Things you should buy first for your baby:

  • Cradle or baby crib
  • Solid mattress (without plastic cover)
  • 1 waterproof baby mattress bed pad
  • 3 flannelettes
  • 3 sets of cradle crib fitted cotton sheets
  • 2 cradle or baby crib fitted blankets (preferably cotton or wool)
  • 6 baby sweaters, two sizes (not the smallest)
  • 6 shirts/rompers
  • 6 bibs and burpees – 6 hydrophilic washcloths
  • 6 flannel diapers
  • In case cotton diapers are preferred:
    12 hydrophilic diapers
  • In case paper diapers are preferred:
    12 hydrophilic diapers and 1 pack of paper diapers: smallest size
  • enkele grote en kleine veiligheidsspelden en/of 1 rol schilderstape
  • Baby soap – baby salve – baby oil – Hair brush – changing pad
  • 2 large metal baby hot-water bottles with screw cap and rubber connection inside the cap, do not use plastic or rubber hot-water bottles
  • 2 cotton hot-water covers
  • 1 baby bath or bathing bucket
  • 1 diaper pail
  • 1 dustbin
  • Feeding bottle, several nipples and a tin of baby food (please consult your obstetrician about this). If you breastfeed, you do not need anything else.

What to buy first for the mother:

  • 1 or 2 packs of menstrual diapers
  • 1 pack of sanitary napkins
  • 1 pak papieren inlegluiers
  • 5 cellulose pads 60×60
  • 2 packs of gauze dressing 16×16
  • 1 pack of zigzag wadding
  • 10 pcs. of big gauze dressings*
  • 1 sterile navel clamp*
  • 1 bottle of alcohol 70%
  • 1 thermometer (digital)
  • Towels and Wash cloths
  • Rubber bed sheet
  • Bed pan ** and wash basin
  • Bottle with a wide neck or a one litre measure
  • Bed raisers (in consultation with your obstetrician) **

You do not need these in case of a hospital delivery
** You can borrow these objects from a home care shop.