Preparing for a new baby

Preparing for a new baby

Preparing for a new baby

Are you about to welcome a new baby or know someone who is?
Becoming a new parent is exciting yet daunting.

We have created a checklist of things to help new parents prepare and
survive those first few weeks



Hospital Bag

Birth Plan, Loose clothes for labor and delivery, Sleepwear, Nursing bras, Underwear and maternity pads, Socks and slippers, Baby clothes Hats and booties, Nappies, Baby wipes &Baby wraps


Short sleeve onesies, Long-sleeve onesies, Sleepsuits, Sleeping Bag, Socks or booties, Light jumpers, Sleep sack, Hats &Swaddling blankets / Cotton baby wraps


Cot, Cot Mattress, Waterproof mattress covers, Fitted cot sheet, Changing table or dresser, Changing mat, Rocker, Nappy Bin, Baby monitor, Nightlight, & First Cuddle toy


For Nursing Mums

Bibs, Burp Cloths, Breast Pump, Milk storage containers, Nursing pillow, Nursing Bras & Nipple Cream

Formula Feeding

Bottles and teats, Bottle brush, Formula, Bottle Drying Rack & Sterilising Unit


Re-usable cloth nappies

Cloth or re-usable nappies, Waterproof covers, Changing mat, Rash cream, Safety pins, Wipes & Washcloths

Disposable Nappies

Nappies, Changing mat, Rash cream & Wipes

Bath time

Infant Bath, Washcloths, Baby shampoo & wash, Soft-bristled hair brush, Hooded Towels & Nail Clippers


Baby car seat & Pram/ Stroller


Thermometer, Saline nasal drops & Suction bulb

Final thoughts

Managing expectations

The transition to parenthood is a significant period in any new parent’s life. People often feel optimistic and excited as the birth of a baby is often associated with joy and celebration. Sometimes family and friends express more excitement than an expectant parent may be feeling. It often takes time for expectant parents to get their head around the new concept of becoming a parent.

The journey to parenthood is a time of great change and adjustment for everyone. Most parents need some time to adjust to their new role. Amidst the joy and celebration, new parenthood can sometimes feel hard. Life will look and be significantly different whilst the settling in occurs. It is good to know that for many parents this adjustment gradually happens over the first year.

Common expectations

People may have high expectations of themselves without realising it. These expectations may include:

  • I manage 20 people at work, so I am used to a lot of responsibilities.
  • The baby’s routine will fit around mine.
  • I am used to not getting much sleep so I will be fine.
  • While the baby sleeps, I’ll be able to get all the housework and chores done.
  • I will automatically fall in love with my baby.
  • Parenting is natural so I will know what to do.
  • I’ve wanted to become a parent so much; I know it will make me happy.


People who set high and often unrealistic standards for themselves may already be familiar with the term “perfectionism”. These expectations and standards can lead to feelings of failure and low self-esteem as parents are often unable to meet them. Research shows that in some cases this can lead to higher levels of stress, anxiety, and depression after birth.

We all hold expectations about ourselves and about parenthood– it is normal. However, reflecting upon how realistic your expectations are in advance and seeing if you can adjust any and add more flexibility into your style or ways of thinking can make the transition to parenthood smoother.

Flexibility in planning and preparation for parenthood

Pregnancy and early parenthood is an exciting yet unpredictable time. To help parents manage unpredictability, it is important to include flexibility in planning and decision-making.

 Parents may need to change their plans around many things due to circumstances that are out of their control. It is normal to feel disappointed and worried if this happens. However, recognising that this is part of the new parenting experience can help new parents adapt to changes without feeling a strong sense of failure. It may even be good practice for parenthood as things can change daily!

Flexible thinking and planning is often useful during pregnancy when considering topics such as birth plans, parental leave, feeding and settling, routine and domestic duties.

We couldn’t be more excited, to showcase some of our finest products on today’s topic from across our platform, Baby-Clothes, Baby Products with the latest range of choices only on Fig and Little.


Looking for that special baby gift for a newborn or baby shower? Look no further and get the latest designs from Fig & Little

Unbeatable quality from Australian designers you are sure to find something for everybody. Hop onto our platform and fid that perfect Baby gift you will love.

Have a look at some of the finest offerings from our platform by clicking here  we have also showcased a couple of ideas for newborn baby outfits and products that will help you fulfill your essential baby list.





 Check out the features of this product


  • Made from 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton and Dyes making this long sleeve romper super soft and comfy on baby's skin.
  • Features a cute dinosaur print
  • Enclosed feet
  • Zip front opening makes it the perfect basic for your baby's wardrobe



 al.ive baby Duo Hair/Body Wash & Lotion Duo

Introducing The Baby Duo, to cleanse and moisturise your little one’s skin.

Check out the features of this product:


  • Enjoy the 100% natural fragrance!
  • Elegantly designed tray contains and steadies the duo, ensuring you can dispense one-handed with ease.
  • NO Palm oil
  • NO Mineral Oil
  • NO Parabens
  • NO Phthalates
  • NO Cocamide Dea
  • NO Synthetic Dyes
  • NO Propylene Glycol
  • NO Synthetic Fragrance
  • NO Testing on animals





Snuggle Hunny- Spring Floral Organic Muslin Wrap

Snuggle Hunny Cotton Jersey Wrap is soft and stretchy, it moves and stretches with baby.

Check out the features of this product:

  • Lightweight & Breathable
  • All Season
  • Measures approx 100cm x 100cm.
  • Ideal to wrap your baby as a swaddle
  • Multi-Use. Blanket for the cot/bassinet, pram cover/blanket when out and about, cover while feeding or as a snuggly blankie.



Before we end, some final words…


Fig and Little can be your ideal shopping platform with clothing ranging from kids to even adults. And yes we don’t hold back to add to the mix homewares and gifts too.

 Preparing for a new baby

Careful consideration has been given to choosing unique baby gifts We believe that unique baby gifts come from thoughtful curation clothes come from great designers in all sizes and is best served for everyone alike with stunning one off homewares, designer organic baby clothes, designer baby goods with trendy fashion accessories, gorgeous body products, Italian linen clothing, baby accessories and other unique Australian fashion brands which are all individually sourced right from home and abroad.



So, we conclude on a good note and allow you to enjoy visiting our platform. Happy shopping!

Peruse the online store for a taste of what could be yours or visit the East Gosford Boutique to view the complete range of colourful and beautiful products that make Fig and Little a delight to the senses!


We thank you for visiting our blog section to help source the trendy ideas and fashion for your little babies and not to forget yourself!

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