My must-have items for a newborn, aka the things I’ve used all over again!
Babies don’t really need that much stuff. But somehow we accumulated a lot when we had our first baby.
It’s a bit hard not to buy EVERYTHING in sight, especially when it’s your first and you’re stepping into the unknown.
Second time around, we knew what works and what was frankly a waste of time/space (I’m looking at you changing station!).
So in this post, I wanted to share my eight newborn essentials.
Diyan is coming up to the four month mark so I wrote this in a hurry in case my memory fails (again!). And in case you missed it, you can read my birth story here.
As you’ll see I’ve not included clothes in my list, but obviously they are a given, as is a car seat and buggy!
I’ll also be sharing the apps I’ve relied on heavily over the last few months to in another post soon.
Here’s my eight essentials for babies aged 0-3 months:
- Sleepy Head – Slightly controversial, but both my babies slept in a Sleepy Head for the first few months. Check the current sleeping guidelines via The Lullaby Trust.
- Snuzpod – I highly recommend this crib to anyone who is planning to have a c-section. It can be strapped to your bed so it’s easier to stretch across and pick up baby, rather than bending down.
- Extra large muslins – These can be used for anything! I’ve used them as covers for the Sleepy Head, as swaddles and also to cover the buggy when it’s nap time. I got my original set from Baby Boden, but looks like they’ve been discontinued. These ones from JoJo Maman Bebe are just as cute!
- Aden & Anais muslins – Both my little ones suffered with reflux so I bought these because I wanted a soft cotton to wipe their faces with. They wash really well – they get even softer over time – and there are so many lovely designs to choose from.
- Winnie the Pooh light – This lovely light plays gentle melodies alongside a light show to help baby drift off to sleep. The music is calming and doesn’t grate like other toys we’ve had. Our exact model has been discontinued but this looks just as nice.
- Boba Wrap – The wrap came to the rescue (again) when Diyan was a few weeks old. It freed up my arms to do stuff (like drink that cuppa before it went cold, again!) while keep baby close.
- Lansinoh Nipple Cream – If you are considering breastfeeding, be sure to buy a tube of this stuff. It soothes sore nipples, and also good as a lip balm, and general cream too.
- Tommee Tippee Healthcare Kit – OMG babies are born with claws! The nail scissors that come with this kit are brilliant as are the other accessories, including hair brush and thermometer.
I probably could have included a few more items, but I’ll stop there for now…
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