Shopping for a newborn baby, especially if it is your first one, need not be stressful. You do not need as much as what is marketed these days, but being prepared is definitely going to help. Here is my bare minimum list of essentials, with a focus on baby. I will provide specifically recommended brands and products in the related post below.
Related post: A list of specifically used products for mom and baby
I found this readymade list very useful, you can even print it and check off what you want. You may definitely not want to buy everything in the list, but it's good to start planning in advance.
Bassinet, crib or co-sleeperYou need a product to make your baby sleep safely and cozily.
DiapersBuy a couple of different sizes. Buy a standard brand and the sensitive, non scented versions to start off with.
I did not use wipes in the initial few months. I used water, round cotton swabs and a small spray bottle to clean little one's bum. I also used the soft facial tissues to make them dry but once clean you can use soft cotton cloth too.
Baby massage oil
Try a mix of coconut and almond oils, which can also double as a rash cream.
Baby clothes and detergent
We have bibs, onesies, undies, shirts, pants covered. We are yet to buy swaddlers.