Things to Prepare Before You Deliver

We know that first-time parenthood can be a flurry of preparation and activity – there’s just seemingly an endless list of things to do before you deliver and baby finally arrives! Which is why we’ve put together a handy checklist that can help you along as you embark on this journey – scroll on to see if you’ve got these essentials ready:

Baby’s Room

  • Baby Cot
  • Musical mobiles or Merry-Go-round
  • Mattress
  • Blanket
  • Bumper
  • Pillow and pillow case
  • Bedsheets x 2
  • Changing table ( good to have )
  • Baby thermometer

Clothes for baby

  • Mittens / Bootees
  • Cloth Diapers
  • Nappy liners
  • Blouse/shirts – long and short sleeves x 4
  • Suits
  • Rompers x 4
  • Handkerchiefs ( at least 2 dozen )
  • Face towels ( at least 1 dozen )

Baby bath products

  • Baby wipes ( at least 3 pack )
  • Bath Tub
  • Anti – slip mat x 1
  • Changing mat x 1
  • Bath towel x 3
  • Bath sponge (optional) small cotton x 1 box or handkerchief
  • Baby soap/bath lotion
  • Baby shampoo x 1
  • Baby oil (optional)
  • Cotton buds x 1 box
  • Baby powder box with puff x 1

Other baby essentials

  • Basket for baby laundry nappy/detergent/softener
  • Hanger for drying mittens/booties/handkerchiefs
  • Milk bottles big + small and teats
  • Bottle scrub brush
  • Warmer cum carrier bag
  • Large pan/pot (for sterilizing)
  • Tongs (to handle hot bottles)
  • Electric steam sterilizer
  • Milk containers
  • Bags/milk bottles to store expressed breastmilk

Mummy Care

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  • Pretty maternity dresses, tops and bottoms
  • Pajamas with front opening for breast feeding (try our sleep wear)
  • A good breast pump
  • Anti stretchmark creams
  • Nursing Bras
  • Maternity Bras (check out our lingerie)
  • Nipple cream for cracked nipples
  • Nursing pads
  • Disposable panties
  • Cotton panties (larger size – good to have in later stage of pregnancy)
  • Sanitary pads
  • Panty liners
  • Bedroom slippers
  • Painkillers (with doctors’ prescription only)

Misc

  • Safety pins
  • Pacifiers
  • Thermometer (check room temperature)
  • Nail clippers
  • Anti-nappy rash cream
  • Oil for wind (Ru Yi or “White Tree Oil”)
  • Ziplock bags
  • Electrical HotFlask (autoboil), for quick access boiling water for formula milk
  • Thermoflask without autoboil, for mum’s drinking water
  • Claypot or double boil claypot for mum’s confinement soup
  • Claypot or earthenware for cooking pig’s trotters in ginger and black vinegar
  • 2 pails for mum’s bathing and face cleansing
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