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Baby Shopping Guide: The Ultimate Must-Haves

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Is it time for you to shop for new baby gear? Shop intelligently using this cheat list of baby products. What do you think are the must-haves, and those things you and your baby don’t need? Whether you are operating on a big budget, it’s best to just stick to the essentials.

Some people will say that the only things your little one will need in her early weeks are just baby diapers, a comfortable place to sleep, and a cozy blanket to bundle her in. But, this is not the Stone age! You, as a parent, deserve a lot of other accessories that would make baby care more convenient.

Here is a list that can help you out. You will surely enjoy buying baby clothes in Malaysia!

1. Formula Feeding



Essentials:

  • 5 or more cotton bibs
  • 5 or more burp cloths
  • Insulated carrier or cooler for outings
  • Around 7 baby bottles with newborn nipples
  • A dishwasher basket or bottle-cleaning brush
  • Bottle-drying rack
  • Baby formula milk

Optional:

  • Dry formula dispenser
  • Bottle sterilizer

2. Breastfeeding



Essentials:

  • Nursing pillow
  • 2 to 3 nursing bras
  • 2 to 3 boxes of nursing pads

Optional:

  • Breast pump
  • Breast milk containers for storage
  • Many nipples and bottles milk
  • Nipple cream

3. Babyproofing

Essentials after 4 months

  • Outlet covers
  • Cabinet latches
  • Drawer latches
  • Fireplace bumper
  • Furniture anchors

Optional:

  • Corner guards for low tables
  • Toilet lock

4. Nursery furniture



Essentials:

  • Co-sleeper or crib
  • Crib mattress

Optional:

  • Changing table
  • Humidifier
  • Baby monitor

5. Linens



Essentials:

  • 2-fitted crib sheets

Optional:

  • Matching crib skirt or quilt

6. Diapering

Essentials:

  • Waterproof Baby changing table pad
  • 2 to 3 changing table pad covers
  • 2 packs of newborn diapers to start
  • Baby wipes
  • Diaper rash creams

Optional:

  • Baby cream
  • Non-talc powder

7. Grooming and Bathing

Essentials:

  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby brush and comb set
  • 4 washcloths
  • Nail file set / nail clippers / nail scissors
  • Cotton swabs
  • Cotton balls
  • 2 hooded towels
  • Infant tub
  • Baby bath wash

Optional:

  • Bath toys
  • Bath thermometer