Welcoming A Bundle Of Joy Soon? Here Are 6 Newborn Baby Must-haves To Stock Up On


Transitioning into first-time parents can be overwhelming and nerve-wracking, to say the least, especially when you’re not quite sure what would make your little one cozy, clean, and conveniently cared for during his or her first weeks at home. 

Shopping for baby essentials can also be a daunting task—there’s lots of cool and innovative baby gear and products to choose from, and you might end up wanting to get everything under the sun. Only the best for your kid, right? 

But before you go bananas on a shopping spree, there’s one key question you have to ask yourself: “What does a baby really need?” The surprising answer is (apart from the obvious and non-negotiable diapers): Not so much—and only the basics (at least for now). 

That said, if you stock up on these six must-haves and shop via the SM Malls Online app before your bundle of joy arrives, you’ll definitely get through your baby’s first days—heck, even weeks—with ease and without having to make last-minute online purchases. Pro tip: Until December 31, get an extra P100 off with a minimum purchase of P1,000 (valid for single use only) when you use the voucher code HAPPYCHRISTMAS

For diaper changes, spit-ups, and spot cleaning

Babies require a ton of wipes in their first few years (a pack of wet wipes is even a staple for adults!). But for something that’ll be in constant contact with your baby’s bare skin, you’d want something that’s durable enough to cleanse their bums for diaper changes yet gentle enough to spot-clean their soft, delicate skin from spit-ups or dirt. 

You have two viable options here: the Uni-Love Baby Wipes Unscented 100 Sheets (Buy 2, Take 1 Free) for only P180 (from P270) and the Johnson's Baby Wipes Bundle for only P369 (from P554). Both are available to purchase via the SM Malls Online app!

Unscented and infused with the natural properties of aloe vera, lanolin and vitamin E, the Uni-Love Baby Wipes are mild on baby’s skin and can even prevent nappy rashes. They come in a thick and soft fabric, too, and are suitable for your little one’s hands, face, and body. 

If you want something lightly fragranced (because, honestly, smelling a newborn baby’s sweet-smelling skin is so precious!), opt for the Johnson’s Baby Wipes Bundle. This one’s hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, and made with cotton-soft fabric. They’re also soap- and alcohol-free. 

For gentle hydration and moisture