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December 6th, 2012, 11:14 PM
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Though it's tempting to spend every lunch hour buying pairs of ultra-cute baby socks and numerous fluffy teddies, in reality it's best to curb your urge to splurge until you've had a read of our list of smart baby buys.

We've put it together to help guide you through the masses of products on offer, and give you an idea of what your baby really needs.

Stick to it, and you should end up with all the essentials to take you and your baby through feeding, sleeping, changing, bathing, and getting out and about.

Breastfeeding

Essentials

3-4 nursing bras
Washable or disposable breast pads
Nipple protectors or cream
Nursing pillow
Optional extras
Breast cooling pads
Glider chair or stool
Insulated bottle carrier
Milk storage bags and clips
Breast pump, plus 2-3 bottles, if you're going to express milk for feeding later on
Bottlefeeding

Essentials

6-8 bottles, plus teats with various flow rates and covers
Steriliser
Bottle brush and tongs
6 bibs
Insulated bottle carrier
Nursing pillow
Optional extras
Bottle warmer
Glider chair and stool
Clothes

Essentials

7 bodysuits
5 sleepsuits
2 cardigans
2 pairs of scratch mittens
5-6 pairs of socks
Hat and outer layers
Shawl/swaddling blanket
Optional extras
Pants to wear over nappy
Playtime

Essentials

Pushchair toys
Toy arch for car seat and bouncy chair
Cot mobile
Play/activity mat
Bath toys
Rattles
Soft books
Bouncy/rocking chair
Optional extras
Sit-in entertainment centre
Musical cot toy
Travel

Essentials

Baby car seat for newborn
Pram or pushchair suitable from birth
Baby carrier
Travel cot
Weathershield cover for pram or pushchair
Seasonal extras
Adjustable parasol or canopy for pushchair
Sun blinds for car
UV sun protection shelter
Sleeping

Essentials

Moses basket
Cot or cot bed
Mattress
3-4 fitted sheets
3-4 flat sheets
2-3 blankets
Room thermometer
Optional extras
Moses basket stand
Bathing and changing

Essentials

Baby bath
Sponge and flannel
Baby towels
Changing mat
Muslin squares
Nappy sacks
Changing bag
Optional extras
Top and tail bowl
Nail scissors or clippers
Bin for nappy disposal
Shampoo shield
Bath thermometer
Bath support
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