fold and flip from forward to rear-facing and even folds flat for day sleeps. The pram reclines to five positions, plus offers an adjustable calf support for extra comfort on the go.

The Mixx next comes with all the features you want in a pram – excellent suspension for a smooth ride, a water repellent, UPF 50+ canopy to keep them cool and shaded, and a huge two-compartment basket to store all their goodies.

We especially love the all-season seat which keeps bub cosy in winter and easily converts to mesh in summer, plus the removable and reversible two-piece seat pad which will grow with your baby. The MIXX next is compatible with the KLIK™ plus infant car seat if you’re after a travel system. Suitable from birth to 22.7kg, you’ll love your MIXX next!

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Maxi-Cosi Nova LX convertible car seat

OUR PICK FOR A CAR SEAT
Price: $449
Where to buy: Maxi-Cosi

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Maxi-Cosi is known as one of the leaders in car seats and capsules and their NEW Maxi-Cosi Nova LX convertible car seat is a new parents’ dream! It’s suitable for newborn to 4 years and is about as safe and cosy as they get.

The Nova LX features dependable safety and comfort with extended rearward facing for up to 30 months which means your little one can remain rearward facing for longer. It also comes with patented Air Protect technology and side impact protection plus wicking fabric for superior comfort.

You’ll love the easy installation (ISOFIX compatible), plush newborn insert with head hugger and 5-position headrest, plus the removable and machine-washable seat covers. The Quickfit Harness system is also a huge plus as you can easily strap bub in and adjust it without having to take the seat out.

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Ergobaby Omni™ Breeze Baby Carrier

OUR PICK FOR A BABY CARRIER
Price: $349
Where to buy: Ergobaby 

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Source: Ergobaby

Every pregnant mumma needs to have a baby carrier waiting for them, we think it’s a must from DAY ONE! The Omni™ Breeze is the newest baby carrier in the Ergobaby range and is the only baby carrier you’ll need for your growing babywearing needs.

Rated #1 in airflow when tested with comparable carriers, the Egobaby Omni™ Breeze uses SoftFlex™ Mesh fabric to maximise airflow, keeping you and your baby comfortable and dry all day. It’s suitable for newborns all the way to 20kg tots and offers both forward and back positions.

There’s a lot to love about Omni™ Breeze – the extra cushioned, crossable shoulder straps for a custom fit, the easy-to-use lumbar support waist belt and the one-handed slider adjustment, allowing you to make the switch from forward to rear facing quickly and confidently. It also comes with side pockets and a detachable pouch – perfect for dummies, tissues, snacks, keys and your phone while out and about.

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OiOi Faux Leather Nappy Backpack

OUR PICK FOR A NAPPY BAG/BACKPACK
Price: $199
Where to buy: OiOi

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Source: OiOi Nappy Bags

OiOi’s Faux Leather Nappy Backpack is a winner for every mum. Not only is it our top pick for nappy bags, but it’s also the highest-rated nappy bag in Australia for the past four years in a row. How good is that?!

What makes this gorgeous bag stand out is just how convenient it is for mums and dads. It’s unisex, practical and stylish, and features comfortable and adjustable padded straps, insulated side pockets for bottles and a wide zip-around opening for easy access. There are also four internal pockets and a key clip to keep everything organised when on the go.

The bags are available in premium faux leather, genuine leather, nylon and natural canvas with 15 different colour/material options to choose from. All feature a water-resistant finish inside and out and come with a change mat, bottle holder, stroller clips and wet purse.

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NURSERY ESSENTIALS

Design Kids Aura Cot in Grey

OUR PICK FOR BABY’S COT
Price: $699
Where to buy: Design Kids

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Source: Design Kids

Every bub needs a cot and the Aura Cot is just divine. This newly-released cot feels modern and sophisticated without the price tag – you can get yours for under $700!

We adore the minimalist design with hints of warm natural timber to offset this stylish warm grey-coloured cot. The Aura Cot features an adjustable base with two settings, a non-toxic finish and a top teething rail for longer-lasting protection. Suitable from birth to toddlerhood, this stunning cot will be a highlight of any nursery.

Have a look at the entire Design Kids nursery range – it’s incredible. The Aura Cot also pairs with the Aura Baby Changing Table / Dresser in Grey and Natural if you are looking for the complete look. You can also get the Aura Cot in a White and Natural colourway too.

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Oricom Baby Care OBH643P 4.3″ Smart HD Nursery Pal Skyview Baby Monitor with Cot Stand

OUR PICK FOR A BABY MONITOR
Price: $429
Where to buy: Oricom

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Source: Oricom

Oricom has been paving the way for peace of mind for Aussie parents for years now and their innovative Nursery Pal Skyview baby monitor is a perfect choice. Get clear, unobstructed and overhead views of your sleeping baby. It’s easy to set up and easy to keep an eye on your bub, either from the app on your phone or through the monitor.

The adjustable cot stand allows you to get the perfect overhead view of bub every night while the camera features two-way talk and a selection of lullabies and white noises.

The monitor includes a large 4.3” clear LCD display and pristine infrared night vision. The monitor works with the HubbleClub for Partners App which can access remote viewing, split screen and much more.

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Baby Driver Boho Large Padded Playmat

OUR PICK FOR PLAYMAT
Price: $189
Where to buy: Grace and Maggie

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Source: Grace and Maggie

Inspire hours of play, from tummy time to toddler tumbling with Grace and Maggie’s beautiful Baby Driver Boho padded playmat. We love these playmats and how they give the look of a designer rug, with the safety features of a soft, waterproof activity mat – perfect for any living room, play area or nursery.

This neutral design fits seamlessly into any contemporary space and the two-sided option allows you to change the look by simply flipping it over. Waterproof and made from the safest and softest material available, it’s easy to see why Grace & Maggie playmats have become a tummy time essential. Plus they are easy to clean, eco-friendly, free of latex, BPA and PVC and hypoallergenic too.

Every home with a new bub needs a padded playmat – the Baby Driver Boho provides the perfect space to play and grow, ideal for learning how to roll over, sit, crawl, walk, tumble and climb.

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Made for Me™ Wearable Breast Pump

OUR PICK FOR A BREAST PUMP 
Price: $599
Where to buy: Tommee Tippee

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Source: Tommee Tippee

If you choose to breastfeed, a high-quality, convenient breast pump is a MUST. We’ve sung the praises of the Made for Me™ Wearable Breast Pump before and when you see how it works, you’ll understand why!

Tommee Tippee’s wearable breast pump works like a regular double-electric pump except it’s wearable. Simply place it into your bra (any bra is fine) and you’re ready to express.

The breast pump features Smart ConstantComfort technology which holds the pump in place for an effective, yet gentle pumping experience. It is also designed to mimic your baby’s natural suckling sensation, which allows you to extract milk more effectively and features one massage mode and 8 express modes. 

The wearable breast pump also comes with a nipple alignment light guide to ensure better and more comfortable positioning of your nipple by using the light guide to direct you. There are no wires, plugs or the need to hold the pump in place with your hand. And with a four-hour charge, you can get 12 x 20 minute pumping sessions before having to plug it in to recharge.

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Closer to Nature® Newborn Bottles Feeding Pack

OUR PICK FOR BABY BOTTLES 
Price: $39.95 for the pack
Where to buy: Tommee Tippee

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Source: Tommee Tippee

Bottles are also a must for most parents, regardless of whether you’re breastfeeding, formula feeding or mixed feeding. What we love about the award-winning Closer to Nature® bottles is that babies LOVE them too. They feature the most breast-like teat out there and come with a 95%* acceptance rate – the most easily accepted and breast-like teat, ever, to encourage a natural latch.

Their bottles also feature an anti-colic valve to reduce excessive airflow and a wide neck to help with the baby’s intuitive feeding action and ensure easy cleaning. They are also compatible with all Closer to Nature® teats and free of BPA, phthalates and toxins.

The Newborn Bottle Feeding Pack includes 2 x Closer to Nature 260ml bottles with slow flow teat, 2 x Closer to Nature 150ml bottles with slow flow teat, a bottle brush and a newborn soother.

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* Based on 2021 study of 524 parents who use Tommee Tippee bottles


Milton Baby Bottle Cleaner

OUR PICK FOR BOTTLE CLEANER
Price: $6.60
Where to buy: Chemist Warehouse, Coles and other leading retailers

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Source: Milton

Another product you’ll want to put on your list is baby bottle cleaner. Essentially it’s a special solution designed to remove milk residue responsible for the growth of bacteria. Milton’s bottle cleaner will set you back just $6.60, and will be a godsend!

Australian-made, Milton’s cleaning agent is 100% plant-based and biodegradable, perfectly safe for babies as well as fragrance, colour and paraben-free. It’s also clinically and dermatologically tested for sensitive skin and suitable to clean all baby accessories including breast pumps. You can use it on family dishes too.

Milton has been a baby expert since 1916 and they offer a range of great baby products including sterilisers, antibacterial wipes and surface sprays.

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SLEEP ESSENTIALS

Sleepybelly Pregnancy Pillow

OUR PICK FOR A PREGNANCY PILLOW
Price: $139
Where to buy: Sleepybelly

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Source: Sleepybelly

Let’s move on to sleep, shall we? And what better place to start than with something just for you – a pregnancy pillow! Sleepybelly’s Pregnancy Pillow will be your best friend during every stage of pregnancy. Its adjustable width grows with your belly and it actually fits in your bed.

Recommended by Midwives, Physios, Osteos, and Women’s Health Nurses, this innovative pillow prevents the back sleeping position and promotes safe and comfortable side sleeping. You don’t have to worry about rolling onto your back during the night or tossing and turning. Sleepybelly keeps you comfortable and supported, helping you get a restful, deeper sleep.

Sleepybelly comes with a 30-night money-back guarantee plus free delivery. Each pillow also comes with 1 x premium air-layer pillowcase.

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The Cocoon Sleep Set + Baby Tuck Sheet

OUR PICK FOR A BABY SLEEP SET
Price: $69.95 for the Cocoon Sleep Set, $39.95 for the Tuck Sheet
Where to buy: ergoPouch

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We’ve sung the praises of ergoPouch in the past – their whole baby range is adorable, but it’s the innovative Cocoon Sleep Set that wins our baby sleeping votes. All babies are wonderfully different, and just like adults, have different sleeping styles. This is why the Cocoon Sleep Set is great – it provides infants with several sleep options – arms-in, arms-out and hands-up swaddling.

The Cocoon Sleep Set contains two of their most popular newborn sleepwear products – the award-winning 1.0 TOG Cocoon Swaddle Bag and the Butterfly Cardi. The Swaddle Bag allows babies to sleep swaddled with arms in for babies with a high startle reflex, or alternatively arms out for babies with a low startle reflex. The Butterfly Cardi is designed to be worn over your baby’s swaddle or sleeping bag and can be used as a transitional tool to help the baby transition from swaddled to arms-out sleeping once they show signs of rolling.

Both products are made with ergoPouch’s signature GOTS-certified organic cotton and designed for the specific sleep needs and safety of newborns to 6 months old. Pair it with a Baby Tuck Sheet – the safe newborn bed sheet and you’ve got yourself the perfect infant sleep set.

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Namely Co. Personalised Name Blanket

OUR PICK FOR A COT BLANKET
Price: $129
Where to buy: Namely Co.

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Source: Namely Co

One of our fave pregnancy products for the nursery is the divine personalised name blanket from Namely Co. These cot blankets are beyond soft and ideal for photoshoots and snuggles. We love everything about them – and, bonus – they make a great baby shower or new baby gift.

Every blanket is made from 100% Organic Cotton with rib edges and customised with your baby’s name in the highest quality yarns. They are designed to last a lifetime and will become an instant comfort object for your little one for years and years to come.

There are several colours to choose from and each blanket takes about 4-6 weeks to deliver as every cot blanket is made to order. Namely Co. also does personalised pillows, bassinet blankets and Christmas items so be sure to check out their full range.

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DAY-TO-DAY MUST HAVES

tooshies ECO Nappies

OUR PICK FOR NAPPIES
Price: $26
Where to buy: tooshies.com.au, Coles, Woolworths, Chemist Warehouse and other leading and independent retailers.

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Source: tooshies ECO Nappies

A must for every nursery and nappy bag, you really can’t go far without a package (or ten) of nappies! Our pick this year goes to tooshies ECO Nappies, which are not only comfy for bub, but also made for the environment. A win-win!

tooshies ECO nappies are made with organic bamboo, making them the most sustainable choice for performance and comfort. The organic materials make this nappy super soft and breathable to soothe sensitive tooshies.

tooshies nappies have a 100% biodegradable back sheet and a biodegradable blended bamboo core plus feature 12-hour leakproof protection and zero fragrances, lotions, phthalates and parabens. They are hypoallergic, vegan and proudly Australian-owned and designed in Melbourne.

Plus, every pack purchased supports Australian women experiencing a crisis in pregnancy through impact partner, The Babes Project.

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tooshies ECO Wipes

OUR PICK FOR BABY WIPES
Price: $5.50
Where to buy: tooshies.com.au, Coles, Woolworths, Chemist Warehouse and other leading and independent retailers.

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Baby wipes are probably the handiest product on our pregnancy products list. You will go through A LOT of them so it’s important to choose a brand that is gentle on your bub’s tooshie but also the environment.

This is why we love tooshies ECO Wipes. Their wipes contain ingredients that are 100% organic, hypoallergenic and vegan, plus 100% plastic free, biodegradable and compostable. In fact, all tooshies wipes will compost back into the earth in as little as 60 days.

There are two options – Pure Water Wipes and Aloe Vera & Chamomile. tooshies uses natural ingredients like Aloe Vera, known for its anti-inflammatory and nappy rash-fighting properties, plus chamomile, known for its calming properties. You’ll get a nourishing, fresh and non-irritating baby wipe, helpful for every one of life’s messes.

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Cherub Baby 4-in-1 Ear and Forehead Thermometer

OUR PICK FOR BABY THERMOMETER
Price: $99
Where to buy: Cherub Baby

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Source: Cherub Baby

While you may not use a baby thermometer every day, this is one product you do not want to be without when your little one does strike a fever. It’s scary when this happens which is why having the Cherub Baby 4-in-1 Ear and Forehead Thermometer is a huge relief.

This forehead thermometer is not only affordable but also an 8-TIME AWARD WINNER! It comes with a fast 1-second reading and can be used for both ear and forehead readings – whichever option is more comfortable for you and your little one.

It’s easy to use, easy to read and comes with a 32-memory recall, an inbuilt flashlight for easy readings at night and a 2-year warranty. The peace of mind it provides in times of sickness and fever is absolutely priceless. Regardless of whether your baby is 13 days old or 13 years old, you’ll be so glad you have a thermometer close by.

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Seven Sundays The Essentials Bundle

OUR PICK FOR BEST BABY SKINCARE
Price: $99 for the bundle
Where to buy: Seven Sundays

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Source: Seven Sundays

Stock up on skincare products before bub comes and be ready for that first bath. Our pick for best skincare for babies is Seven Sundays. It has a beautiful collection of baby skincare products to protect and hydrate, specially designed for delicate newborn skin. Their products contain only the most essential natural and organic ingredients that are fragrance-free to protect against reaction and inflammation.

The Essentials bundle comes with everything you need for bath, bonding and beyond!  Auatralian-made, safe for the whole family and great during pregnancy too!

  • The Baby Wash is a naturally calming, and hydrating body cleanser filled with magnesium designed to keep the whole family sleeping better for longer.
  • The Baby Lotion is more than nourishing — it’s protecting too and great for eczema-prone skin.
  • The Baby Oil is made with 100% natural, and organic cold-pressed oils and is fragrance-free to facilitate bonding and relaxing massages, plus ideal for managing cradle cap.

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That’s a wrap on our newborn baby checklist 2023! 

 

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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