Shopping list - New baby

Parentree-editors 2008-08-17 03:40:33

Here is a handy list of items that you will find useful in your preparation for a new Indian baby.


  • Tote bag that you can stylishly carry when taking your baby around
    • Make sure it can fit a half a dozen diapers, diaper changing pad, wet wipes, spare set of clothes, spare baby blanket, pacifier etc.,
  • Car seat
  • Stroller/Pram
  • Baby monitor
  • Crib & crib mattress & waterproof liner for the crib
    • Even if baby sleeps with you in the night, it maybe useful to put your baby in a safe crib at other times


  • Onesies (one-piece cotton clothing for baby)
  • Soft cotton sheets and blankets which are not fluffy
  • Soft cotton towels
  • Soft cotton blankets to wrap baby in
  • Head cap or hat
  • Cotton socks

Health & Hygiene

  • Diapers
  • Wet wipes
  • Easily cleanable diaper changing pad (plastic)
    • Don't ignore this. Many children think the best time to pee is when the diaper had been opened for parents to take a look. This pad helps minimize the cleanup.
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Thermometer
  • Baby soap or homemade natural alternative
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby nail cutters
  • Pacifiers
  • Massage oil (Natural sesame oil is a great choice)


  • High contrast toys with primary colours
  • Toys that make soft sounds when rolled or moved
  • Mobiles
  • Toys with human face features like eyes
  • Toys with simple designs (straight lines, simple shapes, bull's eye etc.)
  • See toy guide


 Former member 2013-04-29 16:55:32


Hi, This is a great post. There is a new Center that has opened up in Chennai called Baby Bliss. At Baby Bliss, they ensure a Healthy Baby & Happy Mom while getting pregnant, during pregnancy (prenatal care) and post pregnancy (post natal care). Check out their website at

2010-10-29 10:23:06


First of all congrats... I like the products in Mothercare. "Baby shop" in Bangalore has good stuff. And i guess there is one branch in delhi as well. But don't know where you get tailor made frocks.

2010-10-28 17:44:52


Hi - I am based in Delhi and expecting a baby in January. Can anyone suggest good baby shops/ designers in Delhi who can make baby frocks/ receiving blankets/ new born blankets/ crib bedding etc for new borns..thanks


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