You’ve been pregnant for what might seem like an eternity but the due date has almost arrived and it is time you need to start thinking about the essential items bubs will need when they are here. Usually in Asian culture we try not to buy anything for the new baby until you are well over your 6 months stage. Some may call it superstitious, while others may think its just smart planning but from a medical point of view after 6 months the risk of miscarriage drops dramatically and baby is well formed by this stage. My husband was a strict advocate of not buying anything for anyone until they have given birth because he didn’t want to jinx them. Which in a way makes sense coz I know I couldn’t face looking at these items if I had just lost a baby. So when it came to our first child he stuck to this belief and refused to let me buy anything until I was nearly 7 months pregnant. So I was stuck with 7 long months pouring over magazines and websites researching what I could buy. This gave me time to research and talk to other mothers prior to my purchases. So now I am able to share a lists of the Esstential items you will need from birth. I tried to stick to just the essentials and refrained from buying everything until you need it otherwise you will end up with bits and pieces that honestly you may never use..