The Best  Baby List

  

Getting ready for baby! The baby items that are essential and the items that are not necessary but will make your life easier.

 

 

I have created a baby list that has the most essential items along with items that are for your convenience. You can print out the checklist and check off the items as you get them. Create a baby registry so your loved one’s can help you fulfill these items. I used Amazon for my baby registry because I thought it would be easiest for everyone to purchase items since, most people have Amazon prime. With Amazon prime your friends can choose to send the gift straight to your house. When I was pregnant with my third baby, it had been 12 years since I had a baby. Baby items changed so much and there’s so much more to choose from now. I was unsure of what would be the best items for my little girl. I want to share with you, through my experience, what is helpful or necessary. I have a 18 year old daughter, 15 year old daughter, 3-year-old daughter and an 18-month-old son. I breastfed all of my babies. I will let you know what helped me along with breastfeeding. Some items are essential and some are for convenience. This is the best baby list you will find.

I will highlight the essentials in blue.

 

 


Breastfeeding items

 

You can check with your insurance if you get a free electric breast pump. I was surprised, my insurance gave me a free breast pump. It’s such a luxury. My insurance sent me the Medela breast pump and it worked great. You can call your insurance company and they will tell you what brands they carry and then you can look up the reviews online before making a decision. If you get an electric breast pump you can also get a hand pump for extra convenience, but it’s not essential. A hand pump is convenient to have when you are engorged and need a quick release. It’s also easy to travel with. The electric breast pump is good for creating a larger supply for when you go back to work, or if your exclusively pumping , or if your pumping frequently to increase your milk supply.

 

I personally, used the Medela  pump and it worked great for me.

Electric Breast Pump

Medela New Pump in Style with MaxFlow, Electric Breast Pump, Closed System, Portable, 2020 Version

Hand breast pump

New Medela Harmony Manual Breast Pump, Single Hand Breastpump with Flex Breast Shields for More Comfort and Expressing More Milk

 

You will need nursing pads to prevent milk leakage in public. Carry some in your diaper bag and purse to prevent any embarrassing moments. It probably will happen to you at some point. Don’t worry about it. I like to have both, disposable and nondisposable nursing pads. 

Disposable Nursing pads

Medela Safe & Dry Ultra Thin Disposable Nursing Pads, 120 Count Breast Pads for Breastfeeding, Leakproof Design, Slender and Contoured for Optimal Fit and Discretion

Washable  nursing pads

NatureBond Organic Bamboo Nursing Breast Pads - 10 Washable Pads + Wash Bag - Breastfeeding Nipple Pad for Maternity - Reusable Nipplecovers for Breast Feeding

 

It’s good to have some nipple cream around. In the beginning, your nipples will probably get dry like chapped lips. You can apply the cream on your nipples to moisten and relieve some pain. Take care of your breasts proactively so you don’t end up with a painful infection.

Apply the cream in between feedings, wipe it off before you nurse again. Try not to wear a shirt, in the beginning, to let your breast air out and heal. They will leak a lot and you don’t want them to sit in a damp shirt. 

Nipple cream.

Organic Nipple Butter Breastfeeding Cream by Earth Mama | Lanolin-free, Safe for Nursing & Dry Skin, Non-GMO Project Verified, 2-Fluid Ounce (Packaging May Vary)

 

Medela Lanolin Nipple Cream for Breastfeeding, 100% All Natural Single Ingredient, New Purelan, 1.3 Ounce

Pink Stork Nipple Cream: 100% Organic Breastfeeding Essentials with Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Lanolin Free, Heals Cracks + Pains, Women-Owned, 1 oz

 

Water is so important in your breastfeeding journey. You won’t be able to produce enough milk without drinking enough water. Breastfeeding makes you feel hungry and thirsty all the time. You’re going to have your hands full, you’re going to be forgetful, and your not going to have time for yourself. So try and have water and food ready and available at all times. I like the water bottles with the time markers to help remind you when you need more water. I also think a bottle with a straw may make it a little easier for you to drink while holding the baby. 

Water bottle

50 Strong BPA-free Reusable Water Bottle with Time Marker, 30 Ounces (Heiffen Water)

PASER Half Gallon/64oz Water Bottle with Straw & Time Marker, Wide Mouth Leakproof BPA Free Sports Motivational Water Jug with Measurements to Ensure You Drink Enough Water (Included Straw Brush)

 

The bras I like to use are the sleep nursing bras. I don’t like the type that you have to unhook or unbotton. It’s hard enough getting the baby adjusted, he’s wiggling around, and your trying to keep yourself covered in public, and you have to worry about a difficult snap or button. With the sleep bra, you can just pop the boob out. You’ll find out, each baby has their different breastfeeding likes and dislikes. My youngest was at a point for a while that he would only nurse with me side-lying, nursing him. That’s the only way he could get comfortable for a while. Make sure you think about the comfort and accessibility to nurse when dressing yourself.


Nursing bra

Kindred Bravely French Terry Racerback Nursing Sleep Bra for Maternity/Breastfeeding

Caramel Cantina 4 Pack Nursing Maternity Sleep Bra

 

Nursing shirts are helpful. You want to make your wardrobe as convenient to nurse as possible. I think the nursing shirts help with easy access and at the same time helping with coverage. I mostly used low cut shirts that we’re easy to pull down to nurse. This saved me money on buying a bunch of nursing shirts.

 

Nursing shirts

Smallshow Women's Maternity Nursing Tops Short Sleeve Breastfeeding Clothes

Bearsland Women's Maternity Nursing Tank Tops Sleeveless Breastfeeding Clothes

 

Prenatal vitamins

Subscribe and save through Amazon. The Amazon brand of gummy vitamins tastes delicious and are very affordable. Or try the vegan option by Mykind.

Amazon Brand - Solimo Prenatal Vitamins & DHA - Pregnancy Wellness - 90 Gummies (45-Day Supply)

Organics Prenatal Gummy Vitamins - Berry - Organic, Non-GMO, Vegan, Kosher Complete Multi - Methyl B12, D3 & Folate - Gluten, Soy & Dairy Free - 120 Real Fruit Chew Gummies


Your going to be burning calories producing milk. This is going to leave you hungry all the time. Make sure you have snacks readily  available. Have fruit, granola bars, protein bars, fiber one snacks, belvita biscuits, and lactation snacks. The lactation snacks will help you produce more milk while replenishing your calories. You can also drink tea to help with lactation. I enjoyed drinking tea everyday and this counts towards your hydration. I drank the heart mama milk aid tea. Have some healthy snacks lying around so you don’t eat fast junk foods like chips and cookies.

Snacks/ lactation supplements 

Lactation Brownie Mix Breastfeeding Supplement - Double Chocolate Breast Milk Support Snack Alternative to Lactation Cookies to Boost Breastmilk Supply Increase - 24 Ounces

Boobie Bar Superfood Lactation Bar, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, [1.7 Ounce Bars, 6 Count] (Package May Vary)

UpSpring Baby Milkflow Fenugreek and Blessed Thistle Powder Chocolate Lactation Supplement Drink Mix, Breastfeeding Supplement for Lactation Support, 18 Count, to Promote Healthy Breastmilk Supply

Organic Milkmaid Tea by Earth Mama | Supports Healthy Breastmilk Production and Lactation, Herbal Breastfeeding Tea Supplement, 16 Teabags per Box

The breastfeeding cover was convenient sometimes. I think it depends on your baby’s personality. My daughter did pretty well with it. I used it frequently with her. My son didn’t like to be covered so I would have to hold a blanket up to cover myself but not touch the baby with the blanket. I kept the nursing scarf on all the time because it helped with coverage. 

 

Nursing cover

Nursing Cover Breastfeeding Scarf - Baby Car Seat Covers, Infant Stroller Cover, Carseat Canopy for Girls and Boys by YOOFOSS

 

 Nursing pillow

This was very helpful the first two weeks. After, having a c-section, I needed the extra help with supporting my baby. But I only used it for a couple of weeks. After that, it was more work to use the pillow than to just hold my baby on my own. It was more difficult to try and get the baby in the right position with the nursing pillow. A regular pillow came in more handy if I did need the support.

Boppy Original Nursing Pillow and Positioner, Notebook Black and Gold, Cotton Blend Fabric with allover fashion

 

Boppy Nursing Pillow – Bare Naked | Breastfeeding and Bottle Feeding, Propping Baby, Tummy Time, Sitting Support | Pillow Only

 

 

 

Baby clothes

Clothes are fun to buy. You’ll probably receive a lot of clothes from your baby shower because people  love to buy cute baby clothes. Baby’s grow so fast. You may have a small baby that stays petite, or you may have a big baby that grows out of clothes in a week. My kids grow super fast. My kids wore newborn clothes for a week. Then they wore size 0-3 months for a couple of weeks and wore 3-6 months for a couple of months. It’s better to have sizes at least up to 6 months. So your prepared if your baby grows through clothes real fast. Make sure when you do your baby registry that you add sizes 0-6 months when picking out clothes.

Lower amount is essential and the larger amount is for convenience. You will probably change your baby’s clothes multiple times a day because your milk will leak on their clothes, the baby will spit up, and blow outs of poop. So you will be doing a lot of laundry.

7-14 pairs of Socks

5-10 Onesies

5-10 Pants

5-10 Shirts

2 Sweaters

5 Pajamas

5 baby gloves (you could use socks on the baby’s hands if you don’t want to buy gloves)

RATIVE Newborn Baby Boys and Girls Gloves,No Scratch Mittens 100% Cotton

Baby laundry detergent

Dreft Stage 1: Newborn Hypoallergenic Liquid Baby Laundry Detergent (HE), Natural for Baby, Newborn, or Infant, 32 Loads (Packaging May Vary), 50 Fl Oz (Pack of 2)

 


Sleep Gear

I used the swaddle blankets a lot. They’re easy to use and helps put the baby to sleep. My son cried a lot and this would help calm him down. You’ll want a night light if your breastfeeding. The baby will wake up often but you won’t want to turn the bright lights on. The white noise machines help with putting your baby to sleep. It helped me sometimes and sometimes not. But it’s worth having. You’ll want any help you can get. 

 

 

 

 

5- Receiving blankets 5-5-10 Swaddle blankets

GLLQUEN BABY Swaddle Blankets for Baby Boys, Blue Star & Crown, 3 Pack Wrap Set, Newborn Adjustable Swaddles Sleep Sack, 0-3 Months (Small/Medium)

Baby Blankets

Crib/bassinet sheets

Night light

White noise

REACHER R2 White Noise Machine and Night Light with 31 Soothing Sounds, 0-100 Dimmable Color Changing Light, Sleep Timer for Sleeping, Feeding, for Baby, Kids, Adult,Bedside Table

3 in 1 Baby Bassinets,AMKE Bedside Sleeper for Baby, Baby Crib with Storage Basket for Newborn, Easy Folding Bassinet for Baby and Safe Co-Sleeping,Adjustable Portable Baby Bed,Travel Bag Included

Safety 1st Nap and Go Rocking Bassinet, Star Gazer, One Size

Baby Bassinet Cradle Includes Gentle Rocking Feature, Great for Newborns and Infants Safe Mattress Includes Wheels for Easy Movement High End Washable Fabric Lightweight

4moms mamaRoo Sleep Bassinet, Bluetooth Baby Bassinets and Furniture with 5 Unique Motions, 4 Built-in White Noise Options, Birch

 

 

 

 

Car gear

Car seat

Infant body support pillow

COOLBEBE Upgraded 3-in-1 Baby Head Neck Body Support Pillow for Newborn Infant Toddler - Extra Soft Car Seat Insert Cushion Pad, Perfect for Carseats, Strollers, Swing

Car mirror

Little Chicks Rear Facing Baby Easy View Safety Mirror with Clear Wide View - Model CK101

Car seat protector

Lusso Gear Car Seat Protector with Thickest Padding - Featuring XL Size (Best Coverage Available), Durable, Waterproof 600D Fabric, PVC Leather Reinforced Corners, & 2 Large Pockets for Handy Storage

 

Carseat  toys

FOREAST Baby Crib Hanging Rattles Toys Infants Spiral Stroller Car Seat Toy for Kids (Bird)

Portable white noise

Baby Shusher the Sleep Miracle – Sound Machine – Rhythmic Human Voice Shushes Baby to Sleep Every Time – The Quickest Way to Get Baby to Sleep

 

 

 

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Walking gear

 

Stroller 

When buying a stroller, I recommend a stroller with bigger wheals. The cheaper the stroller, the harder it will be to push and maneuver. You’ll realize how difficult it is to walk your stroller on anything but a smoothe terrain. The companies makes the more expensive strollers  more convenient to fold up and open up. You won’t  have to buy a sun shade for your stroller if you buy a stroller that already has good sunshade coverage.  You’ll notice the convenience of the sun and rain cover when your out for a walk and then it starts to rain on you or the sun starts to get stronger a d your baby is crying and your worried about a sun burn because baby’s skin is very sensitive to the sun.

Graco Modes Pramette Stroller, Baby Stroller with True Bassinet Mode, Reversible Seat, One Hand Fold, Extra Storage, Child Tray, Pierce

 

Limited-time deal: Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 All-Terrain Stroller, Jet


Cover for rain or sun

Stroller Rain Cover,Universal Stroller Accessory,Waterproof, Windproof Protection,Protect from Dust Snow,Baby Travel Weather Shield

Sun Shade for Strollers (Long). Universal Adjustable SPF 30+ Sunshade with See Through. Your Baby Will See The World and Will Be Protected. by IntiMom

 

 

Feeding supplies

My kids were super picky with bottles. They liked the Dr. Brown’s bottles the most. These bottles are also recommended by pediatricians and help with gas and colic. The amount of bottles needed depend on how often you plan to bottle feed.

 

Try the NEW Unsweetened Citrus Ginger Drops!

 

 

4-8 Bottles and Nipples

Dr. Brown's Original Bottle, 4 Ounce, 4 Pack

 

Bottle cleaner

Bottle Brush Cleaner 5 Pack - Long Water Bottle and Straw Cleaning Brush - Kitchen Wire Scrub Set for Washing, Wine Decanter, Baby, Kombucha, Pipes, Hydro Flask Tumbler, Sinks, Beer Brewing Supplies

Bottle dryer

Boon Lawn Countertop Drying Rack ,White

 

Bottle warmer

Kiinde Kozii Baby Bottle Warmer and Breast Milk Warmer with Safe Warm Water Bath Technology and Auto Shutoff for Warming Breast Milk, Infant Formula and Baby Food

High chair (this isn’t essential yet but if you add it to your baby registry then someone might buy it for you so you don’t have to worry about it later.)

5-Bibs (I could never get my kids to use bibs, I just washed a lot of laundry, but if you can get your baby to wear a bib, feeding will definitely be easier)

5-Burp cloths (I never used these but you make like to use them)

 

 

These were my babies favorite brands for pacifiers. 

5- Pacifiers

Philips Avent Super Soothie Pacifier, Green, 3+ Months, 4 Pack, SCF192/45

MAM Night Pacifiers (2 Pack, 1 Sterilizing Pacifier Case), MAM Pacifiers 0-6 Months for Baby Boy, Best Pacifier for Breastfed Babies, Glow in the Dark Pacifier, Baby Pacifiers

2- Teething toys

Baby Teething Toys for Newborn (4-Pack) Freezer Safe BPA Free Infant and Toddler Silicone Banana Toothbrushes Fruit Giraffe Teethers Soothe Babies Gums Set with Storage Case

 

Infantino 3-Pack Water Teethers

Formula (if needed)

 

How to use a menstrual cup

 

 

 

 

Medical kit

American Red Cross Deluxe Health and Grooming Kit| Infant and Baby Grooming | Infant and Baby Health | Thermometer, Medicine Dispenser, Comb, Brush, Nail Clippers and More with Convenient Tote

Tylenol

Ibuprofen 

Thermometer (oral/rectal) not ear or forehead. When your baby is a newborn the doctor will want a rectal reading for the most accurate reading. You’ll need Vaseline to insert the thermometer. You can clean the thermometer with alcohol. 

 

Grooming

Nail file

Nail cutters

Brush

Nose suction

 

My babies had sensitive skin so I could only use a few brands of diapers their first year. The huggies snugglers , hello bello, and the honest company. If your baby gets a rash it may be the diaper. I would get 1 box of newborn diapers and 1 box of size 1. Unless, you know your baby will be on the smaller size or born early. Then you want to get a box of premie diapers and newborn diapers. If you subscribe from the hello bello website you can save money by bundling. Or you can subscribe from Amazon and save 5-20% off your purchase. You can include the diapers, baby wipes, baby laundry detergent, baby soap, baby lotion, and vitamin drops.

 

Diaper gear

Diapers

Hello Bello Diapers, Size 1, 35 Count, Alphabet Soup Design

The Honest Company, Club Box, Clean Conscious Diapers, Teal Tribal + Multi-color Giraffes, Size 1, 80 Count (Packaging + Print May Vary)

Huggies Little Snugglers Baby Diapers, Size Newborn, 72 Count

 

My favorite brand of wipes is Pampers, second favorite is Huggies, but I would also use the hello bello brand that comes in the diaper package. I liked them because they were made of mostly water, but they were a little thin and dry so I had to use more wipes during diaper changes. The Amazon brand works good enough but again I think they are a little thin and dry. You may try and save money by buying cheaper brands or off brands, then the product will probably not work as well and you will have to use more of the product, ending in spending the same amount of money. The diapers may leak faster (more leaks that end up soiling clothes and sheets)and you have to use more baby wipes to clean up the same job

 

 Baby wipes

Baby Wipes, Huggies Natural Care Sensitive Baby Diaper Wipes, Unscented, Hypoallergenic, 12 Flip-Top Packs (768 Wipes Total)

Pampers Sensitive, Water Based Baby Wipes, 392 Total Wipes

 

You’ll definitely want to invest in a diaper pale to keep the stinky diaper air contained. 

Diaper pail

Playtex Diaper Genie Complete Pail with Built-In Odor Controlling Antimicrobial, Includes Pail & 1 Refill, Grey , 8.36 Pound

Playtex Diaper Genie Refill Bags, Ideal for Diaper Genie Diaper Pails, Registry Gift Set, Pack of 8, 2160 Count

 

The changing pad is convenient because no matter where you are you have a clean place to change your baby’s diaper and your back might be hurting so if you don’t have to bend down to change diapers every five minutes, you’ll be slightly happier. 

EGREE Baby Changing Table Portable Folding Diaper Changing Station with Wheels, Adjustable Height Mobile Nursery Organizer with Safety Belt and Large Storage Racks for Newborn Baby and Infant, Gray

FIZZEEY Baby Diaper Changing Table - Baby Changing Table Baby Changing Station w/Drawers, Laundry Hamper Organizer and Changing Table Pad, Grey


Changing pad

Baby Portable Changing Pad, Diaper Bag,Travel Mat Station, Grey Compact

 

Along with a diaper bag, a diaper organizer is convenient to have. For a whole I only used the diaper caddy because I was able to see where the items were instead of fishing through a bag. I would bring it in the car or have it with in whatever room I was hanging out in.

 

Diaper bag

Diaper Bag with Changing Station, Travel Foldable Baby Bed, Baby Bag Backpack, Multi-Function Large-Capacity, Portable Bassinets with USB Charging Port, Waterproof, Grey/Pink

Diaper Bag Backpack with Travel Bassinet,Detachable Foldable Baby Bed for Bady Toddler, 3 in 1 Nappy Bag Changing Station, Travel Baby Bag with Crib,Shade Cloth,Mattress

Diaper caddy

AvitaVera Baby Diaper Caddy Organizer - Nursery Storage Basket and Bag for Changing Table/Car

A and D ointment 

A&D Diaper Rash Ointment Skin Protectant Original - 4 oz, Pack of 3

 

Vaseline

VASELINE BLUESEAL BABY JELLY - 100ML

 

Butt paste

Boudreaux's Butt Paste Maximum Strength Diaper Rash Ointment, 4 oz, 3 Pack

Diaper changing table

A diaper station is not essential but is convenient if you have the space for it. Your going to be doing a lot of bending and lifting

 

 

 

Bath time

Baby bath

Pond Pals Baby Bath (Frog)

 

Blooming Bath Lotus - Baby Bath (Gray/Light Yellow)

Kinfant Bathinette Folding Changing Table Baby Diaper Station with Bath Tub Unit, Portable Children Baby Dresser Unit Infant Nursery Trays Storage

Wash cloths

Konjac Baby Sponge for Bathing, Cute Shapes Natural Kids Bath Sponges for Infants, Toddler Bath Time, Natural and Safe Plant-Based Konjac Baby Bath Toys, 3pc. Set: Butterfly, Ladybug, Star

Hypoallergenic Bamboo Baby Wash Clothes - 2 Layer Ultra Soft Absorbent Bamboo Washcloths for Boy - Newborn Face Towel - Makeup Remove Washcloths for Delicate Skin - Baby Shower Gift (Gray, 6 Pack)

 

My favorite baby soap brand is Baby Dove. It’s delicate on their skin and doesn’t over dry. My second favorite brand is Eucerin and Eucerin has a good eczema line. Don’t skip out on the lotion. Moisturizing your baby’s skin is important. 

 

Soap

Baby Dove Tip to Toe Baby Wash and Shampoo For Baby's Delicate Skin Rich Moisture Washes Away Bacteria, Tear-Free and Hypoallergenic 20 oz

 

Eucerin Baby Wash & Shampoo - 2 in 1 Tear Free Formula, Hypoallergenic & Fragrance Free, Nourish and Soothe Sensitive Skin - 13.5 fl. oz. Pump Bottle (Pack of 3)

 

Lotion

Baby Dove Sensitive Skin Care Body Lotion For Delicate Baby Skin Rich Moisture With 24-Hour Moisturizer, 20 fl oz (Package May Vary)

 

Eucerin Baby Body Lotion - Hypoallergenic & Fragrance Free, Safe for Everyday Use on Sensitive Skin - 13.5 fl. oz. Pump Bottle

 

Baby Dove + Nuby Splish Splash Bathtime Gift Set Body Wash, Shampoo, Lotion, Hot Safe Bath Duck, Stacking Cups and Tear-Free Rinse Pail Dermatologist Tested

Baby Dove Rich Moisture Bundle, Tip to Toe Wash and Lotion, 13 Ounce Each 

 

I decided that quality is better than a quantity when it comes to towels. You can three towels for the price of one towel but the cheaper towels have a very thin material whereas the more expensive brands are thick, soft, and fluffy.

 

Towels

Premium Ultra Soft Organic Bamboo Baby Hooded Towel with Unique Design – Hypoallergenic Baby Towels for Infant and Toddler – Suitable as Baby Gifts

Ultra Soft Bamboo Hooded Baby Towel - Hooded Bath Towels with Ears for Babies, Toddlers - Large Baby Towel - Cute for Boys and Girls - Gray by San Francisco Baby

b&h Baby Thermometer, The Infant Baby Bath Floating Toy Safety Temperature Thermometer (Classic Duck)

 

Doli Yearning Digital Baby Thermometer Bath Thermometer|Kids' Bathroom Safety Products|Green Octopus|Available for Fahrenheit and Celsius|Floating…

 

 

 

 

Baby scale

A baby scale is definitely not essential. It will make you feel better knowing if your baby is gaining weight normally. It also could save you trips to the pediatric office if you can relay the baby’s weight over the phone instead of going in the clinic for a weight check.

 

Greater Goods Baby Scale (Basic (Non-Connected))

 

I bought a few different carriers. The Infantino works great and is very affordable. If you want to spend the extra money to get the best quality then I recommend the Lillebaby  brand.  If you want to know the difference, it’s small minor things, like getting better the back support or the comfort of the cushion for the baby’s head.

 

Carrier

Infantino Flip Advanced 4-in-1 Carrier - Ergonomic, convertible, face-in and face-out front and back carry for newborns and older babies 8-32 lbs

 

LÍLLÉbaby Complete All Seasons Six-Position Baby Carrier, Stone

 

Your pediatrician will tell you to start doing tummy time. You can do this by putting a blanket down on the floor and leaving the baby on his or her tummy. But if you want the whole bells and whistles to keep your baby amused longer then, buy a baby gym. I did try out the water mat and I did not like it. I never used it because I didn’t feel like it was safe.

 

 

Extras

Tummy time Matt

Yookidoo Play 'N' Nap Baby Activity Gym. Infant Play Mat with Foldable Blanket, Tummy Time Pillow & Newborns Sensory Toys. Machine Washable, from 0-12 Months

 

Lupantte Lion Baby Gym Play Mat with 9 Toys for Sensory and Motor Skill Development Language Discovery, Thicker and Non Slip Baby Activity Gym with Ball Pit, Green Tree for Babies and Toddlers

 

Bright Starts Tummy Time Prop & Play

 

Fisher-Price Grow-with-Me Tummy Time Llama, Plush Infant Support Wedge, Multi

 

Most babies cry a lot and you need to rock them to soothe them to sleep. If you want a break from rocking and holding your crying baby then you can try a swing or rocker.

 

Swing

Graco Simple Sway Swing

 

Nova Baby Swing for Infants - Motorized Portable Swing, Bluetooth Music Speaker with 10 Preset Lullabies, Remote Control, Gray - Jool Baby

 

Rocker

Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker - Pacific Pebble, Portable Baby Seat, Multi

 

Rocking chair

 

Nursery center

Pamo Babe Deluxe Nursery Center Comfortable Mattress and Changing Station (deep Grey)

Baby monitor

I chose the baby monitor with two cameras because I have an upstairs and downstairs. I chose the one that came with a monitor not the o e that connects your smart phone because I figured I may want to be on my phone and I won’t be able to see the baby. I like to have the monitor available for me to stare at the whole time.

[Newly Upgraded] VTech VM350-2 Video Monitor with Battery supports 12-hr Video-mode, 21-hr Audio-mode, 5" Screen, 2 Cameras, 1000ft Long Range, Bright Night Vision, 2-WayTalk, Auto-onScreen, Lullabies

 

 

 

 

Make sure you have your emergency numbers and information on the fridge. Its hard to think clearly under emergencies. So make sure you are ready. Not to mention, taking a CPR class is very useful.

Emergency numbers

ER

Urgent care

Pediatrician 

OBGYN 

Poison control

 

So, these are the baby items that I think are essential or convenient for a new mom. You can print out this baby list and check off as you get them. Don’t buy too much, until after the baby shower. You don’t want to get a bunch of duplicates. I wouldn’t spend too much money on newborn clothes because your baby will probably only wear that size for a short time. Have a variety of sizes of clothes so your prepared for your baby’s fast growth. keep in mind that if you plan to have more children you can save money by picking colors that are gender neutral for baby gear, clothes and blankets. I never thought of the future and had a plan of when or if I would have more kids. When I was pregnant with my third baby, I was so excited to get everything pink and girly. Then I became pregnant with a boy 8 months after she was born. So reusing baby items would be very convenient. I hope all of this helps inform your decisions. I spent a lot of time and live in making this baby list. Congratulations! Your going to be a great mom. I hope for all the best. 

 

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