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Checklist for the initial equipment

Have you ever wondered what you actually have to get for your baby in advance? Our answer: not much at all! In addition to the usual must-haves, we advise you to get to know your baby first. We have summarized our recommendations for you in this blog post.

All new parents know this: towards the end of the first pregnancy you ask yourself what you actually need at the beginning for the baby, which hopefully will soon be born healthy and happy.

With the countless offers and lists that you can find everywhere, you can quickly lose track - and the initial equipment can also be a strain on the wallet.

We would like to encourage you not to worry too much, because you don't actually need much before the birth. First of all, get to know your baby in peace and don't forget that in a country like Germany, things are quickly taken care of even after the birth - almost around the clock.

Of course, we also have a few recommendations in a small checklist that we would like to recommend to you for the initial equipment and that may give you an overview of the most important must-haves:

Our checklist for the initial equipment

The changing table also needs to be properly equipped when the newborn arrives. boep gives tips on what should be in the hospital bag and what can be bought after the birth for the first time.

Before birth

  • Stroller in which the baby can lie flat
  • Baby bed with a mattress that is not too soft – you do not need pillows or blankets, the baby ideally sleeps alone in the sleeping bag
  • 1-2 sleeping bags made of 100% cotton (or wool)
  • Car seat for driving home from the hospital

To wear

  • 2-3 bodies made of high-quality materials (wool/silk blends or pure cotton)
  • 1 seasonal outfit (onesie, jacket, hat) in a small size
  • Approx. 5 muslin diapers/molleton cloths - eg our boep muslin diapers made from 100% cotton from controlled organic cultivation

After birth

  • Diapers or cloth diapers – depending on your preference
  • Wet wipes or soft washcloths
  • Care product depending on the baby's skin

You can also download and print out the checklist here .

You can get everything else so quickly, you really don't need to have it at home. Diapers, wet wipes, care products - you can get them in peace when the baby is here. Maybe your baby is rather big and doesn't fit in diaper size 1 at all, or you decide to use cloth diapers, either way it's all quickly taken care of. You can also do without wet wipes at the beginning, with soft washcloths, warm water and a few drops almond oil ensures that the newborn's bottom is ideally cleaned. And while we sell grooming products, we don't necessarily recommend buying baby care products before birth. First of all, take a close look at your baby's skin , maybe it has special needs, and first test with small samples which products you like best and which your baby tolerates well. And if you do want to get something, you'll find out here , which care products we recommend for you to start with.

Bei das boep habe ich endlich keine Angst mehr etwas falsch zu machen, die zarte Haut meiner Tochter verträgt die Produkte ganz wunderbar. Außerdem wird der natürliche Babygeruch, den wir so lieben, unterstrichen und nicht wegparfümiert. So soll es sein.

Alina Merkau, Moderatorin


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