Baby equipment

You're pregnant - congratulations on the upcoming addition to your family! A lot needs to be prepared before your little one is born. In the beginning, you will probably need less than you think. Here's a list of the most important things for your baby's first kit.


Baby first equipment: The checklist

From the experts at Studio Belize® - Design Studio for Baby Products:

The imminent arrival of your baby raises the question: Which things are really necessary for the first equipment to survive the first exhausting weeks in the best possible way? In this blog post, we name the essential things you really need for your baby's arrival. We reveal valuable tips & parenting experiences.

When should you get the baby first equipment?

It is recommended to get the baby first equipment from the 30th week of pregnancy to be relaxed well prepared. Around the 30th week, pregnant women are still mobile and have the ability to run errands in a reasonable manner. When planning your errands, keep in mind that some items, like the stroller, take a longer time to purchase and may also have longer delivery times of up to three months.

Don't worry too much about it! You can take a relaxed approach to buying the initial equipment. However, start early enough.

The perfect baby first equipment for your newborn baby

Of course, basic clothes, care products and diapers are essential. However, remember that there are also utensils such as baby monitors or diaper bags, which you can also get at your leisure after the birth or have given to you as a gift for the birth.


What do you really need as your baby's first outfit?

When choosing baby clothes, you should differentiate between"summer babies" and"winter babies" depending on the season. Here are some recommendations:

Checklist for baby's first outfit

Summer babies

  • 5 to 6 bodysuits, rompers, T-shirts, sweaters and jackets in sizes 50 to 62
  • 6 pairs of thin socks
  • 4 to 6 pairs of thin tights in sizes 50 to 62
  • 4 pajamas in sizes 50 to 62
  • 2 summer sleeping bags
  • 1 thin jacket, first hat and sun hat

Winter babies

  • 5 to 6 bodysuits, rompers, shirts, sweaters and jackets in sizes 50 to 62
  • 6 pairs of thick socks
  • 4 to 6 pairs of thick tights in sizes 50 to 62
  • 4 pyjamas in sizes 50 to 62
  • 2 winter sleeping bags
  • 1 thick jacket or snowsuit, first hat, warm cap and lined mittens

Changing utensils

  • Changing table or dressing table
  • Changing mat
  • Diapers (cloth or disposable)
  • Wet wipes
  • Wound protection cream
  • Diaper bag

Baby care products

  • Baby bath or bath bucket
  • Baby soap or wash lotion
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby oil or lotion
  • Nail scissors or clippers
  • Soft baby brush or comb
  • Thermometer (preferably a digital clinical thermometer)

Sleeping space and safety

  • Baby crib or extra bed
  • Mattress, suitable for the baby crib
  • Bedding (fitted sheet, blanket, sleeping bag)
  • Baby monitor
  • Smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector


Feeding kit

  • Bottles and teats (if you are not breastfeeding)
  • Sterilizer for bottles and nipples
  • Powdered milk or breast milk substitute (if you are not breastfeeding)
  • Nursing pillow (if you are breastfeeding)
  • Nursing bras and pads (if you are breastfeeding)

For on the road

  • Stroller or baby carrier
  • Car seat
  • Stroller accessories (rain cover, umbrella, diaper bag for the stroller)
  • Carrycot or sling
  • Baby backpack

Please note that this checklist for the baby first equipment is only an orientation is of course can vary individually. It is certainly advisable to gather information before buying, compare products and also seek advice from other parents or professionals to ensure that your baby's first equipment is complete.

I hope this list helps you!

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Baby equipment FAQ

What is part of the initial baby equipment?

A practical nursing bra, nursing pillow, nursing tops, nursing pads, breast pump, bottle and gauze or molleton cloths are important. If breastfeeding doesn't work or you don't want to, that's completely fine.