Best newborn essentials

Expecting a new arrival? Get prepped with our checklist of key items you need. We’ve picked staples that are both stylish and practical because as any new parent knows, when it comes to newborns, practicality is key.


1. In the bag

Armani Junior Baby Solid Changing Bag

Armani Junior nails form and function with this changing bag. Timeless and sleek, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was your usual cross-body.

Armani Junior, Baby solid changing bag, £160

2.Top toy

Sophie The Giraffe Baby Original Giraffe Teether

Beloved by parents and babies the world over, a Sophie The Giraffe teether is a modern must.

Sophie The Giraffe, Baby original giraffe teether, £14.99

3. Cute and cosy

Absorba New-born Cotton Hat + Slipper

Keep baby snuggly with a hat and slipper set. Super soft and in a unisex colourway, this is an ideal new parent gift.

Absorba, Newborn cotton hat and slippers, £20

4. Under the covers

Puckababy The Bag Newborn Pb Dotties

Maximise the potential for sleep with a luxurious sleeping bag that will regulate body temperature. Anti-scratch mittens and detachable arms makes this one thoroughly practical.

Puckababy, The Bag newborn dotties, £59.99

5. Square up

Minene Girls Soft Cotton Dribble Cloths

Muslins will be your indispensable best friend. Choose pretty patterns and sugary hues for basics made beautiful.

Minene, Girls' soft cotton dribble cloths, £16

6. Ready for the day

Kite Seal Set

This top and leggings set is almost too cute. Dress him in this and let the compliments come rolling in.

Kite, Seal set, £26

7. Sweet dreams

Snuzpod Snuzpod² Bedside Crib 3 In 1 Sherbert

Get the most from a cot by choosing a three-in-one design. Attaching to your bed, as a standalone crib and a lift-off bassinet, this piece of kit ticks all the boxes.

Snuzpod, Snuzpod² bedside crib 3 in 1 sherbert, £199.95

8. All in one

Joules Baby Girls Floral Print All In One

She’ll look adorable in a botanically printed baby grow. Patterned feet top off this pretty-as-a-picture design.

Joules, Baby girls' floral print all in one, £19.95

9. Out and about

Uppababy Vista Taylor Vista Pushchair - Indigo

Make your pushchair work harder by choosing a carry cot and toddler seat combo. It’s designed with practicality at the fore.

Uppababy Vista, Taylor Vista pushchair - indigo, £849.99

10. Close knit

Kite My First Cardi

For family dos and trips out, dress your little one in a heart-meltingly sweet cardi. The muted tone of this one makes it super versatile.

Kite, My first cardi, £23