What a six months it has been. Olivia and I have learned more in the last 6 months than we have in our combined 70 years on this planet. The first half year with twins was fun packed and there was never a dull moment. When you have newborns, especially twins, you need to buy a lot of products to save you time, make your life easier, and less messy. I have put together this list of “Newborn Baby Must Haves” that made our life easier, hopefully, it will help you too. The list is in no particular order and represents, mostly Olivia’s, in-depth product research. Most of the products are for newborns but some are specific to twins like no.2, the Bugaboo Donkey.

 

Newborn Baby Must Have no.1-Super Stylish Solly Baby Wrap

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What is it? A baby carrier/body wrap that will keep your baby close to your body, while keeping your hands free.

Why do you need it? It replicates the womb and your babies will sleep within minutes of entering it. It’s also comfortable, stylish and reasonably priced.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Use it when you want to stop your baby crying and/or you need to do household chores.

Click Here to learn more about the Solly Baby Wrap

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What is it? The Ferrari of twin buggies/strollers. Nuf said. The Price says it all.

Why do you need it? Because if you have twins this wonderful piece of engineering will make your life so much easier.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Use the adjustable handle grips to make the buggy smaller in crowded spaces.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Bugaboo Donkey 

Newborn Baby Must Have!


What are they? You live in one. No, just kidding, they are the little undergarments that cover your babies body and hold the nappy in place.

Why do you need it? These little items of clothing are necessary. You can never have enough of them. They are the things that stop Poonamis reaching the outside World.

How much are they? Click Here to find out the price.

Secret Tip: Get the bodies that clip across the stomach as opposed to going over the head. Babies always wriggle and squirm when you try and put clothes over their head.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Baby Bodysuits

Newborn Baby Must Have
Newborn Baby Must Have


What is it? A U-lock and a chain that attaches to the U-Lock. You will recognise these locks from bicycles.

Why do you need it? Bugaboos are pricey. You do not want some opportunistic thief stealing your investment.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Get a long chain that can lock the many detachable parts of the Bugaboo.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Kryptonite U-Lock with Flex Cable

Click Here to Read My Full Review

Newborn Baby Must Have
Newborn Baby Must Have


What is it? A Playmat that is inspired by the jungle. It has animal cartoons on the floor and frame that replicates the jungle canopy, from which hang multiple animals and rattles for the babies.

Why do you need it? The music and animals help your baby to relax and improve their hand-eye coordination.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Playing the Jungle sounds as Twinkle Twinkle little star on repeat will do your head in. Play the soothing jungle sounds instead.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Fisher-Price Jungle Gym

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Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? A Bouncer in which you baby can sit from birth.

Why do you need it? It’s ergonomic design, bouncability and ease of storage make it a must for any parent. It is great for rocking your baby to sleep.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Get the Toy for the babies to play with. It attaches on and keeps the babies entertained. It also substitutes as a bottle holder. Very handy when you have twins. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TOY THAT ATTACHES TO THE BOUNCER

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Babybjörn Bouncer

Click Here to Read My Full Review

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? A child seat for the table for feeding.

Why do you need it? This child seat is a necessity. Your baby can sit with you at the table and when the time comes it is perfect for feeding your baby solids.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price.

Secret Tip: When it comes to feeding the babies solids. Get the covers.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Stokke Tripp Trapp 

Click Here to Read My Full Review

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!

What is it? The best bottles for your baby. They come in 120 ml, 240ml and are available in plastic or glass.

Why do you need it? Babies gotta eat.

How much are they?Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: The bigger bottles are better for holding on the Baby Björn toy.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Philips Avent Baby Bottles

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!

What is it? The tops of the babies bottles. Think of them as rubber nipples.

Why do you need it? Babies gotta drink. There are different sizes for different ages and they disperse different quantities of milk.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: If your baby has colic then you can get special tips that can help prevent it.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Philips AVENT Anti-Colic Nipple

1010.Phillips Avent Steamer and Blender

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Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? A Steamer and Blender in one. This device is amazing. You can steam your vegetables, fruit and or meat and then blend it straight after.

Why do you need it? It saves a lot of time and hassle with washing up.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Use the portions from the instructional book that comes with it. The other baby recipes books have great recipes but they portions are usually too big for the blender/steamer.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Philips AVENT Steamer Blender.

1111. Baby Feeding Books

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What are they? Books with recipes for your baby on what to eat and when.

Why do you need it? Because you will be clueless on what to feed your baby otherwise.

How much are they? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: “Lotta Lernt Essen”, and “Kochen für Kinder” are what we use. They are both in German but you can see other options below.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Lotta lernt essen


1212. Thermos Flask

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? A Thermal Flask that keeps water warm.

Why do you need it? It makes making bottles at night or during the day much easier.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Always keep it full.

CLICK HERE to learn more about a Thermos Flask

1313. For Guys, a good Nappy/Diaper Bag

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? A Nappy or Diaper bag for when you are on the road.

Why do you need it? How the hell are you going to carry your nappies, wipes, bottles, and all of the other baby paraphernalia?

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Get one that has two big bottle holders. One for warm water and one for cold water.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Diaper Nappy Bags

1414.For Girls, and good Diaper/Nappy Bag

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? A practical bag for carrying baby stuff. It can be stylish but it’s more about practicality than anything else. I know this is hard to hear but you may have to substitute style for practicality. Sorry! Actually no I am not. It is time to grow up.

Why do you need it? To transport the bundles of things that the modern baby needs.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: The bigger and the more compartments the better.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Diaper Bags

1515.Chuck Soothers

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? Rubber soothers/pacifiers that are made from all natural BPA free Chuck.

Why do you need it? Not all babies need them. We have twins. Our boy Max needs one to fall asleep and Mathilda does not.

How much are they? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Get a chain so they do not keep losing it. Do not let them sleep with the chain though to avoid choking hazards.

CLICK HERE to learn more about BPA-free Pacifier/soothers

1616.Baby Soother Chain

Petit-Stellou PACIFIER HOLDER *GREIGE* – Newborn Baby Must Have!

What is it? A chain to secure the soother/pacifier to your baby.

Why do you need it? So you can always find the soother/pacifier.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Keep it on at all times, except when they are sleeping.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Peetit Stellou Pacifier Holder

1717. A Changing mat for the nursery.

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? A mat on which to change your baby at home.

Why do you need it? To avoid getting crap all over your bed, couch or wherever you would change your baby without a mat.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Get a cheap one and put a nice cover on it.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Changing Mat

1818. A Changing mat for on the road

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? A mat for changing your baby on the road. This is a very useful item to have in your baby changing satchel.

Why do you need it? To avoid changing your baby on dirty surfaces.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: You can reuse them many times as you want, as long as they are not covered in excrement.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Pampers Change Mats

1919. Portable Feeding Bibs.

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? An outer bib that attaches to your babies bib or clothes.

Why do you need it? For the first few months of feeding your baby solids, it will be wild, totally wild, as wild as the most feral of animals. Feeding time is a mess, and when you are on the road, these portable bibs will help you to avoid most of the falling food.

How much are they?Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: These bibs are reusable as long as they do not get too destroyed with food.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Disposable Baby Bibs

2020. Mobile

Konges Sloejd Mobile – Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? The beautiful hanging piece of art that hangs above your babies bed.

Why do you need it? It’s something for your baby to focus on as they lay in their bed

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Get the Konges Sloejd Mobile. They look great.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Mobile

2121. Mobile for the Buggy

The best Pram Chain on the market. – Newborn Baby Must Have!

What is it? This is a Universal Mobile that can hang from your pushchair.

Why do you need it? It will give your baby something to focus on when they are on the go.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Use a piece of fabric or rubber to help hold it in place.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Sebra Pram chain

2222. Dr Böhm Spoons

Dr Boehm Spoons – Newborn Baby Must Have!

What is it? Very soft rubber spoons that are easy on your babies gums.

Why do you need it? Most other spoons are too hard and can hurt your baby.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Get different colours if you have twins to differentiate between which baby owns which.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Dr. Böhm spoons

2323. Muslin Towels

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!



What is it? Towels to wipe up puke, food and all other bodily fluids that your baby will omit.

Why do you need them? As above, you will go through about three per day, per child.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Get loads and loads of them. We have at least thirty.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Muslin Cloths

2424. Baby washcloths

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!

What are they? Cloths for washing your baby at bath time.

Why do you need them? Babies are dirty, you will need to bath them 2-3 times per week. Cloths will help you to clean the dirt from their baby fat rolls.

How are much are they? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: When bathing use two cloths. One should lay on your babies body, this gives them security, and one to wash them with.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Baby Washcloths

2525. Water Filter

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? A filter to purify your tap water.

Why do you need it? To ensure your baby is getting clean water.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: The Britta water filter is very good. Make sure it fits in your fridge first. You can also get a filter tap attached into your water mains in the kitchen.

CLICK HERE to learn about the Brita Filter

2626. Winter Suits

Reima Winter Suits. A Must for Winter babies – Newborn Baby Must Have!

What are they? Full Body Suits for Winter.

Why do you need them? For those that live in places with cold Winters, you will not be able to leave the house without them. Very small babies, especially preemies struggle to regulate body temperature.

How much are they? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Get the Reima Winter Suits. They are good for weather as low as -10 degrees Celsius/14 Farenheit.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Snowsuits

2727. Baby Beds

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? A bed in which your baby can sleep.

Why do you need it? Your baby needs to sleep.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Get a good mattress and sleeping bag

CLICK HERE to learn more about Baby beds


2828.Mattress

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? A mattress for your baby to sleep comfortably on.

Why do you need it? You want your baby to sleep as much as possible.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Put a sheet under the sheets to avoid getting the mattress stained by baby fluids.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Baby Mattress

2929. Sleep Sac

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? It is like a sleeping bag that your baby can use instead of duvet.

Why do you need it? It makes sure that your baby will not roll over during the night.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Get one with removable arms. It can be changed seasonally.

CLICK HERE to learn about Baby Sleeping Bag

3030.Nuk Steriliser

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Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? A steriliser for your babies bottles.

Why do you need it? To disinfect your babies bottles

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Make sure to clean your bottles every 48 hours and the machine once per week.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the NUK Steam Steriliser

3131.Phillips bottle dryer

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!

What is it? A tree to dry your bottles on.

Why do you need it? To dry your bottles with most efficient use of space

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: You can also hang your soothers, spoons, and beakers on it.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Philips AVENT Drying Rack

3232.Bibs from Pippi

Pippi Scarf Bibs

What is it? Bibs for your baby’s neck.

Why do you need it? They look good, close easily, and keep most of your babies drool off their clothes.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Don’t leave them in the wash basket if they are covered in food. It will mould. Hand wash ASAP.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Drool bibs

3333. Pampers nappies/diapers

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!

What is it? Nappies/diapers to collect your babies excrement

Why do you need it? Because you will be washing a lot of clothes otherwise.

How much are they? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Make sure that you get the right size. Too big or too small can result in leakage.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Pampers Diapers

3434. Chest Of Drawers- converted into a baby changing station

Ikea Drawer Baby Changing Station

What is it? The centerpiece of your Baby changing station.

Why do you need it? It’s a perfect height for a changing station. The drawers make it easy to access all of the tools for changing your baby.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: If you have twins get the double drawers.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the IKEA Hemnes

3535.Baby Bath

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!

What is it? A small bath that fits in your bath tub.

Why do you need it? It uses less water and is more convenient

How much is it? Click Here to learn more about the price

Secret Tip: Make sure that the shape makes it easy to fill up directly from the Fossett without using the shower head

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Baby Bath

3636. Bath Thermometer

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? A thermometer to measure your baby’s bath.

Why do you need it? A baby bath should be 40 degrees Celsius. They are much more sensitive to heat. This will help you to get the perfect temperature every time.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Make sure the air temperature outside the bath is not too cold to avoid tears before and after the bath.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Bath Thermometer

3737. Baby Thermometer

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? A small thermometer to measure your babies temperature.

Why do you need it? At the very beginning, especially if your baby is premature, you will need to monitor the baby’s temperature.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: The bum is the most accurate place to take the temperature. Use some baby moisturiser to make it more comfortable for your baby.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Baby Thermometer

3838. To Go nappy bags

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!

What is it? Little portable bags for you to collect used nappies should there be no bin in the immediate vicinity.

Why do you need it? It is better than holding a stinky nappy in your hand.

How much are they?Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Get ones that smell nice.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Disposable Diaper Sacks

3939. Bum Wipes

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? Wipes for the bum.

Why do you need it? It makes the job of cleaning up poo easier.

How much are they?Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Always wipe from front to back.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Pampers Baby Wipes

4040. Face and hands wipes

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? These are wipes for the face and hands. They are usually more sensitive than the ones you use for wiping the bum.

Why do you need it? Babies faces get dirty, as do their hands.

How much are they?Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Have a pack with you at all times.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the face and hand wipes

4141. Nappy Bin

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? Besides your baby changing station, you will need a special bin to collect the smelly nappies.

Why do you need it? Babies nappies stink. You are better off collecting them all in one smelly place.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Get a hands-free bin and scented bags.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Nappy Bins

4242. Wall mounted nursery heater

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!

What is it? A lamp to heat your babies changing station.

Why do you need it? In Winter the air temperature can get cold in Northern Europe. To avoid tears it makes sense that the area you change your baby is adequately heated.

How much is it?Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Use the lamp for after bath time.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the wall mounted heater

4343. Manduca

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Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? A carrier for your baby.

Why do you need it? As your baby gets heavier you will need to progress to a sturdier baby carrier. With the Manduka, you can carry your baby and keep your hands free at the same time.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Watch the tutorial videos. This will make your first experience much easier.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Manduka baby carrier

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!

What is it? A Rubber bib for feeding solids.

Why do you need it? Feeding babies solids is a messy affair. waterproof proof bibs will save you having to change clothes all the time.

How much is it? Click Here to learn more about the price

Secret Tip: Put another bib underneath the rubber bib. This will avoid the unavoidable spillage that will leak through the neck part of the bib.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Tommee Tippee Bibs

4545. Baby Bath Towels

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? Towels to dry your baby after the bath. They have a hood to keep them warm and make it easier to dry their little heads.

Why do you need them? Babies get cold after baths. It is important to quickly dry them after they get out of the water. These towels make it so much easier.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Get ones that have hoods and little ears

CLICK HERE to learn more about the baby Towels

4646. Play mat

Cam Cam Play Mat

What is it?  A Mat upon which the babies can play

Why do you need them? The ground is too hard and this is where they will learn to roll over and crawl

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: When your babies are learning to roll over, put another mat or rug under the mat. This will soften the blow should they hit their heads on the ground.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Cam Cam baby quilts

Newborn Baby Must Have!
Newborn Baby Must Have!


What is it? A baby phone, night light, thermometer and music player.

Why do you need it? When you put your baby in their own room for the first time then you will need to have a baby monitor. This one is very sensitive to sound and has a two-way walkie-talkie like function. This means you can send subtle subliminal messages to your baby when they sleep. It plays nursery rhymes and displays a dimly lit, ever-changing, colorful pattern on the roof. It creates subtle relaxing distractions that will help your baby fall asleep.

How much is it? Click Here to find out the price

Secret Tip: Put it on the floor for the maximum display size on the roof.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Philips Avent Baby Monitor

 

Trust me, this list will make your life easier. Having newborns is hard work and anything that can save you time, stress, or money is always welcome. If you like this list then please subscribe to my email below for regular updates.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. A new born baby needs more care care than any other common person. They are very sensitive and they need special care all the time. The main thing they need a safe and healthy food. The new born babied don’t eat normal food like other elder peoples. They only drink their mother milk. So in my personal opinion from the above list the 3 most important things are as follows,
    1. Phillips Avent Bottles
    2. Phillips Advent Natur tops
    3. Phillips Avent Steamer and Blender

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