Before baby’s on board, make sure you have these items on board!

It’s been an exciting build up to the arrival of your precious little one. Your nest is ready, but do you absolutely have everything you need?

Tick off the list with this handy Ackerman’s new born baby checklist

Hospital Checklist

ID Book (both yours and the father’s)

Medical Aid Card

Your Gynaecologist or physicians contact details

Baby Toiletries

Baby Bag

New born nappies

Baby wipes

Petroleum jelly

Cotton wool

Baby Soap


Baby powder

Baby lotion or cream

Surgical spirits

Mini nail clippers

Face Cloths

Feeding Bottles (if mom will not be breastfeeding)

Formula (if mom will not be breastfeeding)

Baby’s Clothes

Receiving blanket

Fleece baby blanket

Short sleeve baby vests

Long sleeve baby vests

Baby grows å


Short sleeve tops

Long sleeve tops

At least four outfits including one for going home

Mom’s Hospital bag

Pack of maternity pads

Breast Pads

Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, comb/hairbrush/hair ties, lip balm, lotion, and deodorant



Button down night dresses for easy access when breastfeeding

Comfortable and loose-fitting clothing to wear home

Cell phone charger

Money in case you need snacks from the vending machine


To view our baby necessities, click here.


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