So many Mom’s ask me what are my must have baby item’s. I have had four kids over the last seventeen years and definitely do have some favorites. One thing I learned after baby number two is there are too many baby products that are truly a waste of money. It makes it so hard to figure out what is needed and what is not needed. One item I tell every mom they do not need is a wipe warmer. Please do not waste your money on this. It is an overall consensus among the moms I know that this item is one of the biggest wastes of money.
I decided to share what my top 20 must have baby items is in hopes that it will help new Mom’s sort through the millions of baby items sold today. If you click on any picture it will connect you to amazon.com. (I do need to let you know as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases click the button if you would like to learn more.)
1.) Halo Bassinets Swivel Sleeper
This bassinet although a bit expensive is worth the cost. At night it gets very tiring getting up and down to wake with the baby. This bassinet sits right up to the bed. It protects the baby but with the parent’s weight you can push the side down to easily access the baby. It makes night feeding easier and checking on the baby much easier. The feet of the bassinet easily slide under the bed which allows it to sit right up next to the side of the mattress.
2.) Wonder Miracle Fluffy Swaddle
There are so many swaddle options, but I found my children really liked these ones. First off they are super soft which I always love. Second off they are so easy to put on the baby which is a must especially late at night. If you can quickly swaddle them back up they quickly are back to sleep. My worry was they would get to hot but this was not a problem in my home. You may want to watch if your home runs warmer. But I absolutely loved them as did my babies.
3.) Iniuniu Large Unisex Baby Backpack
Where do I start when it comes to diapers bags? I have gone through way too many. But this is the best one and it is built to last. I look for lots of zippers and pocket so the diaper bag can be organized which is a huge deal when you have multiple kids. It is also a backpack which to me is perfect. As a new parent you already have your hands full. Because of that you want a backpack as it makes things so much easier.
4.) Graco DuetSoothe Baby Swing
My kids loved swings as did I so I could get things done around the house. What is great about this is it is a swing/rocker combo. You can detach the rocker and carry it to another room. Not only did that help me when I wanted the baby right near me it also saved so much room. Baby items can take up a lot of space and this give you two great baby soothers in one. I can not express how much this was a life saver for me.
5.) Ergobaby Carrier Omni 360
If your baby likes to be held a lot which most do this can be a life saver once they hit the right size. You can wear this in the house and out. It can be used as the baby grows for a long time. You also can purchase the infant insert so when the babies are little they fit. It is a huge help for Moms so that they can get things done and the baby gets to feel the comfort and closeness they truly need.
6.) Nanobebe Breast milk Baby Bottles
Not all women breast fed and in my book fed is best. But in my case I do breastfed by babies and nipple confusion was a huge concern of mine. These bottles are great for all babies especially breastfed ones. They resemble a breast, are easy to clean and do not create nipple confusion. At least they did not in my case. I was really excited about this bottle and it met all my expectations.
7.) Boritar Baby Blanket
If you are looking for a good multi-purpose blanket that is not super costly you have found it here. As I said before I absolutely love a soft blanket and this one was my favorite. The blanket is my favorite, I carry it all year long and my babies love it. I use it to sit the baby on at the park, to block the sun and cuddle the baby. I like that as different material on each side.
8.) Shynerk Baby Car Mirror
For me, the driving with my baby was scary. I always worried if they were ok. I recommend a baby mirror. It gives you piece of mind while driving which is a must. Also, when the baby gets bigger they see themselves in it which is always entertaining. This one fit well in the car and was a great price point.
9.) Safety 1st Deluxe 25-Piece Baby Healthcare Grooming Kit
I always recommend this this to parents. I actually get a new one with every pregnancy. It gives you all the grooming items you need. On top of that it also gives you a thermometer and comes in a cute little zip bag to keep it all together. I love that all the items are good quality and will be needed with a baby. The only thing I do not use is the nose bulb because I love number 10 on my list better.
10.) NeilMed Nasabulb
So, for many moms you are given a little blue bulb in the hospital and those to me never seem to work. On top of the fact all the snot just gets sucked into it. These clear ones were a miracle to me. First off they suck out everything and you do not have to do it over and over. But second off the tip screws off so you clean it. I was so happy with that feature. It also helps that it is clear so you can see inside.
11.) UPPAbaby MESA Infant Car Seat
If you are looking for an amazing car seat this is the one. Now it is expensive. It may not be affordable for you but if it is get it. This car seat is very solid and protects the baby. It is easy to carry and the baby insert inside makes the baby amazingly comfortable as well as secure. On top of that it is the simplest car seat my husband has ever installed. This purchase was the best.
12.) UPPAbaby VISTA Stroller
If you get the car seat above you need the stroller. This stroller folds up and takes truly little room. The car seat snaps in super easy and comes out with the push button on the handle. It rides really smooth as well. It comes with a bassinet you can connect on which I find very convenient but then as they get bigger it has the normal infant seat to click in. These strollers also have added on options such as to add another seat and even a wooden stand board for older kids. This purchase is worth it 100x over.
13.) Medela Pump in Style Advanced with Tote
In the pumping world there are some new editions but in the 17-year span of being a parent this pump has been the best. It is easy to carry, easy to function and easy to clean. Medela is the best bump out there hands down.
14.) Organic Burp Cloths 5-pack
For a burp cloth I find the ones that are thicker are the best. These burp cloths are thick, absorbent and a cute design. But the shape is what makes them the best they stay and fit where they need to unlike the normal burp cloths out there.
15.) Baby Monitor with Remote Pan-Tilt-Zoom Camera with LCD Infrared Night Vision
A baby monitor is a must if you have your baby in a crib and you are not there. I have always preferred the ones with the camera so you can see and hear your baby. It is important to have these two functions. What is even better is if they have good night vision. It gives you piece of mind. Many baby monitors are pretty costly but this one has a really good price point.
16.) Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor
Along with a good monitor if you can afford the Owlet Smart Sock please get it. It gives parents a piece of mind. Most parents sleep lightly and check on their baby a ton worried that they are safe and breathing. This monitors you baby and alerts you if anything is wrong. It truly is a blessing!
17.) Shusher Portable White Noise Sound Machine
The key to getting most babies to sleep is white noise. If you ever notice people shushing their babies it creates white noise to soothe the baby. This is portable, you can bring it anywhere. You can hook it to the car seat and the diaper bag. It can be a life saver.
18.) Pampers Pure Protection Disposable Diapers
All my babies have been in Pampers from the moment they are born. My last baby has super sensitive skin. There diapers are the best. They fit her perfectly even as she has began crawling all over. Her skin is not affected at all by them. She does not get red or break out anymore. These diapers are amazing.
19.) Pampers Aqua Pure Sensitive Diaper Wipes
We use these along with the diapers above and the redness has stopped. With other wipes when we wiped her she would turn bright red but with these nothing. The Pampers Pure line is the way to go if you baby suffers from sensitive skin or if you just want the best for your baby in my opinion.
Do not forget to buy this. Buy the jar version. This is a miracle ointment. It can be used to heal diaper rashes quickly and gently. Any red or dry spots on a baby put this on it works quickly. If your baby has eczema try this as well. We use this on my baby’s eczema and on my older kids’ skin. I recommend this over most other lotions and over all diaper rash creams.
I hope some of my must have baby items help you out in the future with your new baby. They truly are my favorite baby items that I would not suggest if I did not personal love them.