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Little one on the way? Our newborn baby checklist includes all the clothes they will need for their first few weeks, from super-cute sleepsuits and booties to cosy cardigans and socks

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For the first few weeks, your baby will live in sleepsuits, which are far less fiddly to put on than ‘normal’ clothes. Buy at least four or five and look for ones with integrated mittens to stop your newborn scratching their delicate skin.

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Cosy socks are a must on any newborn baby checklist for keeping little feet protected – buy multi-packs so you always have a pair to hand. Choose colourful, eye-catching designs that are easy to spot – you’ll find out how easily baby socks can go missing…

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Four pairs of baby socks with animal designs. Shop now


You won’t need to buy a coat for your new baby in the warmer months – instead, layer a knit over sleepsuits and vests to keep little ones cosy. This sweet hooded cardigan is ideal.

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Grey knitted baby cardigan with ear detailing on hood. Shop now


It’s always useful to have a couple of blankets to hand – they’re great for layering over your baby in the pram or swaddling at night-time. This cable-knit shawl has a fleece lining for added luxury.

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Grey cable-knit fleece-lined baby blanket. Shop now


Make sure you choose bodysuits with wide envelope necklines, meaning they can be taken off down the body as well as over the head – essential if you’re dealing with an explosive nappy!

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Baby wearing white and green cotton short-sleeved bodysuit. Shop now


Babies love to dribble, so a bib is a must to mop up milk and stop clothes getting stained. These cute bandana-style bibs look gorgeous teamed with sleepsuits.

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Set of five colourful patterned towelling dribble bibs. Shop now


Young babies get hot and cold much more quickly than adults, especially in the early weeks, so a hat is vital to help regulate body temperature. This sweet two-pack of hats is just what your newborn’s layette needs.

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Set of two white cotton baby hats. Shop now


Babies don’t need proper shoes until they start to walk, so choose soft and flexible booties that won’t restrict growing feet. Pop on over socks on colder days.

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Two pairs of Peter Rabbit blue and white cotton-rich baby booties. Shop now