Things to Buy Before Your Baby is Born
Parenting 16 July 2021

Things to Buy Before Your Baby is Born

So, you’re expecting a baby? Congratulations! At Maxi-Cosi we know what an exciting time this is for you and your family. We also understand how overwhelming it can be with so much to organise before the bundle of joy arrives. Shopping for baby stuff - it doesn’t have to be a long and arduous process. A bit of research and browsing around is essential to making the right decisions. We’ve done a bit of the heavy lifting on the list of things to buy for a new baby. Read on to find out more.

Our top 10 baby things to buy before birth

Cot and Mattress

Of course we all know that bub will be up and down feeding through the night in the first 6-12 months, but they will need somewhere to snooze when they are momentarily in dreamland. A good quality cot and mattress are absolutely essential when it comes to a great night’s sleep for both parents and babies.


From the Rolls Royce of baby strollers and prams to the most affordable options, Maxi-Cosi has a fantastic range for the expecting parents. Getting your bub from A to B when you’re out and about is made much easier with a comfortable good quality stroller.

Car seat capsule

Here is where Maxi-Cosi can help. Our massive range featuring state of the art Air Protect technology baby capsules will provide you with plenty of options. From convertible car seats to reward facing capsules and booster seats, there is something for all ages and budgets.

Baby bath

Bath time with a baby is that much simpler when you have a baby sized bath. The shower and full sized baths will prove problematic and a baby bath can be used at the parents level, which means no back breaking when you bend over. A baby bath also provides a much safer option as water levels are low and will have non-slip feet features underneath.

Baby monitor

A wonderful piece of technology that you’ll be able to use every day and night to see when your bub is awake or moving around while they are in their cot. This is a fantastic way to check in without disturbing them by making any noise or letting light into the room.

Change mat/table

This item is a helpful piece of equipment that is usually set at a height that facilitates no bending forward with bub. Whether you purchase a mat to be laid out on a table or bench or an actual table that has all the bells and whistles, you’ll be using this spot more than a few times a day.

Feeding pillow

Whether you’re breastfeeding or not, a feeding pillow will make this time much more comfortable for parent and baby alike. Usually in a half moon or doughnut shape, it sits on your lap and elevates the baby to breast or bottle height in the most convenient manner.

High chair

When it comes time to get your bub sitting up right and starting on solids, a high chair will become an essential in everyday life. Make sure you find a high chair that is easy to clean, as meal times can become messier than you think!


There will come a time where you need to do things with both hands and this means putting bub down somewhere safe. A great place to start is with a bouncer. Whether it’s an oscillating type of seat or a traditional bouncer chair, this piece of equipment will become an essential part of your daily life as a parent of a newborn.


When it comes to a safe and sound night’s sleep for your baby, swaddling is a technique that will keep them all wrapped up and snug. Swaddling emulates the warm compact feeling that was provided in the womb and aims to keep your baby from scratching itself or becoming tangled in the cot mattress linen.

Here’s a list of a few other smaller bits and pieces that you’ll need to look at when you head off on your next newborn baby goods shopping trip:

  • Nipple guards
  • Breastfeeding pads
  • Eco-friendly nappies
  • Bibs
  • Bottles and bottle cleaning kit
  • Baby clothes
  • Baby proofing kit
  • Baby carrier
  • Cot linens
  • Night light
  • Play mat
  • Toys
  • Portable bassinet with mattress
  • Breast pump
  • Reusable washcloths
  • Nappy bag

Shop online at Maxi-Cosi today for newborn gifts today

For all the essential things to buy for a newborn, you can’t go past the wonderful world of Maxi-Cosi. Shop our huge range of affordable, top quality prams, car seats and accessories online today.