Best newborn essentials

The birth of the royal baby has got us feeling seriously broody. So, in honour of the new arrival, we’ve picked 12 newborn staples perfect for any new arrival. Whether you’re buying as a gift or you’re a new parent yourself, these essentials are utterly adorable and ideal for the new prince or princess in your life. Welcome to the world little one.




1. Dungaree dude

Absorba Baby Boy Dungarees


These dungarees are a) super cute b) perfect for summer c) would look great with your own chambray ensemble.

Absorba, Baby Boy Dungarees, £27.93


2. Sweet dreams

Polo Ralph Lauren Baby Boys Teddy Blanket


Super snuggly, this Ralph Lauren teddy bear blanket is a classic gift for good reason. We’re big fans.

Polo Ralph Lauren, Baby Boys' Teddy Blanket, £49


3. Mess, what mess?


Keep little one’s outfits clean and dry with the help of some very useful bibs. These are fun and modern all at the same time. Winner.

Absorba, Newborn Unisex Bibs, £18


4. Key kit

Minene Unisex Supersize Swaddling Muslin

Muslins are very handy. An extra large one? Indispensable. This one comes with a cute matching case making it not only a practical gift but a pretty one too.

Minene, Unisex Supersize Swaddling Muslin, £13


5. In short

Carrement Beau Baby Girls Blue Denim Short Overalls


Combining girly frills with versatile denim and a cool, shorts shape, this might just become your favourite baby all-in-one.

Carrement Beau, Baby Girls' Blue Denim Short Overalls, £39


6. Cute critters

Graham & Brown Winnie the Pooh Foam Elements


Baby’s room will look all the more brighter with the help of a couple of cheery, recognisable characters.

Graham & Brown, Winnie the Pooh Foam Elements, £12.50


7. Hands in

Absorba Newborn Unisex Mittens


Mittens are an essential. It’ll be hard to believe quite how small and heart-meltingly cute these are.

Absorba, Newborn Unisex Mittens, £7


8. Top it off

Polarn O Pyret Babies PoP Stripe Helmet Hat


Swedish brand, Polarn O. Pyret, know exactly how to make functional – and beautiful – kidswear. This hat is a case in point.

Polarn O. Pyret, Babies Po.P Stripe Helmet Hat, £7.50


9. Little steps

Absorba Newborn Babies Socks Gift Box


Baby feet need the softest socks and this gift set comes, handily, with pairs in four versatile colour ways. Perfect.

Absorba, Newborn Babies Socks Gift Box, £22


10. Check, please

Polo Ralph Lauren Polo Girls' Gingham Bubble All-in-one


Our favourite look at the moment? Heritage. This gingham all-in-one is an easy shortcut for channelling that vintage vibe.

Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo Girls' Gingham Bubble All-in-one, £69


11. Under cover

AllSaints Holt Tote Bag


Maximise the potential for sleep with a luxurious sleeping bag that will regulate body temperature. Anti-scratch mittens and detachable arms makes this one thoroughly practical.

Puckababy, The Bag Newborn, £59.99


12. In the bag

Emporio Armani Emporio Changing Bag


Armani Junior nails form and function with this changing bag. Timeless and sleek, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was your usual cross-body.

Emporio Armani, Emporio Changing Bag, £165