Welcome to the list that I wish had when I was an expecting mom!
When you are about to have your first child and you realize it’s time to register for gifts, it can be overwhelming! Just walking into Buy, Buy, Baby and you will see so many kind of baby monitors and bibs it can feel impossible to know which ones to choose. After feeling a bit lost when I was picking out baby stuff, I am passionate about helping other women not feel so clueless. So when a girlfriend asked me what she needed, I made a VERY extensive list. If you know anyone who is about to have a baby, please share this with them and hopefully it can serve as a tool to make getting baby items easier!
Intro bottle kit from Dr. Brown’s or another brand
Bottle sterilizer (optional) but made things easier for us since not breastfeeding. Got ours on Amazon. : Dr. Brown’s Deluxe Bottle Sterilizer https://www.amazon.com/dp/
Bottle cage for dishwasher : Munchkin Deluxe Dishwasher Basket https://www.amazon.com/dp/
Bibs (easy to slip on and wash ) Burt’s Bees Baby – Bibs, https://www.amazon.com/dp/
Burp cloths or Muslim blankets
Diaper genie of some sort – we like our munchkin diaper pail. Keeps the smell in better. Munchkin Diaper Pail Baby Registry Starter Set https://www.amazon.com/dp/
Changing pad cover
Diaper rash cream- Butt Paste
Diapers and wipes- I got a Costco membership just to get their brand of diapers. I love buying them in bulk and they are slightly cheaper.
Love to Dream Swaddle UP, Blue, Small, 8-13 lbs, Dramatically Better Sleep, Allow Baby to Sleep in Their Preferred arms up Position for self-Soothing, https://www.amazon.com/dp/
Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit – Swaddle Transition Product – Cotton-Blue-3-6 Months https://www.amazon.com/dp/
Halo Sleepsack Swaddle, 100% Cotton, Triangle Neutral, Multi, Small https://www.amazon.com/dp/
Waterproof crib cover sheet : SureGuard Crib Size Mattress https://www.amazon.com/dp/
(I bought two water proof covers to layer them so I wouldn’t have to change sheets at night when he wet the bed. Only pull off first layer of sheet and waterproof cover to reveal second set on bed. *MOM HACK*)
Sound machine– white noise worked best for us.
Black out curtains
Bassinet until they are in their own room
Back pillow- we LOVED using this in bed while up at night with Judah. It was a life saver: Milliard Reading Pillow https://www.amazon.com/dp/
Footie Sleepers with zippers – buttons are so annoying.
Diaper holder that goes in diaper bag : Skip Hop Pronto Changing Pad https://www.amazon.com/dp/
Car seat and base
Stroller – highly recommend rubber wheels. Our plastic ones made for a bumpy not fun ride.
Baby silverware for later :Infant Self Baby Spoon Fork… https://www.amazon.com/dp/
Dreft laundry detergent for baby clothes
Baby tub (our fav and comes with newborn sling:) The First Years Sure Comfort Deluxe Newborn to Toddler Tub Pink https://www.amazon.com/dp/
Baby Bath towels and wash cloths
Baby soap and gentle lotion
Nose Frida or bulb to get snot (you don’t think you will want to use it but it helps so much!)
Syringe with measurements
Infants Tylenol and Motrin
I wanted to be super prepared so I got the Frida mom delivery kit. It’s expensive but I liked the gown and a starter kit for healing your body after. Here is the link: https://frida.com/
If you don’t want the $100 kit. I would get:
Witch hazel pads : BIRCHWOOD Laboratories A-E-R Pre-Moistened Witch Hazel Pads, 160 Count (Pack of 4) https://www.amazon.com/dp/
This peri bottle is SO much better than the one at the hospital they give you. https://frida.com/
*I had a tougher labor so I needed a donut pillow to sit on and I LOVED it.*
I hope this list was helpful to you. If there is an item you LOVED that I am missing please comment with it below!