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Only a few weeks to go before you meet your baby! Whether you're the queen or king of organization, or a fan of improvisation, preparing the birth trousseau will save you a lot of stress as you take your first steps as parents. This is an emotionally-charged stage, when it's a good idea to project yourself into the future as you prepare your nest with your baby. But what should you pack in your travel bag? Charlie Crane draws up a list of essentials for D-Day and the return home!

At the maternity ward 

As you enter the 7th month of your pregnancy, it's a good time to start preparing your baby's newborn trousseau. While it's certainly a question of organization, it's also a moment of pleasure when you can imagine your baby fidgeting in his Baby rocker with his first outfits. Here's our list:


  • 6 to 8 pyjamas,
  • 6 to 8 bodysuits (cotton for winter, terry for summer),
  • 2-3 woollen jackets,
  • 1 pair of mittens (to prevent scratching)
  • 1 to 3 birth caps (to help regulate temperature),
  • 2 pairs of slippers or socks,
  • 1 to 2 sleeping bags,
  • 3 to 4 swaddling clothes,
  • 1 blanket or angel's nest (for the day of the outing, in the car),
  • 1 to 2 pacifiers and 1 pacifier clip (in case he needs to suck)

What size should I choose for my clothes?

For full-term babies, we recommend a 1-month size. For premature babies, you can mix and match with size birth or 0. The main thing is that they're comfortable and easy to fasten!

At home

The toilet

  • The NOGA changing table (practical and aesthetic: storage, space-saving and comfortable for nappy changing),
  • 2 to 3 packs of first-age swaddles,
  • 1 shampoo, 1 baby cleansing gel, dermatological moisturizer, physiological serum,
  • Washable cotton squares,
  • Liniment,
  • 1 soft bristle hairbrush,
  • 1 thermometer (in case of fever, agitation, loss of appetite...)
  • A soft towel 
Lauriane Bueb©


If you plan to feed your baby with infant milk:

  • 2 to 4 large bottles,
  • 1 brush,
  • At least 8 teats,
  • 4 to 6 bibs

The room

  • The KUKO bassinet,
  • The KUMI cradle,
  • 4 to 6 KUMI bed sheets,
  • 1 cover,
  • 1 baby monitor,
  • The Baby rocker LEVO and its awakening arch (essential for 0 - 7 months, so your baby can follow you around comfortably),
  • The ideal NAHO play arch with the soft and comfortable TAMI playmat.
Mariah North©

Must-haves you might not think of

Discover an intangible list, less talked about, but just as important. A mix between medical, mental and lifestyle:

  • A pediatrician you can trust: you'll be seeing him or her regularly for the first few months, so it's best to choose one with whom you have a good relationship.
  • A nanny: someone you can trust with your baby with your eyes closed.
  • A babywearing/massage course: which sling, which positions and movements, the benefits...
  • A listening ear that won't judge you: essential for venting when you've had enough.
  • An Instagram regulator: useful to avoid believing that motherhood and perfect mothers exist!

Yes, babies are small, but they need a lot of objects, space and attention. You now have all the keys you need to welcome your baby with serenity. But above all, trust yourself. If you have to plan for certain things, the rest will come naturally. 


We can't wait to see your baby settled in his crib or Baby rocker. Share your photos with us on Instagram.



The Charlie Crane team