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The Ultimate Checklist for Expectant Parents: Preparing for Your Newborn

Den ultimata checklistan för blivande föräldrar: att förbereda för ditt nyfödda barn

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Welcoming a new baby into the family is an exciting and overwhelming experience, especially for first-time parents. With so much to prepare and plan, it's easy to feel lost. This comprehensive checklist will guide you through the essential steps and items you need to get ready for your little one’s arrival. Plus, we'll show you how renting through can simplify the process and save you time and money.

Medical and Administrative Preparations

Prenatal Care:

  • Schedule regular prenatal visits with your healthcare provider.
  • Arrange for prenatal vitamins and necessary medications.
  • Attend childbirth and parenting classes.

Health Insurance

  • Confirm coverage for maternity and pediatric care with your insurance provider.
  • Add your baby to your health insurance policy as soon as possible.

Maternity Leave

Plan and apply for maternity/paternity leave according to your employer’s policies.


documentation newborn

  • Prepare documents needed for birth registration.
  • Understand the process for obtaining a Swedish personal number (personnummer) for your baby.

Setting Up the Nursery

Essential Furniture

  • Baby Cot and Cradle: Ensure a safe and comfortable sleeping environment.
  • Changing Table: Convenient for diaper changes and storage of baby essentials.
  • Rocking Chair: Perfect for feeding and comforting your baby.

Sleep Essentials

• Mattress and Waterproof Covers: Choose a firm, breathable mattress.
• Baby Monitor: For peace of mind when the baby is sleeping.


  • Dresser and Shelves: Organize baby clothes, toys, and supplies efficiently.
  • Baby Gear Essentials


  • Stroller with Bassinet: For walks and outings. Check out our Newborn Package for convenient rental options.
  • Car Seat: A must-have for safe travel. Ensure it meets safety standards.

At Home

  • Baby Carrier: For hands-free mobility while keeping your baby close.
  • Bouncer: Provides a safe place for the baby to rest and play.
  • Cuddle Nest: Offers a cozy sleeping environment. Our Complete Newborn Package covers all these essentials.

Clothing and Diapering

Clothing Basics

  • Onesies, sleepers, and bodysuits.
  • Hats, mittens, and socks.
  • Swaddles and receiving blankets.


  • Diapers and Wipes: Stock up on newborn sizes.
  • Diaper Bag: Pack essentials for outings.
  • Diaper Pail: For convenient and hygienic disposal.

Feeding Essentials


  • Nursing Pillow: Provides support during feeding.
  • Breast Pump and Storage Bags: For milk expression and storage.
  • Nipple Cream and Pads: For comfort and hygiene.

breast feeding baby

Bottle Feeding

  • Bottles and Nipples: Choose newborn-friendly options.
  • Bottle Sterilizer: Ensures cleanliness and hygiene.
  • Formula: If you plan to use it, choose a reputable brand.

Health and Safety

Medical Supplies

  • Thermometer: For monitoring the baby's temperature.
  • First Aid Kit: Basic supplies for minor injuries and ailments.
  • Nasal Aspirator and Baby Nail Clippers: For hygiene and safety.


  • Safety Gates: To block off dangerous areas in your home.
  • Outlet Covers and Corner Protectors: To prevent accidents and injuries.

Comfort and Play

Toys and Books

  • Soft toys and rattles for sensory development.
  • Board books and interactive toys to stimulate learning.

Soothing Items

  • Pacifiers: Various sizes and shapes to soothe your baby.
  • White Noise Machine: To help your baby sleep soundly.

Simplifying with Parently

Preparing for a newborn involves a lot of purchases, but many items are only needed for a short period. Renting from Parently offers a practical solution:

  • Newborn Packages: Our Stroller and Car Seat Package and Complete Newborn Package provide all the essential items, saving you the hassle of buying, storing, and reselling.
  • Flexibility: Easily swap items as your baby grows, ensuring you always have what you need.
  • Convenience: Delivered to your doorstep and picked up when you're done, making the process hassle-free.


Preparing for your baby’s arrival can feel overwhelming, but with this comprehensive checklist, you’ll be ready for this exciting new chapter. Consider renting with to make the process smoother and more cost-effective. Enjoy every moment as you prepare to welcome your new bundle of joy!

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