A couple friends have contacted me and asked me about some of our favorite baby items. If you are a mom-to-be, I hope you enjoy this list and find it helpful!
Fisher Price Swing: We didn’t get one until after Audrey was born, but this was one item that was worth its weight in gold for us. We got a “cradle” style swing that goes side-to-side as well as back-and-forth. We also made sure to get one that we could plug in so we didn’t spend a fortune on batteries. The fabric is washable so this would be a great item to get used!
Swaddles: We swaddled until she started rolling over. We really liked the Halo swaddles. They are a bit pricey, unfortunately. If you put them on your registry, I’d suggest getting at least two each in the newborn and small sizes. They come in two types of fabric: fleece and a lighter weight cotton. We found that the fleece were less likely to come “unswaddled.”
Tommee Tippee Bottles: I nursed Audrey for the first 6-8 months, and these bottles made for a great transition.
Monitor: We got a straightforward audio monitor. I really like that this one has noise-activated lights so that I could look at the monitor and tell if she was making noise rather than having to have it turned up all the time.
Bath Chair: Cheap and simple. I wish it was easier to fold up!
Target Diapers: We used Pampers for the first month or so and then switched to Target. They are about the cheapest diapers I can find and they have worked great for us! I like that they aren’t scented since Audrey’s skin is a bit sensitive.
What baby items are essential in your family?