Whether you are browsing online baby stores, shopping for yourself or comparing baby products, getting stocked up on new-born essentials can be overwhelming — and can also be fun.

There are abundant of varieties of feeding bottles, hospital essentials, nursery must-have’s that can make your head spin and costs can add up quickly, not forgetting the “cute” factor which can prompt you to place one too many items in your basket.

But preparing for life with your new-born is just an incredible milestone with so many precious ones to follow.

Babies R Us South Africa has taken it upon them to make sure you have everything ready for your new arrival all under one roof!

“Our Babies R Us ultimate new-born baby checklist can help you determine exactly what you'll need to purchase and prepare as you get ready for baby's birth. This must have mom’s checklist has been especially compiled to take the hassle off new moms allowing them to focus more on the momentous occasion,” said Nicole Jansen Van Vuuren, marketing manager Toys R Us & Babies R Us SA.

In addition the ultimate check-list doubles up as the perfect gift registry seamlessly combining a wide selection of products with things like special offers, discounts and new trend items.

“This will definitely help keep mom-to-be focused as she gears up for the grand arrival. The list includes every product or item you’ll actually use or need when your little one comes home,” added Van Vuuren.

Babies R Us SA offers an extensive selection of baby essentials and toys, which span across all categories and price ranges. This allows customers to browse through our check list and tailor it to their individual needs, which accommodates all budgets.

For more information www.babiesrus.co.za

Suggested Registry Checklist


Hospital Bag Essentials

  • Maternity pads
  • Baby blanket
  • Baby clothes
  • Breast pads
  • Nursing Bras
  • Nappies & wipes
  • Disposable underwear
  • Highchair
  • Bowls
  • Baby spoons
  • Sippy cups
  • Bibs
  • Body vests
  • Short sleeve bodysuits
  • Long sleeve bodysuits
  • Outer layers
  • Hats or beanies
  • Socks, mittens & booties
  • Sleepsuits
  • Pacifier
  • Bouncy seat
  • Play mat/gym
  • Infant swing
  • Doorway jumper
  • Activity centre
  • Toys
  • Books
  • Changing table
  • Nappies
  • Wipes
  • Bum cream
  • Nappy bag
  • Nappy bin & liners
  • Baby bath tub
  • Bath stand
  • Bath toys
  • Hooded towels
  • Washcloths
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby body wash
  • Baby lotion
  • Baby powder
  • Baby carrier, sling or wrap
  • Travel system
  • Stroller
  • Car seat
  • Camp cot or play yard
  • Cot
  • Cot mattress & sheets
  • Waterproof sheets
  • Cot bumpers
  • Blankets or swaddles
  • Bassinet or cradle
  • Rocker or glider
  • Night light
  • Cot mobile
  • Monitor - audio, video or movement

Breastfeeding/Bottle Feeding

  • Nursing/feeding pillow
  • Breasfeeding wrap/cover
  • Breastfeeding supplies - breast pads, nipple crream
  • Breast pump (if pumping)
  • Pumping supplies - storage, cooler bags
  • Microwave sterilisers
  • Burp cloths
  • Bottles
  • Bottle brushes
  • Formula (if formula feeding)
  • Formula container
  • Bottle drying rack
  • Dishwasher basket
  • Bottle warmer
  • Bottle cleanser



  • First-aid kit
  • Bulb syringe
  • Nasal aspirator
  • Digital thermometer
  • Baby grooming set
  • Baby nail clippers
  • Teething toys
  • Toothbrushes
  • Cotton swabs
  • Baby friendly laundry detergent



  • Safety gates
  • Electrical outlet covers
  • Cupboard & drawer latches
  • Corner protectors
  • Toilet seat locks