The number one question we have gotten this year is, “what do you really need for baby”. We are focusing on things you actually need – trust us your baby will survive without warm wipes.
We consider ourselves experts after 6 kids between us!
Bassinet : The first few weeks / months you will want your little in your room. The bassinet makes it so much easier for the nighttime feedings and gives you peace of mind having them so close.
Sound machine : All 6 of our kids have the same sound machine – clearly we love it! The Nest is a sound machine & nightlight combo. You can adjust the sound and light from your phone as well as schedule it to turn on / off. Don’t forget to download a sound machine app on your phone too for on the go!
Carrier : A good carrier will be the best purchase you make! It’s the perfect way to sooth a fussy baby and give yourself a little freedom – for laundry ha . We love a wrap for the first few months then I move to a most supportive carrier. Solly Wrap | Ergo 360
Nose Frida : If you haven’t heard of this, just wait. You’ll be slightly grossed out at first, but when you little one has a stuffy nose you’ll thank us!
Swaddle Blankets : There are a million times you’ll need a swaddle blanket – wrapping your babe, laying it on the floor, covering the carrier, covering to bf!
Lounger : An absolute favorite with all 3 of my littles. This is a cozy pillow for your little to lay on with the perfect contour to keep them cozy.
Bathtub : This is just a great basic and it’s lasted from all three of my kiddos!
Swaddle Sleep Sack : Your little one is used to being cozy in your belly so wrapping them before naps is essential . These have Velcro and make it so easy.
Zipper Sleepers : These are the perfect basic outfit for your little one! The zippers make it so easy for diaper changes AND they have built in mittens.
Ubbi : The diaper pail that doesn’t stink and doesn’t require fancy bags! You can use your regular trash bags.
Bouncer : As with everything for babies you can go basic or high end. We have a basic bouncer that we’ve used with all three kids!
Bottles | Bottle Scrubber | Drying Station
Stroller : I have had the same stroller for almost 6 years and it was worth every penny! Think of it as a big investment!
Car Seat : There are so many different styles and price ranges. I vote finding the lightest one! I linked ours.
Diapers | Wipes | Diaper Cream: You’ll need more than you think, but don’t try to stockpile diapers unless you can return. Sizing and estimating how many you’ll need is tricky.
Diaper Bag : So many great options here at every price range. We love backpack options! I’ve had my Freshly Picked for two years and it’s worth every penny! Here is the most famous amazon diaper bag I had this one a few years ago and loved it!
Hope this was helpful as your count down the days to baby! Another post coming soon on essentials for mom + breastfeeding!