Must-Have Baby Gear: Black Friday Edition

Choosing baby gear depends on individual preferences and needs, but there are several items that are commonly considered essential for caring for a newborn. Here’s a list of must-have baby gear.

Crib or Bassinet

Its important to have a safe and comfortable place for your baby to sleep. This bedside sleeper is a great option to keep baby safe and close during those early days.

Car Seat

A rear-facing car seat is crucial for transporting your baby safely in a vehicle.



A reliable stroller for walks and outings is a great addition to your baby gear. Some strollers can also be used as a travel system with a compatible car seat.

Diapers and Wipes

Whether you choose disposable or cloth diapers, having an ample supply is essential. Don’t forget wipes for cleanups!


You’ll definitely need onesies, sleepers, hats, socks, and other weather-appropriate clothing for your baby. There are so many adorable options out there for both boys and girls.


Feeding Supplies

  • Formula or Breastfeeding Supplies: Bottles, nipples, formula (if not breastfeeding), a bottle warmer.
  • Breast Pump: If breastfeeding, a pump can be useful for expressing milk.

High Chair or Feeding Chair

When your baby starts eating solid foods, a high chair is incredibly helpful to keep the mess contained.

Burp Cloths and Bibs

Keep burp cloths and bibs handy for feeding times. It will make cleaning up messes and spit up so much easier.


Swaddle Blankets

Swaddling can help babies sleep better. Be sure to follow safe sleep practices when it comes to swaddling your baby.

Baby Monitor

A baby monitor provides peace of mind by allowing you to keep an eye on your baby while they sleep.

Changing Table or Changing Pad

A changing table or changing pad can make diaper changes more convenient.


Diaper Bag

A diaper bag to carry all the essentials when you’re on the go is a must have. We love this backpack option!

Baby Bath Tub

A small, secure tub for bathing your baby is really helpful at bath time.

Baby Toiletries

Its important to have mild soap, shampoo, and lotion suitable for a baby’s delicate skin.

Nursing Pillow

A supportive pillow for breastfeeding or bottle feeding is really helpful during those early days with your baby.

Baby Clothes Detergent

A gentle detergent for washing baby clothes helps protect your newborn’s delicate skin.


Baby Thermometer

A good thermometer to monitor your baby’s temperature is an essential item to have in your home.

Nail Clippers or Scissors

Baby’s nails can grow quickly, and they can be sharp. Having baby nail clippers or scissors on hand is important.

Baby Swing or Bouncer

Some babies enjoy the gentle rocking or bouncing motion of a baby swing or bouncer.

Remember, every family is unique, and your needs may vary. It’s a good idea to start with the basics and add items as you discover what works best for you and your baby. Additionally, always prioritize safety when selecting baby gear, and follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for each product.

Coffee Creek Studio is based out of Shelbyville, Indiana, and is owned and operated by Amy Haehl, who specializes in family and newborn photography, as well as mentoring other photographers. Coffee Creek Studio serves Indianapolis, Indiana and all surrounding areas.

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