Joy’s Favorite Go-To Items for New Moms

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!

Feeding


Bottle warmer 

Intro bottle kit from Dr. Brown’s or another brand

Bottle Brush : Dr. Brown’s 3 Piece Bottle Brush https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NCUKCC0?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

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/B01E1H95LW?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

Bottle cage for dishwasher : Munchkin Deluxe Dishwasher Basket https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000RI8Y30/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_0S5VWRMME642RE5BN0QZ

Bibs (easy to slip on and wash ) Burt’s Bees Baby – Bibshttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N4POQSA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_SBS50MBMK97M0P6HBTMD

Burp cloths or Muslim blankets

Changing


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/B07DPMV3RZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_VQ1KRA3TNZGPHKABABHY

Diaper pail liners for the one you choose

Diaper wipe basket divider 

Changing pad : Munchkin Secure Grip Waterproof Diaper Changing Pad https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O64QJOC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_CCBQMRQ0DKEGMYZEWX23

Changing pad cover

Water proof cloths:  BlueSnail Bamboo Quilted Thicker https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R5DXK2M?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

Changing table

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.

Sleep


Swaddles :

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/B005MATOM8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_m4f3re11uq944

Baby Merlin’s Magic Sleepsuit – Swaddle Transition Product – Cotton-Blue-3-6 Months https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WRM10L2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_BdX9WgcEhXnMq

Halo Sleepsack Swaddle, 100% Cotton, Triangle Neutral, Multi, Small https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LAG1TOS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_PG0KC9Q1800GDKF9DE0A

Crib

Crib mattress

Waterproof crib cover sheet : SureGuard Crib Size Mattress  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JVVKO1E?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

(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*)

Crib sheets

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/B0733ZCSR9?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

Video monitor

Clothes


Socks

Hats

Onesies

Pants

Shorts/ skirts

Footie Sleepers with zippers – buttons are so annoying.

Jackets

Random


Diaper bag

Diaper holder that goes in diaper bag : Skip Hop Pronto Changing Pad https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NDHM797/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_9ZW6PDAQ4JMBYKAMVM2B

Baby wrap to wear them

High chair

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 Forkhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B0836BQTTT?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

Dreft laundry detergent for baby clothes

Bumbo seat for when they are bigger  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0875VV8KL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_Z6KDVMZ0VV2Y7HP92NGH

Bath


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/B000XW65SG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_0TQT7WA853JF44M306RD

Baby Bath towels and wash cloths

Baby soap and gentle lotion

Medical


Thermometer

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

Labor


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/products/hospital-bag-essentials-complete-kit

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/B077H78GDQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_2T62SHV1EJ57TJJYVH0B

This peri bottle is SO much better than the one at the hospital they give you. https://frida.com/products/upside-down-peri-bottle

These ice pack pads are awesome too! You get some at the hospital and I asked for more before I left and took some home. I just loved having plenty. https://frida.com/products/instant-ice-maxi-pads

*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!

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