There’s one thing you’ll notice when you’re pregnant is how quickly people want to chime in and tell you what you need. But if you’re a first time mom, you’ll quickly realize the many choices one has for these items. So, I’ve created a list that will help you get items that you need – the exact items, a few of course – don’t want to make this overly long. I won’t list things like onsies because, we all have our own unique style and an idea of how we want our little ones to look. All these are specific must-haves for baby and Mom. They have worked for me and hope they will for you.
Stroller ⇒ No one tells you that there is such a thing as a Travel System, this includes the stroller and car seat! This is the Evenflo Pivot Modular Travel System, Sandstone As for a car seat cover Nursing Cover, Car Seat Canopy, Shopping Cart, High Chair, Stroller and Car Seat Cover for Boys and Girls – Best Stretchy Infinity Scarf and Shawl – Multi Use Breastfeeding Cover Up – Arrow Pattern living in Florida Dream Baby Stroller Fan, White/Blue – 2 Pack makes these a must.
Swing/Sleeper ⇒ This Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper, Luminosity is a life saver in times when you need a few minutes to shower!
Crib + Playpen ⇒ I have a small space to work with, so this Dream On Me Full Size 2 in 1 Folding Stationary Side Crib, White is perfect for that and this Infant Nuna Sena(TM) Aire Travel Crib, Size One Size – Grey playpen can be set up without having a second person to help, because it can be done one handed in seconds. And if you need extra padding for the portable crib and/or playpen LA Baby Waterproof Portable/Mini Crib Mattress, 2″ – Made in USA with Easy to Clean, Hypo-Allergenic, Anti-Microbial & Non-Toxic Cover, 24 x 38 – Made in USA is fantastic.
Diaper Bag ⇒ This Skip Hop Forma Travel Carry All Diaper Backpack with Insulated Bag, One Size, Jet Black is so spacious – especially when packing for more than one baby.
Bath ⇒ This Angelcare Bath Support, Aqua bath tub is not only easy on the eyes and it can also be hung to dry or this Summer Infant Comfy Bath Sponge if you opt for a bath sponge. I use the Baby Buddy’s Natural Baby Bath Sponge 4-5” Ultra Soft Premium Sea Wool Sponge Soft on Baby’s Tender Skin, Biodegradable, Hypoallergenic, Absorbent Natural Sea Sponge sponge over the bath cloths only because they dry quicker
Spout Cover ⇒ This Skip Hop Moby Bath Spout Cover Universal Fit, Blue does the job!
Towel ⇒ Have loved these Puj Hug Hands Free Hooded Infant Towel, White for a while now.
Bath Brush to Prevent Cradle Cap ⇒ This Bean b Clean Cradle Cap Scalp Massaging Brush or Baby Bath Silicone Brush by Fridababy | DermaFrida The SkinSoother Baby Essential for Dry Skin, Cradle Cap and Eczema (2 Pack) will not only work if your baby starts to develop cradle cap but it’ll help to prevent it – use it during bath time. The Frida is just a newer version of the Bean B and both will work.
Pacifier ⇒ This Natursutten BPA-Free Natural Rubber Pacifier, Orthodontic, 12 Months and above pacifier and this pacifier clip Leather Suede Braided Pacifier Clips By Zelda Matilda. Handmade, Expertly Crafted, Highest Quality, Beautiful! For Boys and Girls
Nursing Pillow ⇒ This Boppy Nursing Pillow and Positioner, Sketch Slate Gray serves multiple purposes as baby continues to grow. And this light will come in handy when nursing Born Free Nighty Night Nursing Light, Neutral in the middle of the night. A must!
Teether ⇒ The handles on this Sophie La Girafe – So Pure Teether Giraffe makes it easier for baby to hold.
Formula Dispenser ⇒ I’ve been using Philips AVENT Powder Formula Dispenser and Snack Cup, Pink and when you stop the formula feeding, you can use it as a snack cup.
Sippy Cup ⇒Toddler Zoli ‘Bot Xl’ Sippy Cup, Size One Size – Pink I. Love. These. The flexi straw feature is amazing! It can also be found on these Munchkin Click Lock Weighted Flexi Straw Trainer Cup, Orange, 7 Ounce The difference is that the Munchkin cup is more affordable but the concept remains the same.
Bottle Drying Rack ⇒ You can get this Great Essential Boon Grass Countertop Drying RackGreen or this Boon PATCH Countertop Drying Rack which I use in the kids bathroom to hold their toothbrushes and toothpaste. Also, accessory works great to hang the pacifiers or bottle nipples Boon Twig Grass and Lawn Accessory White
Bibs ⇒ aden by aden + anais Little Bib Life’s A Hoot, 3-Pack Such a beautiful design on these. And these aden + anais burpy bib 2 pack, paper tales burp cloths.
Receiving + Swaddling Blankets ⇒ I like these aden + anais Muslin Swaddle Plus, Sweet in Pink or aden by aden + anais Disney Baby swaddles, mickey and have found that the one’s that say “muslin” don’t shrink and get softer after each wash. As for a thicker blanket, these aden by aden + anais Stroller Blanket, Dove stroller blankets are great. I also use these Little Unicorn Cotton Muslin Swaddle Blankets (set Of 3) – Cabana Stripe, Yellow, Orange, Pink and they’re just as good as the Aden + Anais!
Nose Aspirator ⇒ Fridababy NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator with 20 Extra Hygiene Filters and the extra filters Nosefrida Hygiene Filters
Ear Thermometer ⇒Braun Digital Ear Thermometer Suitable for Baby, Infants, Toddlers, and Adults, ThermoScan5 IRT6500 and the lens filters Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer Lens Filters (20 Pack)
Hamper ⇒ This Household Essentials 148 Hanging Cotton Canvas Laundry Hamper Bag | White is great when space is limited. I hang it on a hook behind the door or in the closet.
Nursing Pads ⇒ These Lansinoh Disposable Nursing Pads, 36 count are the absolute best I’ve tried. As for milk storage bags Lansinoh Breastmilk Storage Bags With Convenient Pour Spout and Patented Double Zipper Seal, Ideal for Storing and Freezing Breastmilk, 100 Count, BPA and BPS Free
Baby Book ⇒ This World of Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Soft Book
DON’T FORGET ABOUT YOURSELF WHEN PREPARING FOR BABY
Hospital Gown ⇒ I absolutely love my hospital gown. There’s something to be said about feeling comfortable and beautiful in what you’re wearing at the hospital. I’ve worn it at my deliveries and at my other surgeries – just remember to size up to be feel more comfortable. Gownies – Labor & Delivery Maternity Hospital Gown, Nicole S/M pre pregnancy 0-10
Have a great weekend!