Your Newborn Essentials

Your Newborn Essentials

Congratulations! You’re having a baby, it is the best news in the world and now the fun for your new arrival.

It’s tough to know where to start when you are expecting a baby but here at Mama + Max we have tried to make it as simple as possible by putting together this checklist for you. We have included all the gorgeous bits and pieces you can buy from us, as well as a few other things you’ll need.


  • Baby Nest – The nest provides your baby with a safe feeling in the transition from mummy’s tummy to sleeping in a cot.
  • Baby Nest sheets – we recommend 4, so you have lots of spares in the early days 
  • Swaddles – perfect for calming and helping babies to sleep
  • Baby Monitor
  • Room Thermometer
  • Cotbed
  • Cot Mattress
  • Mattress Protector
  • Fitted Sheets – we recommend 3 or 4, so you have spares
  • Sleeping Bag – these are one of the safest forms of bedding for your baby when used correctly. We recommend 1.0 tog in the summer months when the weather is warmer and 2.5 tog in the winter months when it starts to get cold outside.
  • Changing Mat – We have a great selection of changing mats and baskets to make changing nappies much for fun and stylish


  • Bath Towels – we recommend 3 or 4 hooded bath towels, so you have spares and can keep your precious bundle of joy warm and snuggly after bathtime whilst you get them dry
  • Baby Brush
  • Bath Thermometer
  • Wash Cloth – baby bath towel mitts have been designed to keep bathtime simple so you can wash your baby whilst using your other hand to hold them steady
  • Nail Scissors or clippers
  • Bath Toys – keeping your little one entertained, choose toys with no holes so they stay hygienic and mould free.
  • Bath Books – make bathtime fun and encourage a love of books from an early age 


  • Baby Gym – an activity mat that will stimulate your babies senses
  • Sensory Toys - designed to delight your baby’s developing senses
  • Playmat – so your baby has somewhere soft to be laid on whilst playing on the floor
  • Soft Toys – perfect for a newborn baby 


  • Car Seat
  • Isofix Base
  • Pram or Pushchair
  • Blanket – to keep your little one wrapped out when you’re out and about, we recommend a 2 or 3 so you have spares
  • Pram and Car Seat Rain Cover
  • Pram suit (for the winter months when you’re out and about)
  • Parasol for the pram or pushchair
  • Travel Cot
  • Changing Bag
  • Sunshade for the car 


  • Muslins – these are life, we recommend you can never have enough and we have a huge selection for you to choose from
  • Nursing Bras
  • Breast Pads
  • Nipple cream 


  • Bottles
  • Steriliser
  • Bottle brush
  • Muslins – these are life, we recommend you can never have enough and we have a huge selection for you to choose from
  • Bottle warmer 


  • Bodysuits – in the early days you’ll go through a lot of changes of clothes, so we recommend having a minimum of 10 bodysuits
  • Sleepsuits 
  • Cardigans 
  • Socks 
  • Hat – you’ll need one when you’re in hospital after the baby is born to help regulate their temperature in their new environment and then some when you’re out and about to keep them nice a warm
  • Rompers – a cosy option for your newborn baby, rompers are easy to put on and take off and the poppers make nappy changing the dream 

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