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    We've Gathered 42 Essential Items For New Parents

    Everything in one place, so you can spend more time getting excited about your new arrival.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    Maybe you're in your third trimester and are thinking it's about time you started filling the nursery with...stuff.


    In case you don't know where to start, here's the overarching list of all 42 things you could ever need.


    The best part? It can all be purchased on Amazon Australia while sitting on the couch, heavily pregnant in your PJs.

    Setting Up Your Nursery

    1. This impossibly stylish and functional Snuz Pod3 Bedside Crib, which is the ideal sleeping solution for breastfeeding mamas.


    Take it from someone who has spent many months of recent years dragging herself out of bed to feed a hungry baby in the next room — the option to roll over and feed your bubs while they are in their own safe sleeping space will feel like a godsend after a few sleepless weeks.

    This particular crib has nine height settings to suit your bed, a detachable bassinet for easy transport and breathable mesh sides for airflow and sight at all times.

    Buy for $449 from Amazon Australia.

    2. Or, if you've opted for a cot, this Childcare Inner Spring Mattress, which has been designed to reduce heat and moisture retention.


    This mattress has been fitted with side ventilation, so baby can sleep comfortably through even the Aussie summer heat. Low allergenic and made with tempered steel springs and high density foam, your baby will sleep like...well, a baby.

    Buy for $95 from Amazon Australia.

    3. And this Bubba Blue Bamboo Mattress Standard Cot Protector, because you just don't know what kind of messes will end up on that mattress.


    Bamboo is a natural fibre, making this a comfortable, breathable cover to spend the night on. A waterproof underlay prevents leaks from damaging your mattress.

    Buy for $21.95 from Amazon Australia.

    4. These Little Archer & Co. Cotton Fitted Cot Sheets, which will suit any nursery they're placed in.


    If your baby is safely swaddled, you'll only really need fitted sheets for the cot in the early days. These pure cotton fitted sheets are soft against baby skin — plus, just look at how adorable the little giraffe and elephant print is!

    Buy a pack of two for $27.99 from Amazon Australia.

    5. This Zeke and Zoey Cotton Knit Baby Blanket, which will comfort your baby through all the seasons.


    Most mothers will confirm you can never have too many blankets. Pro tip: Make sure you have a variety of blankets in different shapes and sizes.

    This one is made of pure cotton, a natural fibre — breathable in summer, yet warm and cosy in cooler months. It also comes in ocean blue, dove grey and baby pink, should white not be your thing.

    Buy for $28.99 from Amazon Australia.

    6. This Childcare Universal Two Tier Change Table, because whoever told you the top of a dresser would do the same job, lied.


    Girl, look after that back! Leaning over to change several nappies a day (sometimes hourly) is not good for you. Get a changing table that is the right height for you and comes with a storage shelf underneath for the hundreds of nappies and nappy wipes you’re going to need.

    Buy for $179.99 from Amazon Australia.

    7. And this Babyrest Deluxe Waterproof Change Mat, because you wouldn't want to lie on a hard surface several times a day either.


    You’ll need a change pad for the top of your change table to keep bubs comfortable and stop them from rolling all over the show. Word of caution: Still never leave your baby unattended on said change table.

    Buy for $39.95 from Amazon Australia.

    8. This Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies Owl Nightlight and Baby Soother, which is so bloody adorable I want one for my room.


    Don’t break your toe (or worse yet, wake up the baby) as you attempt to navigate your way around a dark nursery — get yourself a good nightlight. Plus, this handy little sidekick also doubles as a soother, playing your baby melodies and white noise to lull them to sleep.

    Buy for $54 from Amazon Australia.

    9. This ORICOM Baby Monitor, which comes with both camera and audio.


    Get ready to waste some serious time watching your baby sleep with this video security system and sound detection monitor. It also allows you to check the temperature of your baby’s room — talk about tech savvy.

    Buy for $229 from Amazon Australia.

    Other Big Ticket Items

    10. This Ergobaby Four-Position 360 Baby Carrier, which you will be grateful for after hours of holding your delightful-yet-growing baby in your arms.


    Right when you think you're going to get your body back, then comes the fourth trimester — that period of time post-birth when your baby still wants to be attached to you for comfort. So, strap your baby to your front and go about your day with this ergonomic baby carrier — win-win!

    Buy for $199 from Amazon Australia.

    11. This Baby Jogger City Mini GT Stroller, because nothing's more frustrating than a big-ass, cumbersome stroller.


    Look like a pro-ass parent with this super lightweight stroller. It literally folds up in 1.5 seconds, which will come in handy while trying to escape the scene with a screaming baby in tow.

    Buy for $639.99 from Amazon Australia.

    12. This Baby Jogger City Go Capsule, which will allow you to transfer your sleeping baby from car to stroller in one swift movement.


    It's a car seat, pram insert and carrier all in one. Parents, you’re welcome! You'll also need adaptors — find here.

    Buy for $358.16 from Amazon Australia.

    Changing Items

    13. This WaterWipes Value Pack, which has been approved by the Eczema Association of Australasia.


    Made from cotton wool, water and a drop of fruit extract, you’ll love knowing they’re completely natural and so so gentle on your baby’s cute little tooshy.

    Buy nine packs of 60 wipes for $56.23 from Amazon Australia.

    14. This one month supply of Huggies Ultimate Nappies For Newborns (up to 5kg), because you don't want to get caught out without nappies after a poo explosion.


    Get a month's supply of newborn nappies, as you won’t want to be making any quick dashes to the supermarket once you realise you’re down to the last one. But FYI, newborns tend to outgrow things fast. So best have the next size up handy, too.

    Buy a box of 216 nappies for $48.59 from Amazon Australia.

    15. This classic black nappy bag, which won't look out of place on weekends or the office, should you choose to go back to work.


    You'll need a lightweight nappy bag that can be wiped down, fit all of your things and has organised storage pockets — anything else will just make your life more difficult. This particular bag not only has a place for all your valuables — keys, phone, tablet — but also comes with an insulated bottle bag and padded change mat, so baby has everything they need too.

    Buy for $64.98 from Amazon Australia.

    16. This BabyBetsy Portable Nappy Changing Mat, because you can't take your changing table everywhere around with you.


    Invest in a changing mat for every room of your house and have a stash of nappies and nappy wipes handy, too — trust me.

    Buy for $27.95 from Amazon Australia.

    17. This Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment, which no nursery is complete without.


    Keep your baby’s bottom nappy rash free with a preventative barrier cream. Weird fact, it also makes a good lip balm.

    Buy a100g tube for $9.99 from Amazon Australia.

    Feeding Items

    18. This Haakaa Silicone Manual Breast Pump, because whoever said, "don't cry over spilt milk", clearly never breastfed.


    For those who are hoping to breastfeed, did you know that when your baby feeds off one side, the other side leaks (I know right, weird)? Save that precious liquid gold with the Haakaa Manual Breast Pump.

    Buy for $18.05 from Amazon Australia.

    19. And the Medela Swing Maxi Double Electric Breast Pump, which is used in many hospital maternity wards, it's that good.


    Pumping is totally the most boring motherhood task. Having a double-sided breast pump will literally half the time of pumping.

    This award-winning electric pump is not only time-efficient, but can operate off batteries or via cord, making it suitable on the go or at home. Its four buttons allow you to change the duration and strength of each pump, so you can adjust as your milk supply changes over time.

    Buy the swing maxi motor unit, two 150ml bottles, two bottle stands, two breast shields and all attachments for $339.99 from Amazon Australia.

    20. This Medela Breastmilk Store and Feeding Kit, because you can never have too many bottles.


    It’s definitely useful to have the same branded bottles as your breast pump. This will make the whole “pump, store, feed, repeat” routine a lot quicker. Word of caution: Slow realising teats are the way to go to help avoid nipple confusion.

    Buy one teat, two 150ml bottles, two 250ml bottles and five pump and save bags for $39.99 from Amazon Australia.

    21. This Boon Grass Countertop Drying Rack, which is so cute you won't mind it taking up counter space.


    Who would have thought finding a hygienic place to dry your feeding equipment would be so darn difficult? Whoever invented this countertop drying rack is an absolute genius.

    Buy for $21.16 from Amazon Australia.

    22. These Big Softies Towelling Cotton Nappies, which no, I've not put under the wrong section.


    Pure cotton, thick and absorbent — many mothers swear by terry towelling nappies as the ideal burping cloths. Have a few of these stashed around the place for those unexpected projectile vomits.

    Buy a pack of 12 for $25 from Amazon Australia.

    23. This organic cotton nursing pillow, which will save you heaps in chiropractor bills from leaning over to feed baby.


    Feeding can feel awkward and unco initially. Take the pressure off things in the early days with this, Amazon's number one bestselling nursing pillow. And once you're done with it, you can also use it to prop up your baby – talk about resourceful.

    Buy $39.95 from Amazon Australia.

    24. This Munchkin Silicone Baby Food Feeder, which is the perfect solution for feeding on the go.


    Take the anxiety out of introducing your baby to their first solids with this epic invention. Just chop up some fruit, insert it into this handy little contraption and wham bam, thank you, mam.

    Buy for $22.84 from Amazon Australia.

    Clothing Items

    25. This Bonds Baby Zippy, which only the best damn onesie out there, no competition.


    Do yourself a favour and get six to eight Bonds onesies in every size. Yes, a frilly top and pants combo looks super cute. But who has time for that after a poosplosion, ammirite? This onesie also has a two-way zip feature making nappy changes a breeze.

    Buy from $10.73 from Amazon Australia.

    26. This Bonds Baby Wonderbodies Singletsuit, which is the number one bestselling baby one-piece on Amazon.


    Babies feel the cool way more than we do — the saying goes, a baby should always have an extra layer to what you’re wearing. So, singlets are great for layering them up.

    Buy a pack of two from $9.86 from Amazon Australia.

    27. This Bonds Unisex Classic Bootee, to keep those little baby toes warm.


    New babies don’t really need shoes, but they do need socks. These Bonds bootees are fabulous.

    The point I'm trying to make with these last few items, is Bonds are pretty darn great for all things babywear.

    Buy for $4.77 from Amazon Australia.

    28. This Petit Bamboo Baby Beanie, which is both hypoallergenic and antibacterial.


    Forget bows and headbands (ok, maybe still get a few as they're cute AF) what you’ll actually need is a newborn baby beanie for when you leave the hospital. Babies lose a lot of heat from their tiny heads, so this will keep them warm.

    Buy for $13.82 from Amazon Australia.

    29. This Twinklebelle Baby Breathable Sun Hat, which has a 50+ UPF rating.


    And depending on where you are in Oz, don’t forget a baby hat for when the temperatures sky rocket (if they haven’t already). This one comes in ten different patterns, so there's sure to be one you love.

    Buy from $20.96 from Amazon Australia.

    30. These baby bibs with teether, because the shoulders of your shirts will not survive otherwise.


    Get yourself bibs, bibs and more bibs AND in the darkest possible colours where possible, as constantly soaking soiled baby bibs isn’t much fun for anyone.

    These bibs are excellent value for money — an extra thick fleece lining ensures drool doesn't soak through to baby's clothing and a teether to the tip gives baby something to relieve sore gums with when teething.

    Buy a pack of seven for $44.85 from Amazon Australia.

    31. This Baby Studio Swaddle Bag, which is responsible for the uninterrupted sleep of so many grateful, grateful parents.


    Avoid the tricky task of swaddling your wriggly baby in a muslin wrap — as somehow those little hands always escape anyway. This sleep sack, come straight-jacket, is absolutely amazing.

    Buy for $23.60 from Amazon Australia.

    Medical Items

    32. This Vicks Warm Steam Vaporizer, because baby doesn't know how to blow their nose yet (unfortunately) .


    Your baby’s first cold is totally devastating. Let this vaporizer work its magic, helping you and bubs through this hard time. No need to worry about safety — its fitted with an automatic shut-off when water runs out and the steam is 25% cooler than the average vapourizer.

    Buy for $55.24 from Amazon Australia.

    33. This Cherub Baby 4-in-1 Infrared Digital Ear and Forehead Thermometer, which is the hygienic and super fast way to take baby's temp.


    This is the mother of all thermometers and reads your baby’s temperature in one second – rather handy considering your baby’s patience will be around this also. It's also fitted with a fever indicator and built-in flashlight.

    Buy for $62.56 from Amazon Australia.

    34. This baby nail clipper, for when you don't want to bite them off like mum suggested.


    By far one of the most terrifying jobs will be cutting your baby’s tiny finger and toenails. Never fear, this specialised baby nail clipper will take some of the anxiety away.

    Buy for $5.45 from Amazon Australia.

    Other Handy Items

    35. These All4Ella pram pegs, which also come with a handy muslin cloth.


    Pram pegs are seriously the handiest accessories going around. Peg anything to your pram from nappy bags to muslin wraps — especially useful when baby is asleep and you don't want direct sunlight waking them!

    Buy the set of two prams and single muslin cloth for $21.32 from Amazon Australia.

    36. This Natural Rubber Soother Twin Pack, which is designed to simulate feeding for breastfed babies.


    Ahhh dummies, the age-old debate! Whether you choose to use them or not, these dummies are made of natural rubber and comfortably shaped for your baby's mouth.

    Buy a pack of two for $16.34 from Amazon Australia.

    37. This Malarkey Kids Munch Mitt Sensory Teething Mitten, for babies that can't hold onto regular teethers.


    Teething will make your baby want to chew on absolutely everything to relieve the pressure. But at least they will have some fun while chewing on this cute little teething mitten.

    Buy for $19.99 from Amazon Australia.

    38. This baby tent and travel bed, which is easily set up and packed in seconds.


    Rocking up to the beach only to discover there’s no shade for bubs is an easy mistake to make. This cute little beach tent, come travel bed, will be the perfect beach companion to shade your baby from the harsh Aussie sun.

    Buy for $49.99 from Amazon Australia.

    Toy Items

    39. This Fisher-Price Colourful Carnival Bouncer, which is the safest way for you to occupy a baby not yet sitting upright by themselves.


    You’ll definitely need a portable baby bouncer so that bubs can safely follow you around the house. And yes, this will most likely mean them watching you on the toilet — goodbye, privacy.

    Buy for $32 from Amazon Australia.

    40. This Skip Hop Treetop Friends Baby Play Mat Activity Gym, because you can only play peek-a-boo so many times.

    This one is also fabulous for keeping bubs entertained while they work on their motor skills and you watch some Netflix.

    Buy for $120 from Amazon Australia.

    41. This Ten Little Fingers And Ten Little Toes Board Book, which is the sweetest way for you to spend time with your little bundle.


    Reading to your baby early on is great for their language development and Mem Fox is a baby book genius. Her books are always super interactive, all while being educational, too.

    Buy for $12 from Amazon Australia.

    42. And finally, these Gummee Glove Teether Links, which you'll want to occupy bubs when in pram and car seat.


    Pretty much every baby is obsessed with these colourful teething links. You can attach them to the pram, play mat or basically anything that bubs can get their hands on.

    Buy for $24.52 from Amazon Australia.

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