I personally think one the best and most stressful parts of having a new baby is buying all the “things” he or she will need. The best because you are getting ready to bring your baby home and that’s exciting. Stressful because if you are a first-time mom, you have no idea what you are doing. Do I need a diaper gene? How about a bassinet? How many white tees will they need? On and on and on you go. What are the essentials anyway?
I depended on lists like Khloe’s to help me get everything I needed. So today, not only am I linking you to her list, but I’m going to give you few of my own essentials. Here we go:
By far my favorite product in the bunch. Water Wipes were a lifesaver for us when Marian was in the NICU because of her bad diaper rash. We swear by these and still use them today. Pricey? Yes. Worth It? YES!
People will try and say you need a diaper gene but this is just not true. We use just a regular trash can at my house that has a cover and we don’t have any issue with smell. If you want to go a little fancier, I recommend Ubbi for your needs. No special bags needed. Heaven!
This is a luxury but the 4 Moms Infant Tub is amazing. I worry about the bath water being too hot for my daughter and with this tub, I don’t have to worry about that. I put in on my bathroom counter top and makes bathing baby so much easier. If you can afford it, get it!
This is hands down and by far my most favorite baby item ever. The Baby Brezza, or as I like to call it, the Baby Keurig make bottles in less than 30 seconds at the perfect temperature (98 degrees). It mixes the power and water together so no shaking which makes less air bubbles and less gas for baby. Yes, it is expensive and yes, it is a luxury but if you are bottle feeding and splurge on one thing, this should be the item.
We tried several different bottles with Marian and these worked the best by far for her. All babies are different and may have a preference so it’s good to try a new kind doesn’t work out but the Philips Avent Natural Bottles were definitely a winner.
I can’t tell you how this Gripe Water by Mommy’s Bliss has saved me from a very fussy, crying baby. I think most of the time the issue is an upset belly and this calms and soothes it right away. Marian always seems to have hiccups too and just a drop of this makes them go away like magic. A must-have for any new mom!
Every baby needs a Summer Infant Complete Nursey Care Kit. From a hairbrush to nail clippers, this kit has everything you baby needs and comes in a little pouch for easy travel and organization. This kit comes in Pink and Blue but of course, I’m showing the pink because it’s my favorite color.