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Things to Buy For a Newborn Baby in Nigeria

Are you a parent expecting a new born baby soon? Or are you a concerned friend pondering over what things to buy for your friend who recently had a new born baby? Read here to get a checklist of things to buy for a newborn baby in Nigeria.

Whether in parenthood or not, drafting out the list of things to buy for a newborn can put your parenting abilities to the test, most especially, for new parents. Leaving out important things on the list could leave your options vague when deciding on what is necessary for newborn. You don’t have to be alone in this. When shopping for newborns is seen as fun motivated by love, you see the task beyond a challenge. How can you carry the load lighter than you think?Information Guide Nigeria

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A more balanced approach is to consult a checklist of things for newborn babies or even an experience parent. Because newborns change and grow faster, there is need to draw a balance on what is necessary and what’s not so as to avoid over buying. To ease your job, you have a full list of things to buy for a newborn baby in Nigeria on this post.

The list of things to buy for a newborn are categorised below. These categories can help you get a better scope of the things needed.

  • Clothing
  • Feeding & Nursing
  • Bathing and GroomingThings to Buy For a Newborn Baby
  • Health and safety
  • Nursery
  • Beddings
  • Transporting
  • Soothing, playtime & engagement

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List of things to buy for a newborn baby in Nigeria


Shopping for newborn cloths is really fun! Their cloths are nothing but adorable for those soft tiny feet and hands. You may be tempted to buy a whole bunch of them and there is nothing wrong about that. For them to be reused especially for the next future born, some parents mix between unisex and specific gender cloths to cut expenses. Here is what you can include in the bunch:

  1. Undershirts or vests
  2. Dress-up outfits
  3. Socks or BootiesJAMB Form
  4. Trendy baby sneakers for girls and boys.
  5. Bodysuits or onesies
  6. Head gears
  7. Baby mittens
  8. Sweaters or jackets
  9. Pyjamas

Feeding and Nursing

Breastfeeding mothers who have busy schedules would find that the under listed such as breast pumps would ease the job in feeding newborns. They are also a need for newborns but necessary essential. Bottles and formula are also needed if the mother chooses not to breastfeed.

  1. Baby bottles with nipples
  2. Bottle brush
  3. Hot water flask
  4. Milk storage bottles
  5. Milk storage bagsJAMB Result
  6. Hamper
  7. Bibs & Burp cloths
  8. Nursing pillow
  9. Nursing pads
  10. Nipple cream
  11. Nursing bras
  12. Breast pads
  13. Sterilizing equipment
  14. Dishwasher basket
  15. Formula (for non-breast feeding)
  16. Breast pumps

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Bathing and Grooming

Good hygiene and grooming is essential for a baby’s health and comfort. Sponging, bathing and regular changing of diapers are required to keep newborns clean and comfortable. What do you need for all of these? Check it out below.

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  1. Waterproof changing pad
  2. Diaper
  3. Wipes
  4. Diaper pail and liners
  5. Diaper bag
  6. Soft wash cloth
  7. Baby powder
  8. Baby lotion
  9. Baby/Rash ointment and cream
  10. Baby bathtubWAEC Result
  11. Baby soap
  12. Baby shampoo
  13. Soft towels or Hooded baby towels
  14. Hooded towels
  15. Towels
  16. Cotton swabs
  17. Body wash
  18. Petroleum jelly
  19. Baby nail clipper
  20. Mild soap laundry
  21. Soft brush and comb
  22. Gentle laundry detergent

Health and Safety

From the day of birth to the first few months, newborns need a close eye on their health and safety. While you don’t wish a difficult situation to arise or get out of hand, still having a few basics nearby could indeed be life saving for babies. Always consult a doctor’s opinion regarding the use of some of these items.

  1. Bulb nasal aspirator
  2. First Aid kitHow to Print NYSC Call Up Letter
  3. Infant or convertible car seat
  4. Baby monitor
  5. Mosquito net

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Sleeping area for newborns is just one of those things to plan before their birth.  Newborns have a great need for rest, quiet and comfort. Having a safe and special area for them is simply cute! Co-sleeping or sharing rooms with newborns is a common practice in Nigeria. Bassinets are just one of the options you could consider for co-sleeping with newborns. Consider the options below.

  1. Bassinet
  2. Infant bed
  3. Crib or cot bed
  4. Crib liner
  5. Anti-Roll Pillow
  6. Mattresses
  7. Baby bed sheetNpower Recruitment
  8. Cradle
  9. Baby flannel
  10. Baby blanket 


Easy-carry-go! That is very essential to ease the task of carrying newborn babies wherever you go and for longer time. Carriers are more suitable for newborns than strollers.

  1. Baby carrier 

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Soothing, playtime and engagement

Newborns do not usually like to be left alone. Soothing, play and engagement are just as necessary as food to them. It stimulates their senses and form part of their development. Hence, you would consider those items to needed to sooth them to sleep. Yes, lullabies or baby songs are a great way to keep their spirit happy and forget those fuzz, and tantrums that can leave mothers confused. Here are the workman tools to ease your job in this area.

  1. Swaddle blanket
  2. Swing/Bouncer
  3. Baby play mat
  4. Pacifiers
  5. Infant toys

Nursery etcetera

Also, you may like to include these items:

  1. Changing table
  2. Rocking chair
  3. Baby wardrobeHow to Print NYSC Call Up Letter
  4. Nightlight
  5. Baby hangers/rack

There you have it with the essentials, ‘must haves’ and etcetera of things to buy for a newborn baby.

Now, your turn!

Any item missing? Feel free to drop some comments.

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