Home > Parenting > Pregnancy Updated 07 October 2016 Layette and nursery requirements for baby Here is a list of items which are worth buying before your baby arrives because you'll need them in the first few weeks. 0 ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » How a woman's body changes during pregnancy Foetal development Are you in the process of getting your nursery organised? It may be a bit daunting at first, but you don't have to break the bank. Here are the items you will need in the first few weeks at home with your new baby. Many of the items listed are essentials which you probably cannot ignore, whilst those marked with an asterisk (*) are those “nice-to-have” extras which will make your life a little easier. Clothing 6 vestsAt least 6 babygros or tops and leggings2 jerseys2 pairs socks or booties4 bibs1 sun hat or warm hat depending on the seasonBottlefeeding6 bottles with teats and coversSterilising kit – possibly consider a microware bottle sterilising kitBottle brushBaby milk powderBathing Baby bath or large plastic bowl2 soft towels*Hooded towelsA pair of baby nail scissors2 soft sponges (one for face, one for body)Cotton buds for cord cleaningBaby shampoo, soap, oil and powderCotton woolHair brush 3 winding nappiesBreastfeeding 3 nursing brasBreast pads*Breast pumpChanging and cleaningNappies - disposable or towelling (if you choose towelling, you will also need nappy pins, liners, waterproof pants and sterilising fluid)*Nappy bin for disposables*Changing matBarrier cream such as Vaseline if you are using towelling nappies*Baby wipesTissuesBedding3 Crib or cot sheets 4 receiving blankets2 woollen blankets*Cot bumper and cover1 baby pillow and 3 pillow casesSleep wedge for supporting baby on side or backNursery hardware*1 crib (good idea to borrow one as your baby will soon outgrow this)Cot with safety mattressCot mobile*Compactum or chest of drawers for changing and clothing storage*Nursery chair for breastfeeding in*Scented nappy sack*Baby monitor*Cot net for summer*Baby carrier*Night lightPram with adjustments for lying downCar seatMiscellaneous itemsGripe waterBaby fabric detergent and softener3 winding nappies/towels*Baby changing bag for outings*2 Dummies*Dummy chain*Medicine dropper*Dinky feeder for medicine*Thermometer*Rattle and soft toys NEXT ON HEALTH24X More kids and teens heading to ER with headaches 2016-10-24 15:42 More: ParentingPregnancy advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors 10 facts about diabetes and insulin you need to know How to care for your vaginal flora JHB - Free Caregiver Workshop with TENA experts - 15 February JHB - Free home visit and assessment with a TENA nurse advisor Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?