When you’re expecting a baby, you need to shop for a lot of things that you think you and your baby would need after you put to bed. While there are more-than-countable items you can buy, truth is, not everything you see in the baby items store is absolute necessary. This, however, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy things based on your personal preference.

In this post, we’ll be looking at some of the most important things you need to buy as you expect your delivery date. We’ll also look at some nice-to-buy things before moving on to put up a checklist of all the baby items you need. More importantly, some of the links on this page redirect to pages where you can get the current prices of some of the important items you need for your coming baby.

prices of baby things in nigeria

Prices of baby things in Nigeria

Some very important baby things you must buy include the following

Baby clothing

It goes without saying that you’d need to get some clothing for your coming baby. Even if you’re on a tight budget, you should start with at least 6 onesies, three to four infant gowns or top-and-pant combos, three to four stretch suits (those overall one-piece sleepers that zip from down to top), three to four pairs of socks, two pairs of baby shoes, a sweater, a cap, and three receiving blankets or shawls for swaddling the baby. Of course, if you can afford more of these, you should buy more.

Baby diapers

The days of washable cloth diapers seem to have passed by in Nigeria. Now, disposable diapers are all the rave among nursing mothers. For the first few weeks after birth, your baby would use between 4 and 6 diapers a day. That means you should expect to exhaust at least 120 diapers in the first month. If that seems too expensive for you, you can consider using washable nappies at times. Allowing diapers to remain on your baby for too long in order to cut cost is a bad idea that could expose your baby to skin infections, urinary tract infections, and other health problems.

Baby bath accessories

For convenience while bathing your baby, you’ll need a baby tub. If you can’t get the tub-shaped baby bath, you can improvise with any large water bath, preferable one that is made of plastic. You’ll also need bath towels, washcloths, brush and comb, baby sponge, baby soap, and so on.

Feeding accessories

How much accessories you’ll need to feed you baby with depends on your decision to breastfeed your baby or not. Even if you plan to breastfeed your baby, you’d still need bre*st pumps, feeding bottles or cups and spoons, burp cloths and bibs, bottle brush, milk storage containers, nursing pillows, nursing bras, and bre*st pads. If you’re going to formula-feed your baby, you’d need additional accessories such as measuring cups and formula.

Baby cot/bed

Unless you plan to create space for your baby on the family bed, you’d need to buy a baby cot and mattress. If you’re lucky to have a baby who doesn’t call for attention too often, then you’d be fine with a cot for a couple of months. But if your baby cries a lot and requires attention all the time, then you’d have to place his/her mattress right on your bed, since you won’t find it easy shuttling frequently to and from the cot, especially when you’re in bed. You’ll also need to buy light blankets and cribsheets.

Baby carrier

As its name implies, a baby carrier is used to carry babies with ease. Baby carriers come in different shapes and designs, but the basic concept allows you to strap your baby to your chest while you move around. If you’ve never seen a baby carrier before now, just imagine a backpack worn on the belly rather than on the back. It has openings for the baby’s limbs, and some have compartments for baby items.

Baby car seat

Also called a car booster seat, this accessory is a must-have if you drive your own car and would have to carry your baby with you while driving. Baby car seats are made with babies’ comfort in mind, so they’re well-padded to provide comfort and protection to your baby while your car moves over both smooth and rough terrains.

Baby wardrobe

This is another must-have for you as a nursing mother. Although you most probably have your own wardrobe where you keep your things, you need to buy one for keeping your baby’s clothes, diapers, food, and other things. Baby wardrobes come in various designs and sizes. And while they are mostly made of plastic, they can be made from other materials such as wood, aluminum, etc.

Other things your baby would need include the following

  • Baby stroller
  • Baby rocker
  • Baby walker
  • Baby thermometer
  • Bulb syringe for suctioning mucus
  • Changing pad or table
  • Playpen
  • Rattles and other toys
  • Pacifiers
  • Mosquito net
  • Diaper cream
  • Thermostat
  • Teething rings
  • Food/bottle warmer
  • Flask

Current prices of baby things in Nigeria