I was very confused also and do not know which type to buy. After I asked around and visited my friends who are experienced mummies. I got some rough ideas about it. For me, I got few ( about 5) muslin wrap blankets. I got 4 from mothercare. It is qutie expensive but the material seems to be better and they got those nice printed pictures. My friend told me muslin material is cooler than others. We can get those normal plain muslin wraps from Isetan / Taka bb fair also. it is good enough to wrap baby or use it to cover stroller when taking bb going out also.
I got one slighter thicker blanket just in case the weather is cold in Nov / Dec. or if later we need to switch on air-con for bb.
I got one so far. You can get if from Taka, Isetan and mothercare. it is made of cotton material. The good thing about the swaddle blanket is the desigh is easy for us to wrap comparing to muslin wrap. But one pc is about 20plus. So I just get one first. You can go to below website to view the picture.
The brand is KLORANE. You can refer to below website for the picture but I got it from Watsons as last week they have memember sale.
I got Pigeon one. Think Piegon one is quite common. it is necessary especially for breastfeeding. maybe you can buy one box to standby.For me, I just got one box so far.
I got 3 hooded ones and 1 normal one. Many people told me hooded ones are good for newborn as you can easily grab their heads.I got hooded ones from mothercare also.
Do not worry. I was like you also. Now I slowly realized for first time mummies, we tend to overspend sometimes. I was lost with all those different terms and after learning from a lot of mummies here as well as my friends, I think we can just prepare for those basic stuffs also. And we try not to buy too much as we will never know if our bb will like or not. Everyone infant is different. Like shampoo, shower gel etc. At this point, as first time mums, we do not have if those products will be suitable for our kids or not. so I just bought small bottle and if later bb can take it then buy bigger once.
By the way, I am first time mum also and actually I am not so sure if my information is most appropriate or not. Just to share with all of you here and welcome all the comments and feedback.
Have a nice day, Mummies!