19Must Haves Before
Bringing Baby Home
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This one piece of equipment is all you will need for the first 2-3 years. Sleeping, changing, and travelling: this can go with you everywhere! Make sure you get it with the vibration portable napper so you can move your baby around easily without disturbing his sleep. Only from Graco.
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Get 2 or 3 of these for all your hangout spots in your home. You will need to have them ready in more than one room to clean up unexpected diaper blowouts. There will be many! I had one in my living room, one in the nursery, and even one in my bedroom. After all, you can never be too prepared for a pooping baby!
35 Elite Infant Car Seat
This is by far the BEST car seat system if you want to transition your baby in and out of the car with ease. Buckle him up nice and safe at home in the portable car seat. Then click him right into your car. Also, buy a second base so you can click him right into your husband's, babysitter's, or grandma's car. You'll be glad you did!
Get this installed BEFORE bringing your baby home from the hospital. As soon as you install your car seat, this should be the very next thing. In fact, buy 2 or however many cars you have. You will want to be able to see the baby while driving. It will give you peace of mind to remember you are carrying such precious cargo.
Graco Modes Click Connect Stroller
This stroller allows you and your baby to run errands together worry free. If he falls asleep on the way, no problem! Just unclick the car seat and click it right into this stroller. Your baby can still sleep while you shop. Life keeps moving and so should you. And as they say, "Never wake a sleeping baby!" With this apparatus, you don't have to.
Graco SnugRide SnugLock
Car Seat Base
If you have two cars, grab an extra base for the other car. that way, you can just keep each base permanently buckled in. When you bring the baby out to the car all buckled up in their car seat, just one click and you are ready to go!
If you buy nothing else off this list, be sure to get the Diaper Genie. It made such a difference in my nursery to keep the poop stink at bay. It really works like a dream. And don't forget to grab some extra refills. You will need them!
Boppy Nursing Pillow
This pillow served me so well every time I went to nurse my baby. It offers comfort and support for you and your little bundle. It is easy to take with you all around your house. I even brought it with me in my car for outings. The cute cover is washable and comes off to clean. Perfect gift for any baby registry.
Kiinde Bottle System
Hands down, this is the best bottle system I have come across. There are no bottles to wash, BPA Free Recyclable bags, easy to fill, and freezer friendly. This is a wonderful way to store breast milk and has adaptors for every breast pump. These bags are easy to bring places and perfect for Mommas on the go!
This is the BEST baby monitor I have had thus far. I think I went through 4 others before I got to this one. It has all the features I wanted and some I didn't even know they had. Two-way talking system, I can hear baby and he can hear me. Shows me the temperature of the room, night vision, and sound indicator. This one is the best!
What a cute baby starter to keep them in your bedroom for the first few months. Safe and sound in their own little space. Bring it close to your bed edge to make baby an easy reach for breastfeeding. Keep them near but safe and you won't have to worry about co-sleeping or rolling them over like a bulldozer. Safety first!
Soothing sounds so baby knows it's time to go to sleep. And when he wakes in the middle of the night, he will hear the sounds to tell him it is still time to sleep. From beach waves to a river's babble, you will be sure to find a sound you and your baby love.
Waterprrof Changing Pad
Make sure to get waterproof! There will be spills, poops, peeps, and barf. Get lots of changing pad covers too! It won't get ruined, it is fully wipeable and easy to clean with warm water and a soft cloth. Soft and cushy for baby's comfort with a built-in seatbelt for safety. It even has safety strips to screw into the back of baby's dresser.
Baby Bathtub with Hammock
Must have! A safer way to bathe your little one in a smaller space than the bathtub. Comfy for them and puts parents at ease to see baby happy. The insertable hammock keeps them laying down so you can wash all their parts easily. Hammock comes out so when baby can sit up on their own, you can still utilize this tub for a few more years.
These cloths are a little bit stretchy, so they can achieve a snuggly fit around your baby. It will feel like a hug. This fabric is also thin enough, so baby doesn't get too hot overnight. A swaddled baby is a sleeping baby! At least until they are strong enough to bust out of it. I think my boy lasted 4 months.
Hooded Baby Towels
These are so darn cute, how can your resist! Soft, plush towels with a hood to keep baby warm and toasty after bath time. Choose your color pattern and they come in a three pack. Soft and puffy for newborn skin with no harsh chemicals and no itchy fibers.
BPA Free Plastic Bibs
Save yourself some loads of laundry, Momma! These bibs can be wiped after each use. Or washed alongside the dishes. Better than cloth ones that get stained and pile up over time. Plus, they are BPA Free and have a special pocket to catch food bits instead of the food falling on the floor.
Dentist Approved Pacifiers
Lots of research proved to me these pacis are the best for my boy! They are thinner than regular pacifiers so there is little effect on the baby's jaw and teeth. Also, there are glow-in-the-dark ones so baby can find them in the dark if they fall out.
This may have been my most used item of them all! It holds a pack of wipes, a few diapers, and unfolds to make a diaper changing pad. I never left home without it. In fact, I think I had three! One in my purse, car, and diaper bag. Perfect for a Momma on-the-go, which is me!
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