Let the adventures begin

Exciting times are coming
for you and your baby


During the early months you will be researching and reading all about the changes that lie ahead with anticipation and excitement.

One of the major considerations will be what you need to keep your baby safe and comfortable at home and on the go.

Whether you are an experienced mum or about to become a mum for the first time you will find yourself making notes and lists to cover all the essentials you need.

To make life easier, Ickle Bubba has put together a checklist to use at any stage of your pregnancy to keep you on track for your little ones arrival. 

It may also help to share this as a wish list with your partner and family as they support you on your journey.


For baby:

  • Cot plus mattress, sheets and blankets
  • Moses basket, crib or cradle as a portable first bed
  • Baby sling or carrier
  • Changing unit for efficient nappy changes
  • Baby bath or a bath support that sits in a bigger bath
  • 6-8 sleepsuits
  • 6-8 bodysuits or vests
  • Hats, mittens & bootees
  • 2 cardigans or coats to suit the season
  • 6 pairs of socks
  • 2 pairs of scratch mittens
  • Nappies, disposable or cloth, enough for 10 changes in 24 hours
  • Nappy sacks
  • Bottles/teats and bottle brush
  • 6 bibs
  • Towels & flannels
  • Steriliser & bottle warmer
  • Thermometer
  • Room Thermometer
  • Wipes, cotton wool and kitchen roll
  • Hairbrush
  • Bouncy chair
  • Baby Monitor

For travel:

  • An interchangeable travel system with carrycot, buggy and car seat
  • Rain cover and sun shade
  • Car Seat, rear-facing and suitable from birth>
  • A Stroller that is adjustable as your baby grows
  • Travel Cot & monitor
  • Bibs & Blankets
  • Comfort blanket and/or soothers
  • Favourite toys
  • Music
  • Wipes
  • Changing bag and mat
  • Milk, snacks and meals
  • Portable Steriliser
  • Cup, bowl and spoon
  • Spare nappies and sacks
  • Change of clothes
  • Water
  • First Aid Kit

For mum:

  • Pregnancy pillows
  • Seat belt adaption for your bump
  • Feeding pillow
  • Changing Bag with changing mat
  • Skincare products
  • Vitamins & supplements
  • Relaxation aids
  • Nursing bras and breast pads
  • Breast pump, manual or electric
  • Cover ups for breastfeeding in public
  • Muslin squares to protect your clothes

Sarah recommends:

Stomp V3

All In One travel system with an isofix base is a complete package and can easily go wherever you want to explore. The carrycot and pushchair elements are fully adaptable to grow with your baby as they develop curiosity of the world around them.

This one stop bundle includes a choice of chassis colour, seat unit, carrycot, cosy accessories – along with our Galaxy Group 0+ car seat that attaches to the same pram chassis – is the only purchase you’ll need to move your baby around in style and comfort.

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Ickle Bubba is an Award-winning brand determined to make parenting easier by understanding the demands of modern family life.

Our brand was born in 2013 and has grown strongly through great product design and aftercare support. We deliver stylish and affordable products ready for the demands of modern family life and the many adventures you and your baby will experience