Top 5 Things You Need For A Baby

Top 5 Amazing Things You Need For A Baby

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Top 5 Amazing Things You Need For A Baby

My Top 5 Things You Need For A Baby – after buying many, many things before the arrival of my baby, I now look back and I am thankful to have these in my life!

Top 5 Amazing Things You Need For A Baby

Top 5 Amazing Things You Need For A Baby


  1. Nappy Bin

    There are many out there – I personally have the Tommee Tippee Sangenic Nappy Wrapper. Yes the refill cassettes can be on the expensive side (Amazon is a great place to get them from cheaper!). Its fabulous, it really does hide all smells and is great for disposing of nappies – especially in the middle of the night or when it’s raining so you don’t have to go outside as often! I would recommend one to everybody! 

Nappy Bin

2. Baby Muslin

I never knew such a thing even existed until I started to shop for my newborn! The ones I have are from George and come as a pack of 3. Most places that sell baby products have them as well as supermarkets. My advice by a hundred! They are basically muslin cloth squares – they are amazing for catching baby sick and protecting your clothes whilst you burp them!


3. Socks

Don’t ask me why but a LO’s feet are always cold. My advice buy all identical ones – as with adults – every-time you put socks in the washing machine, one disappears! This way when one makes a magical escape for freedom you’re not left with millions odd baby socks (like me!)


4. Scratch Mittens

These are a must – LO’s have a habit of scratching their faces with their fingers nails, no matter how short you cut them they still manage it! At one point he kept managing to pull the mittens off with his teeth so he could scratch. I found a good plan for these – put a sock over the mitten – it’s harder to get two layers off! (A perfect use for all those odd socks!)

5. Dummies

I know many of you won’t agree with using dummies, but for me it was a life saver from the constant crying. They really do help soothe a LO when all else fails. I was totally against it to – until my Mum suggested it me and it worked. Long live the dummy!

 So there we have it my top 5 things you need for a baby – I’m all for anything that makes being a parent slightly easier! It’s the hardest job in the world – and there’s no shame in having a few things that make it easier – especially when you’ve had 2 hours sleep and can’t find where you put the tea bags…. ah yes in the fridge of course!

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23 thoughts on “Top 5 Amazing Things You Need For A Baby

  • Kayla

    I agree with all of these! I didn’t even realize until I had my first baby that things like mittens were an absolute necessity. With my second, I was all prepared with these items, only to realize that my son wasn’t interested in the pacifier. Made things tricky at times! Great post, though!

    • mummyitsok Post author

      Mittens are a must, its amazing how much a little baby can manage to scratch their faces in the night – mine little man was terrible – i think he is actually wolverine!

  • 18-7-2

    MUSLINS! My daughter is surgically attached to her filthy frayed square of textile biohazard, It is her comforter and without it sleep is impossible. When she was younger we could get away with any muslin. Now it has to be the manky one or else! #AnythingGoes

    My son loves his dummy and has a collection of them hidden round the house. He’s getting better but trying to wean him off them is very tricky,

    • mummyitsok Post author

      Muslins saved me many a times from sick! little man has a million dummys but yet we can never find one 🙂

  • It's A Mummy & Baby Life

    Muslins and dummies were definitely our life-savers with Oscar! I wanted a nappy bin but never had the space for one so now we just put them outside the door until we go down to the bin 😉 The neighbours must love us!

    Socks are great…until they learn to take them off all the time!

    • mummyitsok Post author

      Our nappy bin is amazing we are still using it through the nappy / potty training phase, i’m really impressed with how long its lasted. Toddler socks drive me nuts – he takes them off all over the place!

  • butterflymum83

    Great list 🙂 Scratch mitts irritated me from day one as they were constantly falling off but I ADORE the onesies with the built in over-the-hand bits, usually Next do them. Muslins are ESSENTIAL, my son uses one even now as a comforter 🙂 #thebabyformula

  • New Mummy Blog

    I agree with all of these (except we haven’t used a dummy, but I know they are vital to so many). Have you tried Aldi muslins, they’re so soft (I recommend them to everyone, and haven’t tried the Asda ones, so they might be the same).
    Nappy bins seem like a con, but are SO worth it 🙂
    Great post thanks for sharing and hope you can join again next week #TheBabyFormula

    • mummyitsok

      I don’t know what I’d do without the nappy bin – had it 2 years now it’s amazing! Ohh good tip about the Aldi muslins- the Asda ones are pretty absorbent but not very soft even when tumble dried! x

  • Mummy Lala

    Apologies for my slow response,

    A great list here! We stupidly didn’t use scratch mits when Rowan was born and he ended up with quite a few scratches.

    We have that nappy bin and it’s brilliant,

    Of course you can’t go wrong with muslins, we still use them!

    Thanks for linking up with #TheWishlistLinky

    Laura x

  • BrittanyAnneF

    I have those exact muslins, socks, and mittens! I love the Swaddle Me blanket wraps also. They have Velcro, so you do not have to protect the art of swaddling. They also make sizes to grow with your baby. I would add those to the list!

  • Rose M.

    I have the muslin blankies and they were great for my summer baby, but I find flannel ones are more versatile and absorbent. I don’t have a single other item on this list for my 2 little ones and I don’t feel that they are missed in our home.