What will You Need for Your Baby281
Preparing for the arrival of a new baby can be exciting, but it’s also easy to get confused about all the equipment you may need once your child arrives. While the choices you make will obviously depend on your budget and personal circumstances, there are some essentials that every new parent needs. You can read more about looking after your child in the Birth to five guide.
Washing and bathing
In the Birth to five guide, find out how to wash your baby, how to give him or her a bath, and the things you'll need, such as cotton wool.
Bedding, mattresses and cots
Find out how to help your baby sleep as safely and comfortably as possible, and the safety standards you need to look for in a cot.
Buggies, prams, carriers and car seats
Find out what you'll need to take your baby out and about, from prams to safe car seats.
Clothes for your baby
Find out the basic items of clothing you'll need for your newborn.