Layette for a newborn: what to buy and how to prepare before the baby is born?

Preparing a layette for a newborn is an important matter that requires careful planning. Below is a list of basic things that are worth buying before the birth of a child:

  1. Changing table and diapers: Necessary accessories for daily care of a newborn. Remember that in the case of diapers, it is worth choosing those of the right size and adjusted to the child's weight.

  2. Diaper basket: A practical solution for storing diapers and other care accessories.

  1. Bed and bedding: A newborn needs a comfortable and safe place to sleep. You can choose a bed with a mattress or duvet, as well as bedding of the appropriate size. You can also choose a Moses Basket instead of a bed.

  2. Car seat: An essential piece of equipment for parents who use a car. Make sure the seat is appropriately suited to your child's age and weight.

  3. Sling or baby carrier: A perfect solution for parents who want to have close contact with their baby and at the same time have their hands free.

  4. Bodysuits, rompers, hats and socks: Newborn clothes should be comfortable, easy to put on and practical. Pay attention to the material they are made of.

  5. Bottles, pacifiers, breast pumps: If you are bottle-feeding, it is worth buying several bottles, pacifiers and a breast pump that will facilitate the process of expressing milk.

  6. Thermometer: A useful tool to measure your baby's body temperature.

  7. Care products: Creams, soaps, bath fluids and other baby skin care products.

  8. Blankets and rompers: Practical and soft blankets and rompers will help keep your baby warm and comfortable.

In addition to these basic things, it is worth remembering to choose the right stroller, feeding chair and other accessories that will make everyday life with your child easier. Preparing a layette is an individual matter, so it is good to look for additional accessories that will make life with a newborn easier.


The most important rule for preparing a layette for a child is to remember that You are the most important thing for him/her - this is the last in order, but at the same time the most important of the layette commandments. The gadgets and accessories we talk about in the guides do not make you a better or worse parent. Their role is only to support your child's daily care. You shouldn't feel bad if you don't have any of them. The most important thing your child needs is your care and love, which cannot be replaced by any gadget.