I spent most of 2018 scouring the internet trying to find all the newborn essentials I needed to care for my son. I was a first-time mother, and I was obsessed. No seriously, I can’t tell you how many baby carriers I ordered, and how many baby lists I read looking for the right stuff. And I also can’t tell you how many times I had buyers remorse over a product I ordered!
Being a new mama is glorious and intense all at the same time. We want to get it right, and part of that is getting the absolute best for our child. However, trying to figure out which baby essentials are best for your newborn can be a whole rollercoaster. And my goodness- how do you tell one from the other?
If you’re anything like me, you’re one swaddle blanket away from losing your darn mind, so… take a deep breath. After all the research and purchases I’ve made, I’ve created a list of the newborn essentials. This baby list of game changers will make for a much smoother first year…trust me. I’ve been there!
Como Tomo Bottle Set|Diaper Backpack | Pampers | Baby Brezza Bottle Warmer|Shusher|Breastfeeding Pillow|Baby Book Artifact Uprising|Frida Baby Gift Set|Babyletto Crib|Wipes Warmer|Baby Mattress|Hatch Rest|Nuna Mixx Stroller| Car Seat | Come Home Outfit|Dockatot|SNOO|Scripture Swaddle|Hatch Grow
These newborn essentials were game-changers for us. We tested a lot of bottle sets, diaper bags, and bassinets in the making of this list. Some of these items are a little controversial – there are two camps on the Dock-a-Tot in particular. Co-sleeping is a testy subject among parents, with conflicting reports and safety risks. However, I’m not here to judge anyone on how they decide they ultimately feel about the topic, and I can say it was safe and effective for my little one and me to get a good night’s sleep!
I hope this baby list of newborn essentials helps make your first year with your new one much calmer!
Psst… if you’ve worked through your list of must-gets for the baby and are just waiting anxiously for your little one’s arrival, check out our hospital packing checklist!