At The Vent Machine, we have a team full of new and soon-to-be-moms. One of the most discussed topics in the chat groups is how to prepare for a newborn. Moms spend a lot of time browsing through the internet, looking for newborn must-haves and wishing if there was a one-stop destination for newborn essentials.

Enter Shopee Mum’s Club!

Shopee Mum’s Club was created to be a one-stop platform for brands to engage with the community of mums in the region. Since it’s launch in November 2019, Shopee Mum’s Club has seen tremendous growth across Southeast Asia.

Mothers who join as members of the Shopee Mum’s club can enjoy membership perks and find unbeatable deals on kids’ fashion, baby care or mother care products online. Besides attractive shopping vouchers on essential childcare products, members also get to enjoy exciting offers from popular brands.

We signed up for the club and tried some of the newborn essentials from Shopee. We have put together a list of ten best newborn essential items that you can get on Shopee Mum’s Club:

1. Rompers

The first thing in your newborn hospital bag essentials will be clothes. All hospitals, including NUH, KKH and others recommend that you bring at least a couple of swaddles, a blanket and other essential clothing items for your baby.

While at the newborn stage, many moms get hand-me-downs and shower gifts for their babies, you can never have too many clothes. It is always good to prepare for different sizes because you never know how big or small that bundle of joy will be.

If you are looking to stock up on some 3-6-month-old sized soft, comfortable and cute rompers, Shopee has just the right product for you. Buy these fun Little Kooma baby kimono rompers that are easy to put on and take off your baby, and come in various prints and colourful designs.

Find them on Shopee Mum’s Club here.

2. Mittens

For first-time moms (especially those who might be as naive as us) here’s a news flash: babies tend to scratch themselves. Yup, you read that right!

Trust the TVM mommy squad when we tell you that newborns have tiny but quite developed nails and when they fidget (which is almost all the time that they are up and not feeding), they tend to scratch themselves.

We found these adorable Hudson Baby mittens on Shopee Mum’s Club and these are a hit! They are soft, they come in cute colours and most importantly, they stay put on your little one’s tiny hands!

Find them on Shopee Mum’s Club here.

3. Socks

Another important thing that the doctors ask you to bring along for your newborn to the hospital is socks. The TVM mom squad has experienced that socks and booties are not necessarily always “newborn size” and they mostly tend to go down under the list of regret purchases.

Luckily, we discovered these Hudson Baby socks on Shopee Mum’s Club. We absolutely love them! They are genuinely as tiny and perfect for your little one!

Find them on Shopee Mum’s Club here.

4. Nature Love Detergent and Softener

Now, if you are a first-time mom, you should know that we are supposed to wash all our baby clothes, bedding, blankets- everything! One of the things on your To-Do list by your 35th week should be taking care of the baby laundry.

Choosing the right fabric softener and detergent is crucial because you don’t want to use any harsh chemicals on your baby’s clothes.

Nature Love Mere baby detergent, made of nature-filled vegetables, is 100% natural and ideal for baby clothes. It is antibacterial and keeps the clothes fresh. The Nature Love Mere softener is super gentle and the perfect choice for those delicate little mittens, socks, blankies, swaddles, rompers and dresses.

Find them on Shopee Mum’s Club here.

5. Pee-Ka-Poo Taped Diapers

Diapers are the obvious essential on this list. Your child will go through thousands of these by the time they’re ready to potty train. And, no, this is not an exaggeration.

It always helps to choose one right diaper brand at the beginning and just stick to it. At The Vent Machine, the mom squad love the Pee-Ka-Poo Taped Diapers.

Singapore’s first homegrown brand of diapers, Pee-Ka-Poo are top-quality diapers that are reasonably priced. These diapers have strong absorbency and are breathable, hence, incredibly comfortable and prevent rashes on delicate skin.

Find them on Shopee Mum’s Club here.

6. Oldam 올담 Baby wet wipes

When it comes to newborns, wipes are multipurpose. From changing nappies to cleaning off spits and feeding time to burping time, wipes come in handy round-the-clock.

After going through quite a number of brands in the market, we strongly recommend the Oldam baby wet wipes.

Extracted from natural ingredients from Jeju saryeoni forest and made of soft embossed fabric, this is the perfect baby wet wipe with high absorbency and softness.

Find them on Shopee Mum’s Club here.

7. Ash & Oscar POPTM Auto-fold Stroller

Strollers are a must- from those early vaccine appointments to a walk in the park, you’ll need a sturdy, reliable stroller for your newborn and it is always better to be prepared in advance.

We love the all-new Ash & Oscar POPTM Auto-fold Stroller. It comes with an auto snap-fold system that automatically folds the stroller with a simple release. Its front bumper bar is removable, and it has a practical and wide storage basket.

The best thing is that it is ideal for newborns and can be used up to 36 months. It has a 5-point safety harness and it can be reclined into multiple seat positions. Plus, it comes with a free carry bag!

Find it on Shopee Mum’s Club here.

8. Medela Freestyle FlexTM Double Electric Breast Pump with Breastfeeding Necessities

As soon as the baby arrives, breastfeeding is the next significant milestone that moms have to conquer. To help out in this journey, pumps can be very handy. But, how do we choose the best breast pump out there?

Having tried the Medela Freestyle FlexTM Double Electric Breast Pump, we can vouch for it with full confidence.

The Freestyle Flex is a double electric breast pump that is lightweight with a compact design and USB-chargeable battery. It gives moms the flexibility to pump wherever and whenever they like, with no compromise on pumping

This award-winning breast pump kit comes with nursing pads, milk containers storage bad, carrier bag, breast shields and bottle stand. We plan on doing a detailed review + how to use for the breast pump soon.

Find it on Shopee Mum’s Club here.

9. Mustela Maternite Nursing Comfort Balm and Mustela Maternite Stretch Marks Cream

To be honest, at first, we were sceptical about stretch mark creams and nipple balms- do these even work? Do we really need separate lotions for our bump and breasts? Well, the truth is that we do.

With the baby growing and our body stretching and expanding to make room plus food for the little one, our skin tends to get dry and itchier as we move along in our pregnancy.

It is best to start using a good hydrating chemical-free bump cream and a nipple balm during pregnancy and continue it postpartum to keep the skin healthy and avoid stretch marks, cracked nipples or worse.

We’ve used the Mustela Maternite Nursing Comfort Balm and Mustela Maternite Stretch Marks Cream and it worked wonders for us. And, trust us, this is definitely a newborn essential because they need food and you won’t be able to feed them properly with cracked nipples and scratched bumps.

The Mustela creams are fragrance-free and made with a vegan formula containing 100% ingredients of a natural origin that helps to moisturize the sensitized nipple and bumps.

Find them on Shopee Mum’s Club here.

10. Puku Baby Big Bath Tub With Stand

Last but definitely not the least, you need a reliable, safe and sturdy bathtub for your baby and we highly recommend the Puku Baby Big Bath Tub.

Designed for a seamless bathing experience for mummies with its extendable bathtub stand to prevent backaches from constant squatting up and down, this is the perfect bathing buddy for the newborn and for mommy. The stand is lightweight yet super sturdy which is suitable for children between 0 months and up to 3 years old.

Find it on Shopee Mum’s Club here.

We hope that this newborn essentials list will help you get things sorted and help you prepare for your little one.

Enjoy this beautiful phase of your life and don’t worry at all- for everything you need, Shopee Mum’s Club has got your back. Just order online from the comfort of your home and you’ll be ready for your baby 🙂

With an aim to provide a convenient and engaging platform to help mothers constantly provide the best for their children, in addition to irresistible deals, Shopee also offers helpful parenting guides and fun ideas to engage young ones for moms on Shopee Blog and Shopee Mum’s Club Blog

Bonus Read: Here’s why Shopee Mum’s Club is your ultimate shopping destination for HUAT-some kids fashion this CNY

By Surabhi Pandey

Surabhi Pandey, a former Delhi Doordarshan presenter, is a journalist currently based in Singapore. She is the author of ‘Nascent Wings’ and ‘Saturated Agitation’ and has contributed to over 15 anthologies in English and Hindi in India and Singapore. She writes on topics related to lifestyle and travel and is an active reporter on the tech startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia. She is the editor and founder of The Vent Machine.

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