10 Must Have Baby Items For New Moms

Good morning Aunty Eya, Hello WC, please I need help ASAP. I am due in two weeks and I just realized that the list from the hospital has only items that would be needed before and soon after delivery. 

Baby Items the hospital will make use of. This is my first and am not sure what the must-have items are for a new mom. I don't want to make the same mistake as my cousin who out of excitement bought so many unnecessary baby items that she never got to use.

I
really want to spend wisely even though it's my first. I entered a baby shop yesterday and there are too many beautiful items in there. The shop assistant isn't helping matters either, she has a way of making a customer feel like every baby item in that shop is necessary and important. I had to leave without picking any. Someone please help a newbie mum. 

If I can get a list of at say 10 MUST HAVE BABY ITEMS, even more than that is welcome but with ten I think I should be able to walk into a shop and know what I need.
Thank you all. Looking forward to suggestions from my experienced WC family members.

58 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:41 AM

    Congrats in advance, b ready for latenite feedings...from d 1st 2mths most babies stay home so its best to buy more of bodysuits dan clothes, u can buy clothes for d naming n few more for church..#hugs..

    Caps n socks n mittens set from N200
    Bodysuits sets of 3 from N1000
    Bibs.
    Onesis from N300
    Blankets
    Diapers
    Wipes from N200 up
    Baby's bed with net cover N2k up
    Flask n warmer if bottle feeding
    Sterilizing kit if bottle feeding N6k up
    Carseat instead of carrying d baby by hand in d car. From N8500 u p

    Adebubler

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    1. Anonymous4:01 PM

      You most importantly, also need a diaper bag..

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    2. Anonymous11:07 PM

      U importantly need a shawl n overalls.

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    4. Anonymous3:24 PM

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  2. Anonymous10:48 AM

    Gud morning dear poster,i will give u more dan 10 must have baby tins.cloths(of differnt kinds)shawl,caps,adiagbon or shear butter,diapers or nappies,towel,bathing soaps,cot(if u a financially capable of buying)small bed u can easily put on ur bed if d baby want to slip beside u,baby bag,car seat(if u have a car)if u r using bottles i will advice u to get avent sterillizing unit or get a clean plast covered bucket and soak all d feeding bottles inside with warm water daily but i will advice baby friendly is d best option,walker,digital thermometer,flask for hot water,mosquito net.dats all from my side.gud luck and have a safe delivery

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    1. Anonymous6:10 PM

      Seeing digital thermometer made me realise I needed one.please where can I get one and price range pls.

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    2. Anonymous8:48 AM

      you will get a thermometer at any hospital, just walk up to the nurses, most of them sell. i bought mine for N800.

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  3. Anonymous10:57 AM

    I forgot to add hanger or dryer to dry ur baby cloths

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  4. Anonymous11:21 AM

    I'll advise you divide your list into feeding/Bathing/Sleeping/Clothing items... So for feeding - Breast pump, Feeding bottles, Brush to wash d bottles, Bibs. Bathing - Bath-set, bathing-soap, sponge, powder, body cream etc. Sleeping - Baby cot or little-baby sleep-in net, Sleep suits etc. General clothing - You can do just body suits for 0-3months cos u'll be home most of the time. And you can buy something for naming, hospital visits etc.. Before your baby is 3months, you'll know the 'essentials' needed to carry-on from there.

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  5. Anonymous11:33 AM

    Congrats new mum 2 be,wishing u safe delivery.Pls wen z d rite tym 2 start shopping 4 baby tinz?????

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    1. Anonymous12:08 PM

      Frm 30 wks in my opinion.
      U wld still be strong enuff to walk arnd in d market, u wld ve been 99 % sure of d sex(if u r checking).
      U shld be packed nd organised by 35 wks cos a baby born at 36 wks and above is considered full term.

      Karen

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  6. Anonymous11:43 AM

    I advise u not too get many clothes for 0-3 months just nappy vest popularly called pin down ( its like a top u just pin under d babies nappy),
    sleepsuits also known as over all (it covers baby frm neck down), about 4 cool dressy items cos u wont go out much,
    johnson head-to-toe shower gel it can be used to wash d hair and its tear free or any other no-tears soap.
    Sterilising unit and liquid (i prefer liquid, d salts sometimes stain.
    Pads for ur post baby bleeding.
    Baby nail clipper/ baby scissors jst incase he or she has long nails.
    Shawls
    Receiving blanket
    Baby plastic comb
    Diaper for new born, ( dnt buy too much of this incase ur baby grows fast or is big frm birth besides u may be getting lots as gifts.
    Baby hats.
    Nursing bras and pads for leaks
    Baby lotion
    Baby sponge
    Bath tub, buckets, basket (usually comes in set).
    A gd quality car seat that actually does the job of protecting ur baby in case of accidents wld not cost less than 15k. Usually comes with base but u wld not use it at first and shld be used rear facing.
    Pack d essentials in a small box and be prepared cos d baby may cme anytime.
    For urself pack 2 nice outfits for hospital stay and going hme, remember pple wld cme c u and may also be waiting at home, toothpaste nd brush, gd nighty, panties, hair brush nd makeup brush.

    Karen

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    1. Anonymous11:54 AM

      Makeup bag*
      For d car seat 4got to add that there are lots of fakes or poorly made ones arnd u can ask any1 u know that owns 1 that has lasted.
      Also make sure u buy cotton clothes for ur baby, sme babies react to polyester.
      Their skin is very tender

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    2. Anonymous10:04 PM

      Makeup bag ke????? As a new mum where will she find time to makeup???? Confused bout dis, it's not necessary abeg

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    3. Anonymous10:05 PM

      Makeup bag ke????? As a new mum where will she find time to makeup???? Confused bout dis, it's not necessary abeg

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    4. Anonymous10:06 PM

      Makeup bag ke????? As a new mum where will she find time to makeup???? Confused bout dis, it's not necessary abeg

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    5. Anonymous11:17 PM

      Please i went to visit my friend three days after CS in the hospital and this woman had on lipgloss and eyepencil, earrings small stud ones though not to mention her hair was combed well and she looked good for someone who had just gone through surgery. Just because you have a baby does not mean you should stop looking your best she did her makeup when her twins were sleeping. And you wonder why new fathers are more likely to cheat soon after their wives give birth it is because of attitudes like this. This same friend not only had a make up bag but her toiletry bag contained her fav Victoria Secrets body washes, splashes and a bottle of perfume

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    6. Anonymous1:10 PM

      Makeup is known to make a lot of women feel gd about themselves.
      Just after u ve a baby u may be down with baby blues.
      It helps, at least it helped me.

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    7. Anonymous9:52 AM

      True take my friend.

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  7. Anonymous11:54 AM

    I'll add to what d 2 anons have written. Baby drawer, for d onesies and body suits, I'll advice u buy 2 packs each of 0-3 months becuz if u buy more it will waste as babies tend to out grow them in less than 3 months sef! If ur house is wide enof u can buy baby cot or bassinet, or buy that baby net that cost 2k u can place it on d bed beside u!buy lots of bibs and baby face napkins. Baby carrier too pls go for the foreign ones Oo°˚˚˚°! Or buy second hand! Becuz dis our naija/ china made snaps very easily. Baby Pacifier,baby rattle.oops going too far. Lol

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    1. Anonymous12:05 PM

      I wld advise u go to Oroyinyin for ur baby things

      And for d question when to start buying baby things, u can start from 3mths gone in ur preg.

      Adebubler.

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  8. Anonymous12:23 PM

    Pls Adebubler wats Oroyinyin

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    1. Anonymous6:46 PM

      My bad, its a place in Lagos where baby things r sold, @ adeniji, island.

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  9. Anonymous12:48 PM

    Pampers Mini/Midi/Maxi/Junior sizes. Either sunrise/economy pack or premium care. Congrats!

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  10. Danie2:02 PM

    No nid for electric sterilizing unit cuz of power phcn . Get a bucket wit cover for ur bottles and Milton ., breast pump, mosquito net,wipes, diapers, lots of socks, pls don't buy shoes waste of money cuz he will grow out of dem faster Dan u will think

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  11. Anonymous3:11 PM

    Jst tu add:mentholatums,combs,powder&if u‘re livin in d north u‘ll nid sweaters too;safe delivery&congrats.

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  12. Anonymous3:25 PM

    Don't forget to buy baby toys cos it help them develop well.

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  13. Anonymous4:02 PM

    Oronyin is a street in Dosunmu (Off adeniji) where you buy baby-stuffs @ wholesale prices.. and they are imported..

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  14. Anonymous6:04 PM

    I will be given birth next month, outside the hospital list, these r the things I brought. Shawls, Overall, Body suits, Socks, Caps, Hand glove, Wipes, Diapers, Towel, Baby Comb, Sponge, Bibs, Bath tub, 2 clothes only,Car seat, Dryer for cloth, Nursing bar, Baby cot, Stroller (optional) and Baby bag. Good Luck dear.

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    1. Anonymous4:32 PM

      How much did u buy the cot pls?

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    2. Anonymous4:40 PM

      How much did u buy the cot pls?

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  15. Anonymous7:09 PM

    Sorry to bother u pls give me more details on how to locate the place,will be due Dec and am yet to buy my baby stuff.Thanx

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  16. Lizzy7:20 PM

    Congrats. just a few more things to add to what everyone has said. Disposable pants for yourself (u might get too busy to keep washing blood stained pants),breast pads, baby bouncer (can be used from birth as u don't want to be holding the baby allthe time), lots of heavy duty maternity pads.

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    1. Anonymous8:15 PM

      I hope you've adviced d expectant mum?

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    2. Anonymous9:45 PM

      I hope you've adviced d expectant mum?

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    3. Anonymous11:23 PM

      And how is what Lizzy has said dirty? Don't women wash their blood stained period panties please take several seats in the stadium. Everyone knows women bleed and more so after birth and this is a first time mum she is advising who may not know the magnitude of blood that comes out after delivery so please take yourself and your clean self back to your no bloodied panties washing land mschewwwwwwwwwwww

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    4. peace5:38 AM

      So people still have dis idea dat blood is dirty??? Am sure u re among those pple dat will still kip women in caves wen dey re dia period. So wat shud she say instead of blood 'milk???'.

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  17. Anonymous8:07 PM

    U wld need a bowl to put diapers, wipes,oil,comb etc.this is for easy access cos you don't want to be looking for stuffs after bathing the baby or during a diaper change.better still you could get a baby changing table with a bowl underneath.I wish u a safe delivery.

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  18. Anonymous8:14 PM

    Ok so this is a list for delivery in Nigeria right?Because other than diapers, sanitary towels, disposable panties, clothes and toiletries most of the other things being mentioned here are not needed if delivering in the UK or US or those high end private VI hospitals in Lagos. Can't imagine carrying a bucket to the hospital Naija I weep for thee!

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    1. Anonymous9:08 PM

      Madam oyibo, she already has hospital list but needs items for immediately afterwards. The bucket suggestions are for sterilizing bottles.

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    2. Anonymous11:20 PM

      Ok oh madam naija I have heard still I weep for Naija public hospitals

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    3. Gan rest jor why don't you do sumtin abt it instead of just weeping, e b like say u get plenty tears cos after u weep e go still be d same.mtcheeeeeeeew

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    4. Anonymous3:19 PM

      Yes oh infact I have weeped an entire bucket

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  19. Anonymous8:26 PM

    You asked for 10 most important items for NOW:

    1)Lady sept pads
    2)olive oil,
    3)spirit and cotton wool
    4)Diapers
    5)Vest {long johns)and caps. No need for socks because the long john has a footie.
    6)Shawl/blanket and towel
    7)Fold-able bed net(those with zip)
    8)Flask, small cup with cover and a tea-spoon.
    9)Toiletries:{Any brand of your choice, and sponge, soap,]
    10)A set of baby plastic bath.

    Weeks after birth, you would know what you NEED more and some items you have to improvise because it serves the same purpose.

    IMPROVISE:
    Sterilization kit: Buy a clear plastic bucket with cover. Every morning pour hot water into it, and change everyday.

    Feeding bottle set: Buy a simple 3-in-1 feeding bottles, because if you buy the brand set, you would realize you use 2 mostly and the rest would be left in the box and how long do you want to continue bottle feeding your child?

    Car seat: It's not commonly used in Nigeria, but if you are a working mother with a car, and don't have a maid and drops her child at a creche, you would need it. But if otherwise, don't bother.

    Bra: Any good bra that holds your breast firm can do the job. Put a clean white handkerchief everyday to soak up any breast milk if you leak.

    Remember, there is no strict rule to anything. Just follow your instinct and purse.

    God see you through your safe delivery.

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    1. Anonymous9:17 PM

      I forgot to say that you can use warm water to clean up your baby after poo-poo when at home, and use baby wipes when outing. So you don't need to buy baby wipes now.

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    2. Anonymous2:32 AM

      I like your simple list.

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    3. ogoo nwosu4:47 AM

      baby wipe is good for that first poo poo of your baby which is hard to clean with just water

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  20. Anonymous10:21 PM

    Wl resume work by ending ds mnth. Sisters pls suggest d best car seat dt last longer. not chinko made biko

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  21. creampalace10:48 PM

    You 've listed it well, hundred likes

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  22. Anonymous4:09 AM

    Spırıt, bathgel, powder, shampoo, lotıon, cottonwool, cottonbud, savlon, metholatum, Comfıt pad, bathıng set, showels, blankets, baby clothes, Dıapers, feedıng bottles, sterılızer, spoons, cups, flask, Car seat, buggy, baby cot, nipple sores balm, babby carrier, nappy rash cream, spirit, breast pad, breast pump, towels, nursing bra, sleep suits (long and short sleeved), vests, cardigan, jacket, hat, mittens, booties, bottle brush, feeding bottles, bibs, cotton wool, baby bath, baby changing bag, steriliser, baby lotion, baby perfume, dusting powder, soap, sponge, nail scissors, baby carrier,

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  23. Anonymous6:07 PM

    Getting to Oronyin.. If you're coming from Iyana-Oworo end, after the turning too Ebutte-Metta on 3rd-Mainland bridge, keep watching the signage.. You'll see a turn into "Adeniji". Drive straight in and go straight down. Don't make any turns, just follow the road down. You'll see a petrol station called "BOVAS", next to the station is "Oronyin" street. Drive straight down and you'll see a big building which has many sets of shops for baby-stuffs.. Good luck!

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  24. Anonymous6:07 PM

    Getting to Oronyin.. If you're coming from Iyana-Oworo end, after the turning too Ebutte-Metta on 3rd-Mainland bridge, keep watching the signage.. You'll see a turn into "Adeniji". Drive straight in and go straight down. Don't make any turns, just follow the road down. You'll see a petrol station called "BOVAS", next to the station is "Oronyin" street. Drive straight down and you'll see a big building which has many sets of shops for baby-stuffs.. Good luck!

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  25. Thanks people! I did not ask this question but its going to help me a lot. Am 3 months pregnant after 3 years of my 1st baby and am so excited! Thank u.

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    1. Anonymous8:03 AM

      Congrats lisa,God will see you thru,#hugs#

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  26. you guys are da bomb. God bless y'all

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  27. Hi mums, I just put to bed to the most gorgeously sweet baby girl....i am working as well. Initially joggling taking care of baby, my home and shopping was an issue. i would go online to places like jumia and konga to buy baby things but saw that they dont stock everything...i then got referred to a page on facebook....its an online shop on facebook that soley sells for babies from birth to 1 year. I mean EVERYTHING....gosh...you dont know the relief. I have been buying from them and now my baby is almost one in next month....am crying cos I will miss them till the next baby..but I just thought i should share...this might help...cos shopping online eliminated doing it physically...take a look at them..like them pls pls....they have evrything and are very professional and nice....the owner, i met her, she is a mum too.... www.facebook.com/officiallittleangels

    let me know your experience...you will thank me. Share this with other mums too

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  28. Anonymous1:39 PM

    Hi everyone
    Wow I'm really amazed to find such a wonderful site.
    I stumbled on it when browsing for online baby things. Its nice to know we have our backs here in naija. Pls keep up the good work.
    I leave in the north of naija. But these tips are going to help me and I'll get armed and start off right away.
    I suddenly realized I was 28 weeks when I went for scanning and Its a long story and yes Ive being going to antenatal but ..... Time flies
    So I panicked thinking I was to late. But now I'll start by writing down what I need and purchasing them one after the order,I think I'll be through before baby comes.Thank you guys You are the best.

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