MY PREGGY CHECKLIST: Mom and Baby Essentials Before and After Childbirth


Hola! I made a promise months ago that i will be sharing some tips and tricks about pregnancy and parenting. But due to my overloaded lists of to-do's and schedules, i wasn't able to do so. As of this writing, i am actually multi-tasking. Joggling between my deadlines for blog assignment contracts due today, while reading and studying some legal documents and memorandums due for signing in a week's time. PLUS, nursing a little baby boy who's getting so active and playful. No, I am not complaining, because busyness means abundant blessings for me and this is life. I am embracing it!

My Baby Thirdy is turning 7 months in a week's time and i can't help but feel emotional. A few more months and he's turning one! Time flies, and so as memories. So i'd like to make some rewind from the past months, going back to the time when he was still in my tummy and i was still preparing the things he needed in this lifetime. I've had a few mommy friends who are in their 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimesters now. So, this blog post is dedicated for them! 

Sharing here are my preggy checklist before welcoming a "bubwit"! 


During Pregnancy

  • Maternity clothes (Choose clothes that you can still use after giving birth)
  • Maternity Footwear (Soft, fluffy and light-weight is good)
  • Pillow (Neck Pillow and Throw Pillow)
  • Water Bottle 
  • Snacks Container
  • Books (If you like reading a lot, 'coz i do)
  • Fan (Choose the mini electric fan, which is rechargeable)
  • Stretchmark Lotion (Palmer's is a great choice)
  • Wet Wipes 
  • Tissue (Paper Towel + Facial Tissues)
After Giving Birth

  • Nursing/ Maternity Bras (3 Pairs)
  • Breast Pump
  • Nursing Pads
  • Breast Milk Storage Containers (4-6 pcs)
  • Nursing Pillow
  • Feeding Singlet/Cover
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hand Cream


  • Bodysuits/ Onesies (They are space-saving clothes and convenient to use)
  • Side snap shirts (6-10 pcs)
  • Receiving Blankets (2 pcs)
  • Sock/ Booties (3 pcs) (but i would prefer socks that they can use until they grow a little bigger)
  • Caps and Mittens (3-5 pairs)
  • Cotton Tees and Sleeveless tops

  • Bottle Starter Set
  • Bottles, 4 or 5 oz (4-6 pcs)  (don't buy too much of this, i suggest you buy the bigger ones)
  • Bottles, 8, 9 or 11 oz (6- 10 pcs)
  • Slow Flow Nipples (Buy at least 4-6 pcs each, they will outgrow it fast)
  • Medium Flow and Fast Flow Nipples (6-8 pcs) (But the big bottles comes with a nipple, though. Just get a few pieces as spare in case some will get broken.)
  • Bottle Sterilizer (Precious Moments is an affordable choice, it comes with food/bottle warmer too)
  • Bottle Brush
  • Nipple Brush
  • Bottle Container
  • Powder Milk Container (2 pcs)
  • Bibs (8-12 pcs)
  • Burping Cloths (6-12 pcs)
  • Pacifiers (2 pcs) (Dr. Browns is a great choice)
  • Pacifier Chain/ Holder 
  • Teethers (2 pcs)
  • Feeding Set (Plates, cups, bowl, food masher etc.) (Pigeon brand baby food maker is a great choice, it comes complete.)
  • Plastic Bib with mess catcher (it saves you time from cleaning and washing cloth bibs, it comes with a slim catch bowl that catches food, preventing it from falling on the floor)
Bathing and Infant Care

  • Bathtub
  • Bathtub insert/cushion
  • Small Pail or Basin and a dipper
  • Hooded Towels (2-3 pcs)
  • Wash Cloths (6 pcs)
  • Shampoo and Baby Wash (Lactacyd Baby Bath is good for baby's sensitive skin)
  • Grooming Kit (Brush and Nail Clipper)
  • Cotton Buds (for the ears and belly button)
  • Aspirator (for the nose)
  • Laundry Detergent (Cycles Landry Detergent for babies is a great choice)
  • Fabric Conditioner (Downy Baby Gentle is gentle and the smell is not over-powering)
  • Bath Toys

  • Disposable Diaper (at least 24 pcs Newborn size)
  • Cloth Diaper (6-8 pcs) (if you like cloth diapering) 
  • Baby Wipes (Water wipes are good, hypo-allergenic and organic, prepare 1 Big and 1 Pocket size)
  • Diaper Cream/ Ointment (Petroleum jelly is okay)
  • Diaper Trash Bin
  • Waterproof Changing Mat
Strollers and Carriers

  • Multi-purpose stroller
  • Light-weight stroller (perfect for travelling)
  • Baby Carrier
  • Diaper Bag
  • Diaper changing mat
  • Shade Cover
  • Pram Blankets/Stroller Pads/ Linen
  • Head support or cushion
  • Car seat

  • Crib
  • Crib Bedding Set (2 pairs)
  • Fitted Crib Sets (2 pcs)
  • Mattress
  • Crib Blankets
  • Swaddle Blankets
  • Night Light/Overnight Light
  • Mosquito Net
  • Dresser or Chest Drawer for baby's cloths
  • Hamper
  • Hangers/ Clip hangers
Health and Safety

  • First Aid Kit
  • Digital Thermometer
  • Medicine Spoon/Droppers
  • Teething Gel
  • Ice pack
  • Fever Cooling Gel Sheets
  • Mosquito repellents / room spray
Playtime/ Brain Development/ Learning

  • Play yard sheets/ Play Mats
  • Playpen
  • Infant Toys (Rattles, soft toys, etc.)
  • Fabric Books
  • Educational DVDs
  • Music (Mozart, Classical Music, Nursery Rhymes)

There you have it! I hope this checklist will become helpful to all those expecting moms and new moms as well. I'm encouraging you to share this to your friends and family too! Sharing is caring! 

Enjoy motherhood,

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