• Stefanie Plum

Prepare for your baby with this essential checklist - Newborn Photography Brisbane

Expecting a baby and feeling like you have a huge list of things to buy but not sure where to start? I have created an essential check list so you can tick off each item as you go and know you have everything covered for when your baby arrives. Not everything on the list will be needed for every parent but it covers all those big ticket items and smaller things that can come in handy with a new Bub.


Baby Shops are a great place to start as they cover a lot of these items and you can see them first hand and decide what type of Pram/Carseat etc you might be wanting. Once you have narrowed down your choices you can start purchasing and ticking the items off the list. It can also make a great list to give to your baby shower guests and let them know what else you still need.


  • Booking your Newborn Photographer - Top of the list you need to get in early

  • Cot & Mattress

  • Changetable

  • Car seat/ Capsule

  • Pram

  • High Chair

  • Baby Swing

  • Carrier/Sling

  • Baby Monitor

  • Cot Mobile

  • Cot Bedding

  • Clothes

  • Wraps/Blankets

  • Nappy Bag

  • Nappies

  • Wipes

  • Bath Products

  • Baby Bath

  • Nipple Shields/Creams

  • Breast Pads

  • Bottles

  • Breast Pump

  • Nappy Bin

  • Bottle Steriliser

  • Supportive Maternity Bra

  • Baby Bouncer

  • Milestone Cards

  • Mirror for the car

If you are on a budget or trying to save on items you aren't sure if you will use you can purchase all of these items from second hand sites such as Gumtree, Ebay, Facebook Marketplace and Secondhand Shops. You might even have girlfriends who have older children and no longer need some of their baby items and can pass them onto you.


If you loved this checklist check out my other blog on what to pack in your hospital bags

Check it out here