Our Newborn Essentials List, so you know exactly what to buy for when your infant arrives. We’ve taken all the hard work out, filtered through all the products of which are a miss and which ones are a must..
When you first find out you’re pregnant a million things rush into your head. First, it’s a high, followed by a tidal wave of emotions; then you have to figure out who to tell and last, but certainly not least, comes the laundry list of things you need when your baby arrives. A list that can seem daunting, overwhelming and most of all… expensive!
How do you know you have the right things? What is the best version? Will you need one or several? This is the time it can be easy to go overboard and buy unnecessary products. Continue reading for our list of ‘Newborn Essentials,’ so you know exactly what to buy for when your infant arrives. We’ve taken all the hard work out, filtered through all the products of which are a miss and which ones are a must. The rest and extras you can buy as you need it. Now you can focus on what really matters… you and baby!
SLEEP: Sleep suits are a must and the Woombie Swaddle is a great choice. It’s a little more expensive than other sleepsuits – but totally worth it. Beware of cheaper sleep suits that stretch and wear out quickly. Invest in a couple so you can rotate and keep them clean (…if your baby spits up). Doc a Tot is the ultimate docking station for your baby. Multifunctional and multitasking, offering a cozy and safe spot that lets your baby rest, lounge, play, do tummy time and get diapers changed.
- Sleep Suit: Woombie Swaddle
- Pajamas: 1212
- Muslin Swaddle Cloths: Marie Chantal
- Noise Machine: Hatch Baby
- Bottle Warmer: Beaba Bottle Warmer
- Bassinet: Briar Bassinet or Doc a Tot
- Baby Monitor: Owlet
- Video Monitor: Nest
FEED: At 1-2 months old, your baby could be feeding around 9 times a day! Which means a lot of burp cloths… We recommend buying around 15. Some babies can go through 10 clothes in a single day. While feeding your baby, try to stay away from plastic bottles; we suggest the glass bottles from Baby Brezza or silicone from Como Tomo.
- Burp Cloths: Little Unicorn or Ellie Fun Day
- Baby Bottles: Como Tomo or Phillips Avent
- Glass Milk Bottles: Baby Brezza or Phillips Avent
- Brush Cleaning Supplies: Boon
- Breast Pump: Naya
- Breast Milk Storage Bags: Medela
- Nursing Bras: Bravado Hands Free and Storq
- Nursing Pads: Kushies
- Nipple Cream: Mother Love
- Nursing Cover: Galileo Linens
CHANGE: Both Parasol and The Honest Company have the best all natural diapers and wipe subscriptions, meaning you don’t have to constantly shop for these essentials, as they remember for you. As for diaper cream, we suggest using Mayron’s. It’s soothing for baby, doesn’t contain parabens or artificial scents and it isn’t tested on animals.
CLEAN: Bath time is a special bonding time for both parents and babies. Below are the best organic soaps, soothing lotions and bath time gadgets to make sure baby stays clean and healthy.
- Baby Soap: Mayron’s Baby Wash
- Baby Lotion: Min Erbs Baby Butter
- Hooded Towels: Marie Chantal
- Baby Nail Clippers: Frida Baby
- Baby Thermometer: Nokia Thermo
- Baby Bathtub: Boon
- Wash Cloths: Aden and Anais
- Baby Brush: Marie Chantal
- First Aid Kit: Baby Sat
SOOTHE: To buy a pacifier or not to buy a pacifier? That is the question… We say buy! When you find yourself in stressful situations and need a break, a pacifier is an easy way to soothe your little one. We recommend buying a lot of them, as they are easy to lose.
DRESS: Newborn babies have super sensitive skin. Clothes and detergent, if not chosen carefully can lead to rashes and skin irritation. Try staying away from clothing with tags that can scratch and onesies with zippers.
- Onsies (Short and Long Sleeve): Marie Chantal and Kateson
- Socks: Marie Chantal
- Hats: Marie Chantal
- Gentle Laundry Detergent: The Laundress
GO: When you’re on the go with a baby, you want to make it as easy as possible for yourself. Make sure you have a stroller that moves easily and is comfortable for your baby. The Marie Chantal x Silvercross strollers not only look good, but are also made from the highest quality materials, making it ideal for both you and your baby. Babies get cold easily, so make sure to pack enough blankets.
- Stroller: Marie Chantal x Silvercross
- Car Seat: Maxi Cosi
- Diaper Bag: Marie Chantal
- Baby Blanket: Marie Chantal