Newborn Essentials

As a first time mommy I had no idea what I would need when my baby girl came into this world. So of course I shopped my heart out and got the most useless things you could imagine. From frilly dresses to unlimited amounts of baby books and toys. I came up with a list of essentials that came in handy for me with my newborn. Every baby is different but this will give you a general idea of what you may need.

Clothing:

– Onesies (Button Up/Zip Ups) :
*I would suggest Zip Ups because they make diaper changes so much faster*

– Mittens
*Because babies love to scratch their little faces and their nails grow so quickly*
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– White Undershirts (Short Sleeves)
* These are best for layering under the onesies *
– Hats & Socks (DUH)
* Depending On The Weather Ofcourse *

OTHER:

– Muslin Blankets / Cotton Swaddle Blankets
My favorite brand was Aden & Anais
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– Water Wipes
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– Baby Bottle Drying Rack
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– Thermos
I basically used this to carry boiled water to maker her feed on the go if we were out and about. It fits perfectly in your diaper bag and makes things hassle free.

– Desitin Diaper Rash Cream

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– Nipple Butter
I used this on myself when I was giving her my milk but other than that this works great for babies dry skin or chapped lips.
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– Baby Nail Cutter
The first few times you cut your little ones nails you will be terrified but trust me it gets easier !

– Burts Bees Shampoo & Lotion

– Bath Foam/ Bath Seat
Depending on how small or big your baby is. My baby girl was born premature so it was easier with the bath foam in the beginning because we would give her sink baths. Then she slowly transitioned into using a bath seat as she got bigger.

– Diaper Changing Pad & Washable Urine Mat
These two things really made nappy changes easier and cleaner. For those oopsie moments the urine mat came in handy because it was so easy to clean up afterwards and it didn’t get the changing pad dirty.

– Pacifiers !!!!
My go to pacifiers were the Avent Soothies or WubbaNub

– Dr.Brown Bottles
These were by far my favorite brand of bottles because they helped with colic & gas.
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– Terry Towel Bibs
Emphasis on the terry towel material because it really soaks up any spit up and doesn’t slide off like other bibs do.
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– Fisher Price Rock And Play Rocker
This was perfect for naps and bedtime. My daughter was addicted to this rocker for the longest time.
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– Baby Thermometer
Not only is this great for checking babies temp but it also comes in handy for helping with pooping. ( If you’re a mom you know what I mean )
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These are a few of my newborn essentials if you have any that I didn’t mention on this post then leave them in the comments so other mommies can go and get them before their little ones arrival. Good Luck !

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