Nappies: Whether you use disposables or cloth nappies, you’re going to need plenty.
A changing table with a washable pad, and preferably a safety railing: Older babies do tend to wriggle a lot!
Baby wipes: Truly indispensible, whether they’re for changing nappies or cleaning hands and faces.
Nappy rash or bum cream: A great preventative measure.
Washcloths: Sometimes, even baby wipes don’t do the job. Having a cloth or two that you can use with warm water should take care of even the worst mess.
Aside from these essentials, there are also things like a nappy bucket with a lid, nappy liners and waterproofs that you may find you need. If you’re opting for disposables, don’t be tempted to stock up on too many – you may find that your baby outgrows the newborn size very quickly!